Friday, 9 August 2013

The beginning

About 5 years ago I started wanting to take control of how much of an environmental impact I was having and decided to become a vegetarian.  Since then I have attempted to make a stand in various other aspects of my life; I gave up buying new clothes for 2 years and would instead get charity shop finds or swish items.  Recently I have been reigniting my passion for sewing and have start to make and refashion my own clothes.  Sewing is something I have always done in a small way but its started to become a much bigger part of my life in the last 18 months.  I feel that making some of what I wear will cut down on the amount I support the fashion industries planetary impact but also at the very least I can guarantee my item of clothing has not been stitched in appalling conditions by a 6 year old in India. 

On a lighter note, I have been following lots of fabulous sewing blogs recently and have been so amazed and inspired by the work that is going on by all the lovely sewists around the world.  I wanted something to document and structure my new sewing journey and so with the encouragement of my fabulous colleague and sewist Katy ( and my super stylish friend Ziz ( I decided to start this blog. 

Thanks for reading and I’m excited to share my sewing (and all my other) adventures with you.