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?

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

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