The girl behind the screen.

Ola, my name is Rachel

Welcome to my creative sartorial.

When I was younger I dreamt of being a fashion designer. Just ask my mom, but talk to her in Portuguese, well we are Brazilians. Actually, until today mom cannot believe that I make beautiful things well because I was am the most clumsy person in the world.  

My barbie used to wear ‘avant garde’ outfits – read: badly hand stitched clothes quite often.  Then life just happened, I became a very busy grown up traveling the world fixing problems for multinationals. On the way, I met an english boy, that over the blog is called “HRH” ( a childhood nickname) and we made our home in the UK, on a historical town worthy of famous novels. I work full time. When I’m not helping businesses to grow and be sustainable I spend my evenings creating a mess on my sewing room whole house. 

Over ‘House of Pinheiro’ you will find insights of my creative journey, seasoned with a few glimpses of my personal life. The intention for this blog grows from the love of being creative. I enjoy sharing my experience and encourage others while showcasing my own work. I love to think the ability to make projects my own is a reflection of what I feel creativity is.  My blog aim is to be inspirational, friendly and a hub for creatives to join conversations relevant to our creative lives…

Many people are surprise to learn I’m relative new to sewing. I started the end of 2009. My sewing skills have grown from local classes to professional pattern drafting. Where I learned a diverse range of techniques both here and my home country: with private tuition and professional courses. Some of my work have been featured in a range of Creative Magazines. You can read my press page

I consider myself a sewing fanatic. Having the opportunity to travel the UK to meet other ‘sewing peeps’ with the same passion and interests is one of my favourite perks of our hobby. I have a fabric stash that has outgrown my life expectancy and no will power to s
top adding to it. 

Most of my photographs are self portraits unless stated. 

Honesty is best policy: All gifted items or PR samples given to me are clearly noted*. All opinions remains my own. 

Whats a creative sartorial?

  1. 1.
    relating to or involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something.
    “change unleashes people’s creative energy”

  1. 1.
    relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
    “sartorial elegance”