December 31st 2019
Another new face, next up in our ‘Meet the team’ series is Lucy. A keen crafter, baker and dress maker, Lucy keeps things running behind the scenes coordinating classes and making sure the new-in fabric section is jam-packed!
Lucy answers our ‘Meet the team’ questions.
Start by telling us a little more about you?
I’m Lucy, married and Mum to three little people. I have loved being at home with them, but now they are all are school I have some time to work again.
My background is in mixed-media textile design and freemotion machine embroidery which I studied at A Level. I was taught to lace make by my Godmother at the age of eight and that sparked my love of all things creative. Since then I’ve dabbled in most things arty and sewing-related. However straight-lines and liking quick results have always hindered by dressmaking attempts. I have made a few things for myself over the years, but let’s just say my seams are not for inspection! I also have a seven year old daughter called Holly, who still lets me dress her in anything, so I love making her dresses and skirts.
My other passions are baking and running. I’ve made a lot of my friends wedding cakes (including my own) and birthday cakes and the running is mainly to work off the cakes!
What’s your role at Sewisfaction?
At Sewisfaction I’m mainly responsible for the class co-ordination, answering all our customer emails and any administration that needs to happen to make sure our customers get the best experience possible. And what better place to work than at Sewisfaction, with a bunch of people as passionate about sewing and spreading the love of sewing as me.
Tell us a little bit about your top make of 2019?
This year I’ve mainly been sewing for Holly. I think my highlight was a skirt I made for a disco party using our beautiful Russian doll fabric.
What’s next in your sewing queue?
I’d love to make the Tilly & The Buttons Coco Dress. Deciding on the fabric is not so easy though…decisions, decisions, or maybe I need to make several!
Any sewing New Years resolutions?
To go on a dressmaking course or two, to try to improve my dressmaking skills. I’d love to start making all my own clothes,
but just need a little more confidence in creating my own bespoke wardrobe.
Check out Lucy’s brand new Instagram packed full of makes here: @lucylou.hewett