Hi, I’m Rhiannon, I’m in my late 20s and live in Birmingham with my boyfriend Jack and our jerk-of-a-cat Pickle.
When I’m not doing my day job (where I work in audience development and research), you can find me playing ukulele, enjoying the amazing food and drink on offer in Birmingham, listening to music and reading in my garden. Oh, and sewing of course!
I learnt to sew as a teenager, but for years the most I did was the odd cushion cover or zip purse. Then a couple of years ago I resolved to give up buying clothes, shoes and accessories for 12 months, just to see if I could, but making clothes was definitely ok (if a bit daunting!). To encourage me on my way, Jack bought some gorgeous fabric for me as a birthday present. That I was then too scared to cut in to…
Fast forward six months, I was half way through the challenge and looking again at that fabric. I decided the only thing for it was to make a mock up first and take it from there. I headed to one of the fabric stores in Birmingham and bought some cheap as chips polycotton and an Easy Vogue pattern, and bit by bit my first dress came together. Looking back at it, it was a bit …rough… around the edges, but I was pleased as punch and positively beaming with the compliments I got. Feeling high on confidence I started to work on that gorgeous fabric.
And then we moved house and everything got boxed up and forgotten about.
But all was not lost!
Come spring 2015, I finally had the time to finish off that dress and, confidence restored, ploughed ever forwards. By the summer I’d got a fair few makes under my belt and in September last year started my blog, More Blue Fabric?, to document my ongoing progress, which usually involves dresses and blue fabric.
Getting involved in the sewing community over the last year has been so much fun and I’ve found everyone to be so supportive. I can’t wait to get even more involved through White Tree Fabrics and I hope you’ll join me on my journey!
You can follow Rhiannon's blog here: http://www.morebluefabric.co.uk/