Instagram Inspiration

Those of you that follow me on Instagram will know I’ve been been really inspired by my fellow sewcialists of late. I know we say it all the time, but I love our community and in the past year I have discovered indie patterns and attempted makes I never would have without seeing other people’s versions…

A Long Awaited Date With Lizzie

The Lizzie Skirt was one of the early Sew Over It patterns I bought, before my obsession really began. In fact, I *think* it was the pattern I got free when I joined the PDF Club back in February 2017!! (Also join the PDF club – for £5 a year you get a free pdf…

A Dress Fit For a Wedding

I’m not going to lie, when i first started sewing all I wanted to make was statement pieces. As someone who spent most of their twenties lusting after high end fashion in Instyle and Vogue, I wanted to make the kind of glamourous, bespoke and unusual pieces I just couldn’t afford to buy. Now I…

My Me Made May 2018

In 2017 I was a bit late to the Me Made May game. Although I posted under the hashtag, I hadn’t made a pledge as my blog was freshly minted and I wasn’t as embedded in the sewcialist community. This year however I knew it was coming up, so decided to properly commit. I pledged…

Guest Posting!

It’s very exciting times for Sew and Style Lou, as I’ve had my first guest posts. In fact, as life often works both got posted on the same day! First, I wrote a guest post for my good friend Jamie @ Male Devon Sewing for his Insides Out series – you can find out about…

I’m a feminist, but I have the hobbies of a 1950s housewife.

If you’re reading this blog, then chances are you know I love to sew and make my own clothes (with a little crochet and cross stitch thrown in for good measure). What you may not know, if you don’t know me personally, is that I’m a committed, loud and proud feminist. Now full disclosure –…

Tres Chic

Every blog post I write these days seems to start with an apology…maybe I need to start taking it easier on myself and realising a full-time job, sewing and comic book addictions and the need to eat and sleep don’t make it easy to blog regularly! One of the things I’ve been work on is…

Sewing, Mum and Me

Those of you who have picked up this month’s Sew magazine might have seen a familiar face…mine! I was interviewed by Sew for a Mother’s Day feature on mums and daughters who sew, which was a real pleasure. I’ve been planning a blog post about me, my mum and sewing for a while so now…

Sewing Makes You Love Yourself

It’s the New Year and challenge central for sewcialists. I don’t take part in every challenge, but alongside #2018makenine there’s another one I really want to contribute to – Sewing Makes You Love Yourself, or #smyly. The challenge, if you chose to accept it, is to sew a garment that makes you feel beautiful and…

#2018makenine

I know we’re a week in to January, and I’m a bit late to the party, but I wanted to share with you my #2018makenine. Make Nine is a gentle Instagram challenge to plan your sewing for the year, identifying nine patterns or garments you would like to sew. This seems a perfect way to…