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…

Oh So Chic

The Sew Over It Chic Cape was one of those patterns I bought as soon as it came out. I just HAD to have it. And then I thought… Do I really need a cape? Am I really going to WEAR a cape? And then I remembered how much MLST and I lusted after winter…

Crazy for Coco

I know we’re in to January, but I have a couple of posts to share about my post-Christmas makes. I would have blogged about them sooner but…prosecco. Anyway, like a well oiled machine I managed to get my Christmas presents all made a few days in advance, so I got to chill out a bit…

Sew-cation: The Final Chapter

So this was meant to be the last post on my sew-cation back in August… Yep. This post is THAT overdue. There are lots of reasons I haven’t got around to posting about my final sew-cation make – but mainly because it was a bit traumatic to make, and I haven’t had chance to wear it…

My Friend Shauna

It’s time to apologise yet again, as it’s been 2 months since my last post! I have a couple of excuses – firstly I work in education, and the autumn term has been all kinds of crazy so I’ve had less time for sewing. And secondly, I’ve been madly sewing gifts in the run up…

Great British Sewing Bee Live

It’s been two weeks since Great British Sewing Bee live, and I’ve finally found the time to blog about it! I went on the Saturday, and although went on my own (always a bold choice!) it didn’t feel like it at all. Our community is so kind and welcoming. Whilst I was there I got…