About

Hi! My name is Debbie. I am a mum of three beautiful girls. I’m an Australian living abroad. I’m a lover of fashion and beautiful fabrics. I sometimes design patterns, but mostly, I just love to sew.

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My background is in science and human nutrition. I have a Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and was working as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian until I moved to the USA. I’m still very passionate about good health through food, but you won’t find me discussing it on this blog. 

But back to sewing because that is what this blog is all about! I started sewing in 2010, when my girls were just babies. I was instantly hooked and have been sewing EVERY single day since then.

In 2012, I began designing my own clothes. I entered the Tessuti Awards  in 2013 and my dress made the finals. The following year, my dress placed 3rd. I started blogging in 2014 and have been designing, hacking patterns, and sewing at a break neck speed ever since.

Thank you so much for stopping by to share my piece of the sewing world. I hope that I can share my projects and inspire you as much as I have been inspired and taught by all the other amazing sewing bloggers out there. x

  

8 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your stuff Debbie! I just start sewing again after being away from it for several years now with your site it has inspired me to keeping chugging along even when I feel I can’t do a simple sewing task. I was ready to throw the towel in when I came across your site. It’s getting much harder to sew with my carpel tunnel but I will now give up.

  2. HI Debbie, just wanted to call by and say Hi, I read your entire blog yesterday as I was completely transfixed and inspired by your makes, I couldn’t stop reading!, I’ve only been sewing a couple of years myself but have been in a bit of a rut, you’ve inspired me to get my sewing mojo back, thanks and keep up the great work!

    1. Hi Rachel!
      Thank you so much for your kind words. Ironically, they’ve come at a time when I’m feeling a little down (I’m homesick after arriving back from a four week trip to Australia – sadness affects my sewjo!). I’m going to take my own advice and just jump back into that first sewing project tonight. I think the first step is the hardest, and after that, just be fearless. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake or messing it up – most mistakes can be fixed or turned into design features ;-). Happy sewing! x

  3. Hi debbie, thanks so much for your inspirational site. I live in NW arkansas and am trying to find fabric stores nearby – Kansas city / Tulsa / Dallas / little Rock are my go to locations. Are there fabric locations in your area or sewing class availability in the KC are that you are aware of. I know linda lee is in Topeka i think? thanks for your time. Teri Hines

    1. Hi Teri,
      I so wish I could I could give you the name of a little gem in KC. Unfortunately, we have some quilting cotton stores here and not much else. I think there used to be some wonderful fabric stores here, but they all closed over the last 10-15yrs. A few years back, I was obssessed with visiting Estate Sales in the area and I found some gorgeous fabric gems occasionally – evidence of KC’s past I guess. I purchase all my fabric online.
      Debbie

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