Thursday, 27 February 2014

My First Post

I've been asked on a few occasions whether I would be interested in starting a blog. I’ve always declined due to time (or lack of it) but decided that I would give it ago and share some of my sewing adventures with you.

So what will I be talking about? A bit about me, my sewing, love of all things vintage and maybe a few tutorials if I get the time. I’d love to hear your thoughts about my blog so if you've got anything you’d like me to write about please let me know. 
I thought I’d start off with a little bit about how Oh Sew Vintage started....

My name is Emma and I am the owner of Oh Sew Vintage. OSV is a ‘one girl show’ I answer all your emails, source all the fabric and design and make the dresses. I first set up the company when I was 18. Four years down the line and with the support of my family and customers I have managed to turn it into my full time job!

Age 16 I decided that sixth form wasn't for me so chose to focus on my 1 interest (sewing of course) and continued it at college. It was whilst at college that I developed a passion for all things vintage. I was lucky enough to visit the Golden Age of Couture exhibition at the V&A. A one off exhibition showcasing designer outfits from 1947-1957. It was the inspiration from this that prompted me to start my own company.

At my first ever fair I started off with a few charity shop finds and items given to me by my Nan. All of my profit from the first few fairs went back into the business to buy better stock. Everything I bought was pre 1960 and always in good condition. As ‘vintage’ became more and more popular prices were pushed up so high it was becoming impossible to find stock I could afford. I was then that I decided to start making reproduction clothing.

I invested in a few vintage fabrics and patterns and made them up for my next fair. Little did I know how well they would go down! From one tiny half filled rail I now take over 60 handmade dresses to each fair. All my dresses are one offs or very limited edition.

I absolutely love my job and there’s no better reward when someone comes back to me telling me about all the compliments they received. I’m hoping that this year will be the best yet for Oh Sew Vintage with the launch of my new ready to wear range.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. Emma Xx


  1. Absolutely love your Facebook page, your dresses are amazing!!!! Can't wait for your next blog x x

  2. Your dresses are so gorgeous wish I was a bit nearer. Please keep blogging!

    1. Thank you Ruth. I'm hoping to write a couple of posts per month so fingers crossed not too long till the next one x