About me

I have always loved making things. I  got my sewing machine from my mum for my birthday a few years ago but until recently it had been sitting there unloved.  A few years ago I decided that it was time I gave dressmaking a try as I was having trouble finding clothes I liked on the high street that also suited my limited budget. My mum is a wizard  with the sewing machine, even making my sister's wedding dress and the bridesmaids' outfits so I turned to her for advice. I started with some pyjama bottoms, then a simple dress for myself and now I'm hooked. I love reading sewing blogs so I thought why not start my own.

I'm a mum to a not-so-little girl now. I mainly make things for myself but also make the odd thing for her in the hope that she will wear it. I am also a keen knitter so may post about my knitting here too!

I also have a gorgeous ginger cat called Oscar who I love very much. He's very lazy and spends most his time sleeping, oh apart from when I want to knit or sew!

I hope you enjoy reading about the things I've made. I'm enjoying creating this blog and I'm learning so much as I go.

I'd love to hear from any other fellow crafty people so please do leave me a comment if you have enjoyed a blog post, I read every comment and they really mean a lot to me.

You can get in touch by either leaving a comment below or by sending me an email: stylishstitcher@gmail.com.

Catherine x


  1. I came across your blog while searching for images of the ultimate shift dress and just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration - your blog is great :)

    1. Thanks Justine, it's great to know that you enjoyed reading my blog. x


I'd really love to hear from you. If you liked this blog post, please leave me a little comment!


My Sewing Machines

Today I thought I'd share my sewing machines with you! My original machine is a John Lewis JL125 that I got for my birthday from my...