Hi! I’m Gracie, a maker based in NYC. Sew Like Honey is my maker’s diary/sewing blog exploring how to create unique, special, long-lasting garments with care that will hopefully last as long as a jar of honey 🐝🍯 and um may take as long to make as a jar of honey, too -- I am a slooooow sewer.
But maybe sewing slowly is a good thing? Although I’ve been thrifting for a long time, I only started learning about the dangers of fast fashion after reading Fashionopolis in 2020. Around the same time, I discovered the Love to Sew podcast and decided to try to learn how to sew my own clothes through osmosis. It wasn’t until November that year that I picked up a sewing machine at Goodwill -- but the podcast gave me the right vocabulary to search my way around the internet to learn what I needed to!
I like working with secondhand materials. When I started sewing garments, I was completely overwhelmed with the number of options! What kind of garment? Which pattern? What material? What print/color? Constraining myself to working with secondhand materials as much as possible helped me break through some of this initial overload of creative options :)
Overall, I hope this blog is a helpful archive for you in your creating journey. I like to do a lot of research on a pattern/idea before I get started, and I hope I can share what I’ve learned with you!