When I put a call out a couple of weeks ago for people to join my blogger team, I couldn’t have even dared to hope for the response I got! So many people kindly got in touch and offered their help, which made the job of choosing the team very difficult.
After a lot of deliberating, I think I have landed on a team of pretty special people to help me and I’d like to introduce The LSA Blog Squad to you here.
Jen Walker – The Gingerthread Girl (AKA, my sewing wife and birthday twin!)
Hi I’m Jen. Blogger and vlogger behind The Gingerthread Girl – a UK sewing blog which showcases my handmade wardrobe. I started sewing back in 2014, on the back of my post-wedding blues when I decided to take up a creative hobby. And from then on I have become a fully fledged sewing addict, loving nothing more than to spend time behind my sewing machine.
Emily Tan – Self Assembly Required
I’m Emily, a self confessed sewing addict. I’m the face behind the blog and Instagram handle Self Assembly Required. I love sewing all kinds of clothes and I’m slowly making my way towards an entire handmade wardrobe! My favourite kind of fabrics are viscose, jersey and denim.
Stef – Stef Makes
I’m Stef. Self-confessed craft addict, seamstress and lover of all things handmade. Originally taught by my Grandma, I have been sewing on and off for the last eighteen years. I discovered the online sewing community back in 2016 and set up an Instagram account in a bid to share and build upon my skills (and quell the post-DIY wedding blues!). I set up my blog last year and haven’t looked back since.
My sewing style is fairly clean and simple, with a predominantly neutral palette. I am big on creating a wardrobe of interchangeable and practical everyday items (with the odd stripe or floral thrown in for good measure)!
I’m super excited to be part of the LSA blogger team and look forward to working with some of Sarah’s gorgeous fabrics!
Jenny Hall – Give us a Toile
I’m Jenny Hall, a self-taught seamstress with eclectic taste. I’ve dabbled in clothing, corsetry, and softies but took a long hiatus from sewing after making a wedding dress for a friend and feeling thoroughly burnt out. I’ve recently dusted off the sewing machine though and, as I’m a bit late to the indie-pattern party, I’m working my way through some Instagram favourites. I’ve been dipping my toes into the world of jersey, thanks to the Tilly stretch book, and can’t resist bright colours and cheeky kitsch prints.
Suzanna Forsythe – Threadquarters
Hi, I’m Suzanna Forsythe, or Suzie for short. I am a thirty-something sewing fanatic based in the little sea-side village of Ballyholme, Northern Ireland. I grew up around sewing with a Mother who was always making something, but never really got into it myself until she gave me a sewing machine of my own about 9 years ago. I dabbled in a few crafty sewing things like bags and cushions, but as soon as I made my first wonky seamed skirt I was hooked – sewing your own clothes is addictive! Since then I have tried my hand at sewing many types of garments, and even sewed a dress for my own wedding reception!
I’m currently a stay-at-home-mum to a crazy nearly-3 year old boy so my day-to-day style has evolved from skirts and blouses to jeans and t-shirts so I have to admit to currently having quite a love affair with the instant gratification of a super quick knit project! Saying that, I do love getting my teeth stuck into a more complicated sewing project and learning a new technique.
Jenny Harrison – The Wardrobe Architect
I’m Jenny, aka The Wardrobe Architect. I’m an architect by day and have been sewing on and off since I was about 6 years old. Designing buildings is such a slow process, I really enjoy the speed of dressmaking and the ability to be able to create the finished product with my own hands. I mainly sew clothes for myself and am focusing on sewing items that can be integrated into my wardrobe seamlessly and worn lots!
Bianca Szekely – Sleepless in Bavaria
I’m Bianca and I started sewing 5 years ago after stumbling over a sewing blog and watching YouTube videos, that made me believe that sewing couldn’t be that hard. What followed was a serious fall down the rabbit hole and closet full of clothes that I made myself and adore!
Sewing has become such an important part of my life, a way to connect with like-minded people from all around the world and brings me never-ending joy!
I was lucky enough to have lived in the UK for two years, where I managed to connect with so many lovely sewists and now I live in southern Germany, where I sew up my garments on my trusty Singer sewing machine Ragnar II, and fight my cat Henry for space on the ironing board.
When I’m not sewing I like to listen to podcasts, binge watch TV shows on Netflix and cook.
Despite being based in Germany most of the time, Bianca has kindly agreed to help out as she often comes back to the UK and I am just in love with all of her makes, so couldn’t say no!
You will be hearing a lot more from these guys over the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled, and if you don’t follow them already, you should definitely start!
Once again, thank you so much to everyone who applied and I’m so sorry to those that didn’t make the team this time.