Hello I’m Gabby Young – a 32 year old sewing addict from the fields of Wiltshire now living with my now husband (newly married!) and our dog, Hobbes, in our tiny jam packed garden flat in north London.
I am a singer/songwriter and have been for over 10 years but recently discovered my love for making things too. In October 2014 I did a ‘sew a dress in a day’ class and was immediately hooked on sewing. Everything changed for me after that day, as now, not only could I make my own clothes but I had another passion that I could make into a lifestyle – and that was very exciting for me.

I have always been an entrepreneur and have set up various businesses including my own record label and a pop up/online shop called Gabberdashery where I sold brilliant British made crafts – from jewellery to clothes and art but now I have adopted that as my sewing brand name. I have changed my blog from being a DIY interiors blog (about doing up my flat and garden on a very low budget) to a sewing blog which has become a lot more prolific as I am sewing a LOT and I Iove being part of the sewing community.

My blog is a big part of my life – I really enjoy writing about and photographing my makes in the hope it will inspire people to make handmade clothes or try something different and I love being part of the sewing world – everyone is so friendly and supportive (very unlike the music world!) I love doing tutorials and showing how easy it is to create pieces for your wardrobe and have learnt so much from other blogs that have really helped me grow as a sewist. I also have a weekly video blog with everything from fabric hauls and showing my makes to upcycling and tutorials.

Sewing has taken over my life and I couldn’t be happier!

Love and lots of other things,