Measure Twice Cut Once was created when Susan realised that as much as she loved being a fashion designer as a job, the simple act of creating via sewing was still a very necessary part of her life. Too much time away from the sewing machine and she genuinely missed it.

From a very young age Susan knew she wanted to be a designer, primary, school, high school were all just a way to get to design college and then into the industry. Years of hard work with amazing co workers and fantastic brands and yet she still sewed most of her own clothes. Not only as a fantastic money saving device but also as a way to create her own style. One that was separate to the designing she did everyday.


So Measure Twice Cut Once was born as a way to not only document her creations but also as way to share that joy of making with others. This documentation process has been enhanced with the addition of creating sewing patterns for sale. Designed by Susan and patterns created by her sister (a professional patternmaker). The aim is to provide industry level patterns, instructions and design for the home sewer.

When not sewing or working, Susan can be found running, cycling, baking, traveling and adding to her extensive shoe collection.