Determined, Focused, Talented and Stylish
For Episode 7 on That Sewing Blab co-host, Alethia Hudson and I interviewed Eryn Shields of the blog and YouTube channel Style Sew Me. Eryn wears many hats in her life wife, mother, blogger, You Tuber, and business woman and she does them all with an infallible sense of style and sense of humour. Her online work is full of photos of outfits comprised of amazing DIY garments and affordable pieces.
The first time I went to Eryn’s website Style Sew Me I spent an evening scrolling through informative articles, sewing tutorials and more. If starting to read her blog consumed one evening her YouTube channel has devoured much more. Her how to videos on the Style Sew Me YouTube channel are simple, straightforward, and fabulously stylish. As well as fabulous tutorials you will find videos on issues sewist face and behind the scenes videos of her workroom.
Unconventional and Remarkable
What makes all of her accomplishments even more amazing and fascinating is that she has taken a different route on her sewing journey than many of the people we have interviewed on That Sewing Blab. Eryn did not start sewing until she was pregnant with her daughter. She started sewing to save money and because she could not find clothes to fit her tall frame. In the three years, she has been sewing she has used common sense and the internet to learn what she now teaches. She might not be formally trained, but it is obvious when you watch her tutorials that she knows what she is talking about. The Craftsy courses she has taken and her own research have taught her well. If you want to know which Craftsy courses she recommends check out her blog post, The Best Craftsy Classes for Fashion Sewers.
You cannot help but notice how passionate she is about her blog and her clothing line CAS, and how incredibly focused she is in everything she does. In the interview, she talks about how she manages her business, family and working full time. Her secret recipe seems to be planning, making use of every moment of the day, and lots of hard work. Listening to Eryn during the interview I felt like anything was possible. What an inspirational woman!
Eryn on That Sewing Blab
Watch the show below to learn more about Eryn. You can also find Eryn on her blog and YouTube channel, Style Sew Me. I know you will love her and her garments as much as we did on That Sewing Blab. She is definitely one entrepreneur to watch.
For episode 8 of That Sewing Blab, we interviewed tailor Gentleman Jim. What an incredible man. Thank you to everyone who watches the show every week and to Alethia my amazing co-host. See you on Tuesday!