Hi, my name is Sarah and welcome to my blog site. I have created Sewing Avenue.com as a vehicle to share my love of sewing and fashion with you and to hopefully inspire you to create your own fabulous versions of beautiful, stylish and classic clothes for your body shape and size.
My love of sewing started as a very young child. Like most of us I began by making clothes for my Barbie dolls (I love Barbie and fashion Dolls). I made my own clothes from just about anything I could find in my teens, emulating pop icons and film stars. I have both a diploma and BA hons in Art, including textiles from a UK university and by my mid twenties I was fortunate enough to be working in one the countries top theatre costume departments.
Since then I have travelled the world with my husband, had a family and worked, while maintaining my love of sewing and fashion. I try not to let a day go by without either sewing, shopping for fabric and notions or collecting ideas for my next project.
Inspiration comes from many sources; runway fashion shows, magazines, celebrity styles, patterns and fabrics, art and even what people are wearing in the street or in shop window displays.
I enjoy challenging myself to tackle new techniques, not all of which are successful. I aim to encourage you to be inspired by my failures as well as the more successful makes and to take your sewing skills to the next level so that you will be proud of your triumphs.