Hello & welcome!
I’m Ebony, a writer and artist living in San Francisco, CA.
In the summer of 2010 I left SF to attend graduate school in Eugene, OR. I came to love that little town dearly as I worked toward an MFA in Creative Writing and spent my days reading, writing, and teaching undergrads, which was a dream come true. I didn’t make a ton of money doing this, however. That’s one reason I started to get serious about sewing. My mom taught me to sew when I was eight or nine years old on an old Singer Featherweight that I still own. I dabbled in sewing over the years, but I’ve become way more enthusiastic about it over the last few years, due in no small part to my discovering the treasure trove that is the online sewing community.
I decided to start a blog because 1: I thought it was only fair to come out of the woodwork and let some of the folks I’ve been e-stalking know who I am and where to find me (should they be so inclined). 2: I’ve been genuinely inspired by the work of others, and rather than being a wallflower I thought I might throw on a dress and see if I couldn’t get down. 3: I’ve been sewing some stuff that I kinda want to share.
Before I started grad school I worked for over five years as a freelance wardrobe stylist, hence the name SewStylist. This blog is not only a venue for sharing my successes and failures as a sewist, but also for delighting in my passion for the pursuit of personal style.