Victoria Maus is our very first contributor from The Fabric Fox Creatives, which is our network of talented, crafty writers who will write for our website from time-to-time. To launch The Fabric Fox Creatives Victoria Maus wrote about making a winter dress out of Gold Flakes Blue by Cotton + Steel.
We want you to get to know Victoria Maus a little better, so here's a brief Q&A with her.
I’m Victoria, from Birmingham. I was a primary teacher, but now I split my time between blogging, parenting and running an IT business.
When did you start sewing?
I started sewing in 2012. My eldest daughter was a year old and I wanted to make things for her.
Why do you love to sew?
I love having creative control over my wardrobe. My clothes can look exactly as I want them to, can fit me perfectly and all have pockets!
What do you love to sew most?
Dresses for myself. I’ve become a terribly selfish sewist.
What, or who, inspires you?
I get a lot of inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest.
What are your go-to colours?
Navy blue and grey. Even when I choose a novelty print I prefer a navy blue background!
Allow plenty of time for a project. If you rush, you’ll make more mistakes and get frustrated.
Recommendations (books, sewing supplies, craft fairs, etc.)?
I have a Sewline glue pen which I love using instead of pins.
What do you like to do when you’re not sewing?
I knit a little bit and I also do karate. I’ve recently started yoga too.
Who is your favourite Disney character?
I’m not much of a Disney fan. Although now Star Wars is part of Disney I can choose Darth Vader!
If you had a pet fox what would you name them and why?
My girls would love a pet fox! We’d call him Felix for no other reason than it sounds good!