As an outsider looking in at a beautiful business, it can be easy to assume that the journey to success has been simple and linear (this in itself can be quite daunting if our own paths don’t feel that way!). But so often, behind a successful business is a courageous woman who is committed to following her passions and making it work, no matter what twists and turns there are along the way. And this is Kate’s story. Now proud Founder of the incredible Sew Creative, an inspiring studio offering sewing classes and fabric in the heart of Altrincham, Kate has been true to doing what she loves for years, which has led her from NYC to London, and from working in schools to working at Vogue. Between teaching her popular sewing classes, Kate and I sat down for a coffee to chat about her journey to founding Sew Creative.
As a freelance Hair and Make-up Artist working around the world with some of the biggest production companies out there, it’s fair to say that Abi Lilley is killing it in her career. Between Abi flying in from a recent shoot in Prague and doing local dailies, we squeezed in a cup for tea to talk all things work and the journey that got her where she is today, as well as the unmissable advice she would give to anyone who has no idea on where to start work-wise.