A little update

By Hand London Anna DressIt’s a little bit embarrassing when the last update on your blog was so long ago you don’t actually remember writing it … with all those typos (gah). But it’s quite refreshing to come back to a page and feel like you really have something valuable to say. An important update, of sorts. And that’s exactly what this is.

I have news. I am leaving Mollie Makes… to become the editor of Simply Sewing (yay!) For my interview I even made myself a new dress (By Hand London’s Anna Dress), pictured above. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out – even if I was a little bit sick of looking at the fabric by the end of it.

By Hand London pattern cuttingBy Hand London adding zipSo this is not a farewell, it’s more of a ‘see you on the other side’ kind of post. I’m not going far, promise. In fact – my new desk is just a few metres away from my old one!

I started work on Mollie Makes back in 2011,  when issue one was still in its planning stages. I was there when it all began with tear sheets in meeting rooms, whispered discussions and crocheted apple cosies. Hard to believe we’ve just sent the 55th issue to press! I designed the first 6 cover gifts and went on to become a freelance News Editor before being officially offered a full time Deputy Editor role. It’s been a total blast (the team are just awesome) and the magazine has come a long way since those early days, but so have I. And so I’m thrilled to be able to take on new challenges in the tactile world of sewing and collaborate with new pattern makers and sewists.

(Get in touch with me @thesavvycrafter on Twitter or Instagram)

Simply Sewing coverIf you’re interested in sewing, go take a peek at www.simplysewingmag.com – I think you might rather like it.


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