About Me

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! My name's Zoe and this blog is all about my explorations into sewing and refashioning. These passions form a big part of my desire to live a more sustainable and authentic life. I also aim to inspire and assist others in making/remaking their own clothing.

I firmly believe that sewing and creating can have a fantastic impact on mental health, and am also convinced that enjoying sewing needn't break the bank. 

I'm the creator of the popular online challenges called Me-Made-May which ask sewers/knitters/crocheters/refashioners to wear hand-created clothing every day for a month. The aim is to encourage people to bring the DIY and handmade ethos into their everyday lives, and to develop a better relationship with your handmade wardrobe. The next challenge will be Me-Made-May '16, sign-ups begin on 1st April 2016!!!

Currently, I live in Hastings on the South Coast of the UK with my husband and our daughter Dolores. I am a self-employed sewing teacher, and can be found teaching classes at:
The Village Haberdashery, West Hampsted, London, 
Tilly and the Buttons's HQ, London,
MIY Workshop, Brighton, East Sussex, 

I also organise an annual contemporary craft and handmade market called Brighton Craftaganza.

You can contact me at: sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm always open to collaborations and ideas related to sewing, refashioning and sustainability.

If you would like to check out the garments I have created, please click here

A selection of popular posts, that are not directly about sewing:

Achieving A 'Sustainable Wardrobe'

How I Consume

Sorry But No More Apologies

Sewing + Podcasts = Heaven

My First Podcast/Audio Post


Penny said...

I find you blog so thought provoking. I hope that you don't mind, I've nominated you for a The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I can't find out where the idea originated but it seems a lovely way of thanking the creators of the blogs that I find the most enjoyable and inspiring.
Thanks! My post about the award(s) is here


thewardrobesurgeon said...

Hi Zoe, I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award at http://thewardrobesurgeon.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/super-sweet-blogger-award/

Anonymous said...

Zoe love your baby gro. I can't find the printable pattern I've looked everywhere!!! Lollie2639@yahoo.com

Nicki Rocky said...

Loved your workshop at "Tilly and the Buttons" today. Can't wait to test my jeans pattern! I think the Dolores Bat Wing may be joining my to do list as well!

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Bees Knees Granny said...

Combining fabrics in kid's clothes is a great idea! I made almost all of my son and daughter's clothing through fifth grade--jeans, pajamas, everything. I often worked with remnants, so fabric combos were essential. To my surprise, this made the clothing look LESS "loving-hands-at-home" made. The majority of factory made garments have more than one fabric, whether it's a little touch or outright color blocking. Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

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