Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I have an interview to share with you with the owner of Sew Sian. I’m always on the look out for unique clothes for my little one and I think this business is perfect for it. I have included the link to her site at the end of my interview with Sian.
Sian Whithead fell pregnant a year after graduating from Sunderland University with a degree in Fashion Journalism. Therefore, she decided to focus her attention on setting up her own business, although she was working for her dream magazine she knew that “once I had my little boy, I knew it wasn’t going to be a viable option to return to my 9-5”
The 24-year-old named her business Sew Sian, which became official in 2018. Sian said that “if I didn’t take the leap of faith now, I may never do it and it would always be something that I’d regret not doing”
The business specialises in personalised baby items ranging from clothing to homeware to soft toys and bags.
Of course, running your own business from home whilst raising her one-year-old little boy, Archie, isn’t easy, “it can be demanding and it often means very long hours, but to be able to provide for him and work around him is an absolute privilege and it’s well worth the little amount of sleep I get”
When asked what her favourite part of running her own business was, she stated that she absolutely loves being her own boss, “being a perfectionist – this job allows me to complete every task to the standard that I want and it lets me be creative every minute of the day. I truly believe this is exactly what I was meant to do all along!”
Sian also said that, “I also absolutely love seeing my son in Sew Sian clothes, the amount of satisfaction that brings is above anything I could have ever imagined”
I also asked Sian what the hardest part of running Sew Sian is and she said that, “I think people often assume that having your own business is an easy life. They don’t realise the amount of pressure and hard work that goes into it all when you only have yourself to rely on. I do any PR and social media posts and I’m the person replying to all the messages. I often wish I could grow an extra set of hands!”
Some of my favourite items from Sew Sian are definitely the ‘toddler tamer’ t shirt for adults, the soft toys and of course the beautiful printed leggings!
When I asked Sian what her favourite items are that she makes she stated that, “this is a hard one! There are so many things that I love making and often each new design becomes my favourite! I would say that as much as I love all of them, I love all of the big embroider designs I create. I have a soft spot for an initial t shirt paired with a bespoke pair of leggings. There is something so simplistically perfect about that combo,
“And for adults, I love our embroidered sweatshirts! The ‘Chaos Coordinator’ one is my go-to because I feel like it sums up my life with a business and a toddler pretty well!”
Find much more on Sian’s beautiful site: www.sewsian.com and be sure to follow her Instagram at @sewsian.
Thanks for reading angels.x
*all photos are curtsey of Sew Sian.