About

At Dresses & Me you’ll find a great blog about all the cool things I’ve sewn and New Zealand’s largest online indie pattern store. I am an amateur seamstress, sewing enthusiast and lover of all bright and beautiful fabric.

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The first garment I made was a yellow dress when I was about 14. Looking back it wasn’t the best fit and the skirt was kinda see-through but I was super proud of it and wore it dozens of times! I sewed it using my maternal Grandmother’s Elna Grasshopper (read the blog here). When I was at university (the wilderness years) sewing took a back seat as I prioritised the fine art of staying up all night writing essays that should have been done weeks ago. So when I go my first full-time job (and an income) I couldn’t wait to spend my time doing something I really enjoyed! I hit the ground running and have never looked back! I love to sew! Won’t you join me?

You can also check out an interview with me on Kat’s Blog

The Shop
Dresses & Me is New Zealand largest retailer of By Hand LondonVictory PatternsSimple Sews and Cake Patterns as well as New Zealand’s cheapest provider of Sewaholic Patterns. Isn’t that great?

Dresses & Me aims to provide superb service and friendly, helpful advice for all our customers. If you have any queries about the store, blog or anything at all please contact me and I will do my best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

Let’s get social – say hi on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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34 thoughts on “About”

      1. Bingo! I see it…looks great and liking the new range too! Nice one 🙂

        The links on this page called ‘The shop’ and ‘pattern store’ are still going to weebly so they might need a bit of fixing too.

        Thanks for getting back to me!

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  1. Hi and thanks so much for stopping by my new blog! I’m still finding my blogging feet so it’s encouraging to hear from other sewing enthusiasts in the blogging community. I love your blog by the way.
    Christine

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  2. Hi, my name is Latrice (Trice) from SewTell. I really enjoy reading your blog.
    I would love to nominate your blog for the Liebster Award.
    However, I need to make sure your blog has less than 200 followers.
    I hope to post about the award by the end of the week. Thanks

    Best
    Latrice

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    1. Hi Latrice! That’s so nice to hear that you wanted to nominate me, I’m so flattered!! Sadly I do have only just 200 followers. I’ve just been looking at your blog – I love the stuff you’ve been making! Thank you

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  3. Hi there, as a subscriber to my blog I’d like to say thank you so much for your support and would like to invite you to participate in my current giveaway (my latest post) – it’s open internationally and you could win £40 fashion store credit plus a cute pair of cubic zirconia earrings! Thanks again and best regards, Dapperdolly

    P.S – I love the name grasshopper!

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  4. I knew I had to follow you once I found out you named your machine – love the name too! Mine are all named and I was starting to lose hope that anyone else did also? 🙂

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      1. I actually had *red faced* five two moves ago, but when the movers hinted that we might be over weight I relented and handed two over to some dear friends I love. (Only to find out we had plenty of weight left) I know have 3. A regular machine “John David”, yup even a middle name. “Brutus”, my treadle and “Todd”, my serger. It helps when they’re having issues so you can sweet talk them. 😉

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  5. Though I have to admit, Sewing is not my thing, how ever, I have read a few of your blogs. I have to say, you have a great writing style and I like it. Plus your presentation. Its good. I will be following from now on, cos I think I could learn somthing here. Thanks for the like on the tea-lights by the way.

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