Hi, I’m Sarah, mom, UK based sewing blogger, crafty designer, co-Host of the yearly #SewTogetherForSummer sewing challenge and neurodivergency advocate…
…I’ve been sewing obsessively – and documenting that journey here – for approx six years. Once I’d acquired a solid base of sewing skills, I quickly became intrigued with mastering fit; there’s nothing like sewing to illustrate there’s no such thing as a ‘standard’ norm when it comes to sizing and fitting!
For example, I’m 5.3″. My measurements tend to fluctuate but at the time of writing are roughly 41 / 33 / 40. Whatever the pattern, I generally have certain fit issues including narrow and forward shoulders / neck and a high rounded back. Where a pattern does not come with cup sizes, I usually need to do a full bust adjustment; I regularly have to shorten sleeves and dress / leg lengths. I also have narrow thighs with conversely ‘athletic’ calves! I love to share what I have learned – whether a successful make or a disaster – in all my posts. I have in-depth tutorials on things like pattern matching, buttonholes and collars – check out the Tutorials link above.
I Co-host the easy-going, Instagram based sewing challenge #sewtogetherforsummer which runs from April through to June 21st each year. It’s designed to celebrate our sewing community and encourage tackling those sewing projects likely to increase our confidence and skill-set. This year champions the Sundress; other years have celebrated loungewear, shirtdresses, jumpsuits and wrap dresses.
I will occasionally accept sponsored posts for products / brands and join pattern Tester Groups for designers I love – they don’t always make it to the blog ;-). Where they do, I add a detailed Sponsored Disclaimer to those posts.
I occassionally write more personal blog posts – you can find these by entering All Sewn Up in the search bar below:
If I’m not busy making something; you’ll generally find me doing the exact opposite – i.e. curled up in my PJs with a good book; a glass of wine in my hand. I am never, ever, knowingly without a book on the go!
After a lifetime of wondering and wandering, I have settled and live with my husband and two children in the heart of rural Devon, UK.They are my everything.
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