Welcome to In Complete Stitches. I’m delighted to announce that after a lot of hard work by myself and a fabulous team of testers my first bag pattern the “Planetary Backpack” is ready to go and will shortly be published in the next Issue of One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine! Pre-orders of the magazine are now open and it will be released on 16th May!
Find out more in the latest blog post!
I’m Sarah and I work for most of the day as an architect with my husband in our practice, Keller Architects. (www.kellerarchitects.com) At home we have three small(ish) maggots running around but at night, when all is quiet, I satisfy my sewing addiction. In fact, at this point I can’t be sure if I buy fabric to feed this sewing addiction, or sew to justify my fabric addiction. Either way, my stash rises and falls in an irregular cycle that has a dangerously upward trajectory.
I set up this blog nearly two years ago, February 2018, with a few ambitions/goals in mind at the time. It has, until now, largely developed into a documentation of my sewing projects, driven to a huge extent by pattern testing. The wonderful Elles Lanfer of Misusu Patterns gave me my first opportunity, to test the Doris Skirt, in Feb/March 2018 and getting close to two years later I have become immersed in the online sewing and pattern testing world.
I get huge enjoyment from pattern testing. It has given me behind the scenes access to an inspirational sewing community and drives me to expand my skills and push my boundaries with every new project. I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping small scale independent “indie” sewing companies to thrive in such a competitive market. I have been so lucky that each and every testing experience has been rewarding, positive and has continued to strengthen my sewing enthusiasm.
Finally, I‘m getting around to launching In Complete Stitches as a PDF Appliqué Pattern Designer. I love making these appliqués and have received so much positive feedback and interest in this part my sewing that I decided to just go for it. Apart from anything else, I needed to find another stream of income to feed this growing fabric addiction…
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading and if you’d like to hear more you could register to receive notifications of my latest blog posts! I also have a facebook page (In Complete Stitches) that you could follow, which I update regularly. x Sarah.