Introducing: Amy from Diana & Me

Name & Location:  Amy, living in Kent (UK)


How long have you been sewing:  I started sewing as part of an art project on quilts when I was 14, and gradually moved on to making and refashioning clothes.  I got out of the habit at university, and then starting work, but I really missed doing something creative – so I dusted off the sewing machine in September 2009 and don’t want to stop again!

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge:  I’ve recently been challenging myself to complete projects properly, instead of getting distracted and constantly starting new things without finishing them.   Plus I love interacting with such an awesome online sewing community – I want to really have fun with this challenge!

What do you love most about sewing garments:  That moment when a fabric and a pattern come together perfectly; the shopping; the confidence and individuality I feel when I’m wearing something I’ve made.

What do you hate most about sewing garments: reaching the point where I realise all those shortcuts have actually added days to a make; when my sewing machine starts misbehaving for no visible reason; getting hasty with the seam ripper and ripping the fabric!

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge:  Over the past year, I’ve sewed garments pretty randomly, and looking back, they only tick some boxes in my wardrobe (mostly prints, too many dresses).  This year, I want to create a co-ordinated wardrobe that  I can mix and match, and where I can always find something to wear.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: to move house.  The waiting is painful!

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: Did You Make That, My Happy Sewing PlaceDolly Clackett




Amy has been sewing since she was a teenager, but 'got serious' about making her own clothes at the end of 2010. She is starting to learn about balancing sewing and blogging with the rest of her life.

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  1. Glad to see another British based sewer, looking forward to seeing what you do in 2012