I’m Justine mother to five, wife, clothing and craft designer.
We moved to a farm to live a slower life and to raise our children outside of the Metropolis of Los Angeles,
hence, the name Sew Country Chick!
I’m a trained fashion designer and have worked in the field as both clothing and costume designer in Hollywood films and community theatre. Since moving to the country with my family, I have been concentrating on making my own and my children’s wardrobe. I also love making all sorts of things for my home and even fun little crafty projects just for the fun of it. The creative blog community is an amazing place, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.
I am passionate about decorating, DIY and repurposing old things.
Since learning about the “fast fashion” industry and seeing our once thriving garment industry die, I am more determined than ever to not play too much a role in that consumer merry go round.
Yes, it might be easier to just go to Forever 21 and buy a dress for 10 bucks but we should stop and think about “why” it’s so cheap .
I had several years where I didn’t make anything for myself and wasted way too much time shopping. You can read about my years long creative dry spell here.
We also spent about 6 years fixing up our house in France and I love anything French!
If you are a potential sponsor or are inquiring about giveaways you can view my media page here.
Now instead of going to latest “in” spot on a Saturday night, you can find me having a dance party with my kids in the kitchen or watching a movie with some stove popped popcorn…and no I don’t wear that dress while gardening!
Moving to the country was a culture shock at first , but I have grown to love it and now you can find me with my apron on, sewing, being domestic, and trying to fix things up around here.
We are trying to Live Handmade in a Modern World .
Below are some of my awards,and features .
Winner: Waverize it Home decor sewing contest sponsored by Joann Stores
Grand Prize Winner Vintage Modern Design Contest sponsored by Indygo Junction Patterns
Winner Trick Your Pumpkin contest sponsored by Plaid.
Contestant on Season 5 Project Run& Play kids design contest.
Contestant, Sew You think you Can Sew Family Ever After
Sew News Magazine article: August 2014
Homespun magazine Australia interview, December 2013
Apronology Magazine Winter 2012
Altered Couture Magazine Summer 2012
Romantic Homes Magazine July 2012
Parisian Farmgirl Magazine Summer 2012
Sew Set Sewing tutorial & patterns site
Mod Podge Rocks
Kids Inspiration Design Series, Me Sew Crazy
Project Run & Play
Sew Much Ado : Flashback Friday
Elegance & Elephants: Knock Off Series
The Train To Crazy. Halloween Costumes Series
30 Days of Sundresses at Melly Sews
Family Ever After Summer Sewing
Featured Seamstress Colette Hazel Sew Along
Family Ever After Provence Apron
Speaker Craftcation Conference 2012
Creator of A Vintage Luncheon Fashion Show, Life Centers of Ventura County 2011.
Several film and theatre costume design projects
(Please contact for list.)
Vendor: Patchwork Indie Craft festival Long Beach
Blueprint Social Network
American Sewing Guild