Hi- I am Maree - a Mad Seamstress!
..and welcome to my new website and home of all things mad! We are all a little mad around here.
First off a little about me, if this is your first time popping in at a Mad Seamstress I love to sew and it my garments usually end up making some sort of statement. My husband says I am the queen of the one wear make. Either, that or he never wants me to wear it again. As it's so loud, stands out like a sore thumb and everyone remember it - so he suggest '... maybe something more casual..' very diplomatically.
I have sewn all my life and love creating things that bring a smile to peoples faces. Bold and colourful, thats my sewing style. I don't want to spend my time making something that I could have just nipped down to the local shops and bought. There is no point.
I am an Aussie thats lives in the UK- married to an Englishman and have called the UK home now to over 16 years. A fairly large chunk of my adult life. Nick and I only have four legged children and yes, they are every sense our fur babies.
This year I have decided it's time to share my love of beautiful fabrics with the world in my shop 'a Mad Seamstress' and create my sewing blog about my own adventurous makes using some of these beautiful fabric and sharing my skills with my YouTube tutorials. (this is still a work in progress- just in case you can't fine it)
I did a 3 year fashion production course when I left school with the desire to end up 'somewhere' in the rag trade, but feel into a life of retail and only ever ended up sewing for myself.
So I have now decided its time to share my passion of sewing and making with other like minded sewist and newbie's! I want top remind everyone its okay to embrace a little of the crazy once in a while and wear what brings a smile to your face and brings joy to your heart.
At 'a Mad Seamstress' we (hubby and me) specialise in unique & bold fabric designs and must have border prints for the Modern Sewist.
I have tried to source more unusual designs and my blog is to help you step outside your comfort zone and look at these fabrics in a new way as I put a modern spin on what could be describe as a very traditional fabric type. Just about all of my fabrics are patchwork ones and I don't think they should just be limited to clothing for small people or quilts!
Some of the fabrics, I have selected for a Mad Seamstress, are not for the faint hearted and your end creation will be a statement piece no matter how you play it.
- So yes, I call this adventure sewing!
- I am about inspiring people to be a little creative with fabric choice's.
- Sew.. I am about inspirational sewing.
- Taking on that fabric you may have passed over as its too colourful.. the floral design is too big, or it just scares the bejezus out of you! but you still love it.
There's a million reason to put it back down, but you picked it up as it put a smile on your face and tugged at your heart.
Sew out of your comfort zone.
Be an adventure sewist..
Sew what makes you happy.
Thats what I do-
Yep, I have failures but its all part of the adventure.
I am Maree.
an Adventurous Sewist and welcome to my new home.