About / contact

Hi! I’m Katie, a sewist, web designer and cat-mum from North London.

This blog chronicles my attempts to build a wearable everyday wardrobe by sewing my own basics, with a few special makes thrown in every now and then. I hope my blog helps people to see that making a simple, unfussy wardrobe of everyday handmade clothes is achievable and fun.

A good place to start browsing is my sewing studio, or my Me-Made May posts.

Email me: katie@whatkatiedoes.net

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11 thoughts on “About / contact

  1. Jennifer Gaskin

    I’m a freelance journalist currently writing a regular page for Making magazine (UK) about great blogs and websites. I’d love to include you this month. The piece would include a short write-up accompanied by a couple of images and, of course, your url. If you’d like to be included, could you send me over a couple of high resolution images of your recent posts please (300DPI)? If you could send them over as soon as possible, that’d be great!

    I have a pretty tight deadline with this, so if you could get back to me as soon as possible, that’d be great.

    Any questions, feel free to give me a shout. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks,
    Jennifer Gaskin

  2. Maud Morris

    I just came across your blog and thought I would leave a message as I read your post about fabric shopping in Paris.
    I run an online fabric shop and thought that you might be interested in checking what I have in stock as I specialise in fabric unique or rare to the Uk market and I stock a lot of French Designers (and a lot more are coming in in January!)
    Have a look and let me know what you think. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any more information about the fabrics. Look forward to hearing from you .
    Kind Regards,

    Maud Morris

  3. Megan

    Totally loving your blog right now!!! I’ve got a beginners dressmaking course starting soon, and I’m keen to create my own versions of some of the patterns you’ve used. You’ve got great choice in fabric too :)
    Have you done many classes? Every done any online classes? Ever thought about teaching/tutoring sewing?
    Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m really digging your creations!
    Meg x

  4. Janice Baird

    I am also loving your blog especially the links to indie patterns. Ever since my husband passed on his old I Pad mini to me, I’m quite addicted to your posts. I currently work as a dressmaker making bespoke clothing for disabled people (Clothing Solutions based in Bradford) , I have tweeted you in the past regarding some fabric which you featured. I was wondering though, when you download the PDF patterns, are they reasonably easy to put together when they come printed on sheets and sheets of A4 paper?
    Keep it up – Janice

  5. zilsil;

    Hi Katie,
    I just purchased simplicity pattern 1620. I saw the pattern and thought that it would be a great go to dress or blouse. I live in Hawaii and we have a store that has so many fabrics in Hawaiian prints and so on. My question is , can you tell your method of sewing of the yoke using the burrito method? Would love to finish off as much as I can using this method. Thank you so much. I love sewing and enjoy your articles.

  6. Hilary Clarke

    Hi Katie,
    I love your blog! The dress that you are wearing in the ‘Better Pictures Project’ can you tell me what pattern it is? http://whatkatiesews.net/category/tips/
    I love it, where can I get my hands on the pattern? I am fairly new to dressmaking, but have been sewing craft items for years. Thank you for all your hard work, it is inspiring. x

  7. Hannah

    Your website is absolutely wonderful. I love your collection – it is so inspiring. I have noticed that you use some beautiful printed fabrics and I was just wondering if you have any recommendations for where to buy fabrics online?
    I would be so grateful for your help.

    1. Katie Post author

      Hi Hannah – if you search my blog for ‘ebay’ I have a post about my favourite eBay shops for fabric. Perhaps I’ll do another with more shops!

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