ABOUT JUSTINE

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Hi I’m Justine! Mother, designer, writer, and creator of the Sew country chick sewing, DIY fashion and handmade living blog.
Most days you will find me working on some type of sewing project in the dining room of my old farmhouse where I can keep an eye on my kids. I create a variety of sewing and craft projects.This blog is a diary of my creative projects. in 2010 I decided I wanted to live a more creative life. So at age 40, I started to make things. Lots of things! But mostly, I make clothes. For myself, my eighteen, eleven, and four year old daughters.(I also have a twenty year old son AND a twenty seven year old stepdaughter.)And sometimes designing and creating craft and sewing projects, costumes, and patterns, for real world jobs, and bloggy projects. Now finding the right balance between being creative, being a good mother, and living a spiritual life? Well, that is material for my next blog!
Why the name Sew Country Chick?
Our family moved from a very busy, urban Los Angeles  to the country so we could homeschool, garden organically, raise chickens, and try living a handmade lifestyle. Homeschooling didn’t work out. I was way too disorganized for it, so off to school I sent my kids. I was a little bored out here quite frankly, and quickly realized I needed to stay connected to something outside of our little farmstead. In 2010, while pregnant with my youngest child, I discovered the world of blogs and was hooked. A few months later I started a blog of my own. I wasn’t sure how to do it at first. In fact, I could barely upload a photo, but have learned a lot along the way. Like many bloggers I just chose my name randomly, having no idea if I would even blog for a couple of months, let alone several years!
Special Occasion Gowns Made by Justine Abbitt From Sew Country ChickIn the past, I have been a fashion designer for a small bridal company, worked as a fashion stylist for a magazine, freelanced as a costumer for films and TV, and worked as a furniture refinisher specializing in faux finishes, and did voice over work for motion pictures. Then there was the house in France we spent five years fixing….. But being a mom is my biggest job and my most important one, and as a practicing Catholic, it is my true vocation.

I have been blessed and owe many thanks to God for the opportunities I have had, and the ones to still come.

Elephant's graveyard If you would like to enquire about a custom made bridal, baptism or communion gown, or are a potential sponsor for this blog, please e mail me at justine @ sewcountry chick.com .

Thanks for stopping by!

Sewn Clothing From Sew Country Chick
If you are a potential sponsor or are inquiring about giveaways or other cross promotion here is a bit more information:

Companies, publications, and blogs I contribute or have contributed to and had my work featured at:

 Sew News Magazine
Design team member: Rit Dye Company
Design team member Darice Crafts Company
Sewing team member: The Sewing Rabbitt Blog
Contributor: Mod Podge Rocks Blog
Apronology Magazine
Altered Couture Magazine
Romantic Homes Magazine
The Ribbon Retreat-Contributor
Parisian Farmgirl magazine

Brands  I have worked with and promoted on the Sew Country Chick blog

Sponsored posts and giveaways:
Plaid Crafts
Martha Stewart Paints
Micheal Levine Fabrics
JoAnn Fabrics & Stores
Waverly Fabrics
Mod Podge
Next Style Fashion arts
Tuttle Publishing Group
Lark Publishing Group
Girl Charlee Fabrics
GoTo patterns
Peek A Boo Patterns
Pattern Anthology
Craft Projects From Sew Country Chick
Other Recent Events, Speaking , etc.
Craft Expert/ demonstarator  for Plaid Enterprises at international Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show, 2014
Guest Speaker Craftcation Conference 2012, Ventura, California
Coordinator/ Designer for Charity Fashion Show, Life Centers Of Ventura County 2012
Costume Designer, Santa Paula Theater 2011-Present
Exhibitor /Vendor Patchwork Indie Craft Show, Long Beach CA 2013
To get more information about traffic, page views and advertising rates please e mail me at Justine @ Sew Country Chick . com
Justine from the sew Country Chick Blog