Hi, I'm Fiona!

I live in London and work in the wonderful world of costume for theatre and events. I'm a Costume Supervisor, which in a nutshell means I am responsible for making the designer's ideas a reality. Day to day this can involve sourcing fabrics and haberdashery, buying clothing and footwear, costume fittings, dress rehearsals, organising makers and managing budgets. My job may make it sound like I'm an accomplished stitcher but I hardly sew at work at all (unfortunately!). 

About five years ago I discovered the amazing world of sewing blogs and decided to stop just admiring the skills of the costume makers I work with give sewing a whirl myself. This spur of the moment idea swiftly developed into an addiction and full blown love affair with fabrics and learning new techniques. I started this blog to track my progress, projects and ideas but through it have also ended up meeting a huge community of fantastic friends. In 2014 I was asked to become the first UK member of the Mood Sewing Network and in 2016 had the amazing opportunity to tie my hobby and working life together working as Fabric Buyer for the fourth series of The Great British Sewing Bee. I sew purely for the enjoyment of it and mainly make clothes for myself, although I do enjoy making the odd crafty little project for others and I love sharing all of it with you!

One small thing that some readers are understandably curious about and that you may notice in photos, is that I am missing some of my fingers and toes. I was born without them due to a fairly rare condition which occurs in the womb called 'amniotic band syndrome'. A couple of incredible surgeons worked their magic throughout my childhood to give me pretty awesome function in my hands...which means that I can now sew, woohoo!

If you'd like to see more of my sewing and for a glimpse behind the scenes you can follow me on social media using the buttons to the right.

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I love to hear from anyone who shares my love for sewing or blogging!