About Me



Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! My name's Zoe and this blog is all about my explorations into sewing and refashioning. These passions form a big part of my desire to live a more sustainable and authentic life. I also aim to inspire and assist others in making/remaking their own clothing.

I firmly believe that sewing and creating can have a fantastic impact on mental health, and am also convinced that enjoying sewing needn't break the bank. 

I'm the creator of the popular online challenges called Me-Made-May which ask sewers/knitters/crocheters/refashioners to wear hand-created clothing every day for a month. The aim is to encourage people to bring the DIY and handmade ethos into their everyday lives, and to develop a better relationship with your handmade wardrobe. The next challenge will be Me-Made-May '16, sign-ups begin on 1st April 2016!!!

Currently, I live in Hastings on the South Coast of the UK with my husband and our daughter Dolores. I am a self-employed sewing teacher, and can be found teaching classes at:
The Village Haberdashery, West Hampsted, London, 
Tilly and the Buttons's HQ, London,
MIY Workshop, Brighton, East Sussex, 

I also organise an annual contemporary craft and handmade market called Brighton Craftaganza.

You can contact me at: sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm always open to collaborations and ideas related to sewing, refashioning and sustainability.

If you would like to check out the garments I have created, please click here

A selection of popular posts, that are not directly about sewing:

Achieving A 'Sustainable Wardrobe'

How I Consume

Sorry But No More Apologies

Sewing + Podcasts = Heaven

My First Podcast/Audio Post

7 comments:

Penny said...

Hello!
I find you blog so thought provoking. I hope that you don't mind, I've nominated you for a The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I can't find out where the idea originated but it seems a lovely way of thanking the creators of the blogs that I find the most enjoyable and inspiring.
Thanks! My post about the award(s) is here

http://pennylibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/a-noise-that-only-bats-and-dogs-can-hear/
Pennyx

thewardrobesurgeon said...

Hi Zoe, I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award at http://thewardrobesurgeon.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/super-sweet-blogger-award/

Anonymous said...

Zoe love your baby gro. I can't find the printable pattern I've looked everywhere!!! Lollie2639@yahoo.com

Nicki Rocky said...

Loved your workshop at "Tilly and the Buttons" today. Can't wait to test my jeans pattern! I think the Dolores Bat Wing may be joining my to do list as well!

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Bees Knees Granny said...

Combining fabrics in kid's clothes is a great idea! I made almost all of my son and daughter's clothing through fifth grade--jeans, pajamas, everything. I often worked with remnants, so fabric combos were essential. To my surprise, this made the clothing look LESS "loving-hands-at-home" made. The majority of factory made garments have more than one fabric, whether it's a little touch or outright color blocking. Cwoosley12@yahoo.com

Anuj Agarwal said...

Hi Zoe,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog 'So, Zo...' has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 50 Refashion Blogs on the web.

http://blog.feedspot.com/refashion_blogs/

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 50 Refashion Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

Best,
Anuj

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