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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.



15 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ebony! I found your blog recently (linked from another sewing blog) and have been enjoying reading through it. I love your style.

    By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (one of those awards that gets passed around the blogosphere, similar to the Liebster Award). 🙂 More details are in my blog post about it, if you’re interested: http://wp.me/p3Fnjm-54 Cheers!

  2. Just discovered your blog today – AND, I live in Eugene! Do you dare tell which thrift store you treasured for fabric finds? I just found a 50 yd. bolt of high quality muslin (made in the USA) at the St. Vinnie’s on Chad Drive. A great find for all of those muslins I make. Other pickin’s seem kind of slim…do you share your secrets? By the way, I really like your style AND your blog!

    • Hey, Sue! Thanks so much for stopping by. Oh. My. Goodness. I’m sooo jealous of that bolt of muslin!!! Mine was also a St. Vinnie’s… was it on Chad Drive though? So sorry to say I can’t remember. It was across the street from a discount gasoline/grocery market, and next door to a furniture store. It was also one of the biggest St. Vinnie’s in town… Sounds like you don’t really need my help finding the deals though! 😉

    • Oh my goodness! I’m awash with pleasure right now. It’s my bedtime (and so great to go to bed happy) but I can’t wait to peruse your Liebster responses and oogle that leopard print dress some more this weekend. Thank you so much for thinking of me, and of course I’d be thrilled to participate!

  3. Hi Ebony,
    I really like what your making, I think the aesthetic is really strong. You and your clothes look amazing. I am about to launch a new indie pattern company. I would love your thoughts on our first three styles. Can I email you some images?

  4. Hi Sewstylist, nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award because I love reading you blog :). Please check out my blog for more details. No pressure.

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