Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meet the Designers: Justine from Sew Country Chick

Hi I'm Justine from the Sew Country Chick blog and I am so thrilled to be participating in Project Run & Play! 

I'm a Hollywood Girl turned Country Mama. 

Our family moved from a very hectic Los Angeles out to an old farmhouse surrounded by orange and avocado ranches a few years ago. We grow our own food, raise chickens, and do a lot of DIY projects.  We have five children, my step daughter 25, my son 18, my daughter 16, and two more daughters ages 9 and 3. I have had my hands full for a long time!

About 3 1/2 years ago while pregnant with my three year old, I started reading sewing blogs and decided I was finally going to teach myself to sew properly after having a bad start at twenty when I  signed up for a fashion design program that was way over my head due to my complete lack of sewing skills at the time.

I started to sew like a maniac. It was like my nesting instinct was on steroids! I had finally found my passion!
Two years ago I started my sewing blog Sew Country Chick and I can now say the majority of my clothing and that of my younger daughters is Me Made.

I didn't start making original designs for my kids until this year after being so inspired by joining the Project Run And Sew Alongs. 

The great thing about starting my blog was I realized that I don't have to have a full time job
                          in the fashion industry in LA or New York to design clothes.
I can do it at home and still be a full time mom, even if my designs are just for me, my daughters, and a few friends. 
Thanks to the blogging community, there is so much support and inspiration we get from one another.



  1. after reading on your blog the fabrics you bought for PR&P at the LA fashion district I'm super excited to see what you create :)

  2. I like the part about not having to work in LA or NYC, but still being able to design clothes for yourself and loved ones and finding satisfaction in it. I also can't believe you are self-taught - very inspiring!

  3. Hey Justine - - congrats on being on PR&P! you'll do awesome! It was fun to meet you at SNAP this spring!

  4. So happy to see you in the group. I am looking forward to seeing what you will be creating for this Season. :)

  5. I can't wait to see what you create; you truly do inspire me!