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About Me.....

  


Hi, I'm Sarah! 
A fabricaholic, sewaholic, fashion geek, all round mess-maker and Fashion Design Student!

I started Fashion Brick Road in 2010 after studying  fashion and clothing at college. I loved it so much I want to create a blog as a continuation of what I'd studied.
Here you'll find all things sewing and fashion related.
From pattern cutting to fabric, fashion design to illustrations.

Sewing wise I'm partly self taught, I learnt the basics before going to college. 
I also do alterations for family and friends.
I use to work as a wardrobe assistant in a children performing arts centre and then in craft shop,
where I had a whale of a time trying out other crafts but I've quickly realised that sewing is the one for me!
As of September 2015 I'm now studying fashion design at The University of South Wales and hoping to graduate in 2018.

Some other things that you might like to know is that I live in the Wales, in the rolling welsh valleys. I studied fine art before fashion and clothing- and got to draw a naked man on a weekly basis (not the highlight of my life- he was very old, but it did provide many a laugh)!

I'm also a huge Football (the soccer variety) nut, and a Hula-Hooping Enthusiast 






If you'd like to contact me:

 email: -  fashionbrickroad@hotmail.co.uk 
Tweet   @fashbrickroad
Instagram @sarah_.lcy

Sarah
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