I started Merrick’s Art back in 2008 when I was in college getting my art degree. After my first baby was born in 2010, I discovered my love of sewing and spent a year or two doing a lot of clothing refashions, starting with this one right here. It was at least a year before I finally got brave enough to cut into a piece of fabric and start something from scratch, but I stuck with it and got better with every project (although I still threw away a lot of projects)! There’s nothing more thrilling for me than designing and constructing a beautiful piece of clothing.
Along the way, I became a style writer for Babble Style and SheKnows.com, and a contributor for Jo-Ann’s sewing blog, and wrote for each of them for several years.
I now share style and shopping advice, and beginner and intermediate sewing tutorials on my blog, and love seeing each of you get dressed and create your own clothing with my help! A few years ago I created a full online sewing guide, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing, that teaches everything I know about sewing, so if you want to learn how to sew, start here! I recently launched my Wearable Wardrobe Guide, a FREE five-day email series sent straight to your inbox that will help you pinpoint your style, overhaul your closet, and learn to put together outfits that are perfectly YOU. Sign up here!
I’m a mama of three amazing little boys, a wife to a wonderful guy, and we live in Southern California.