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Our 3rd Giveaway

Today, our next giveaway is live over on Instagram!

Who’s involved?

Jennifer from Workroom Social has come onboard with a great giveaway in celebration of #MMMayPlus2020!

Enter the competition on Instagram and you’ll have a chance to win a PDF copy of the Claryville Jeans from Workroom Social and if you live in the US, then you have a chance to win a PDF copy of the Claryville Jeans AND some enough gorgeous denim to make the pattern!

The Claryville Jeans are available up to a size 28, or 48.5″ waist and 60″ hip and we’re so grateful to Jennifer for getting involved with our MMMayPlus2020 celebrations!

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Sized Out – Fat Sewing and Me

Me.

My name is Katherine /Kat (@unapologeticallykat on Instagram) and I began sewing clothes for myself very very recently. I started primarily because I couldn’t find the clothes I wanted to wear in my size. I am fat. I have always been fat. I wear between a size 20 and 26 in Australian brick and mortar stores and at online retailers like ASOS. I have always felt excluded from mainstream clothing stores and from fashion in general. So much so that I avoid bricks and mortar stores like the plague. Too many horrifying incidents with shop assistants. And even when do try to find something most of the offerings for fat women are dowdy, garishly coloured or patterned and adorned with diamante’s for some reason. Maybe they think that the shine from the diamante’s would distract people from realising that I’m fat. Who knows? I have always struggled to find the clothes I want to wear. I’ve been fixated on fashion from a young ago and would sketch out outfits for myself on the daily. Growing up though I realised that most of the clothes I wanted to wear either didn’t exist or where only available to smaller bodies than mine. My love of clothes has never gone away and that’s wear sewing my own came in.

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Our 2nd Giveaway

Head on over to Instragram to enter the draw to win!

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Me Made May & Slowing Down

Me Made May 2019

Hi! I’m Jenna, usually on instagram as @theladywholunches

Jenna smiling in front of a train in a seersucker Zadie jumpsuit.
This Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory was probably my favorite Me Made May Outfit. So easy, and very comfy on a warm anniversary trip to Sacramento.

Last year was my second year participating in Me Made May and the first year of Me Made May Plus! I participated in a big way, challenging myself to wear mostly me-made garments everyday, and to post the outfit everyday to my Instagram grid. I usually rely on my reluctant husband to take my photos, so I knew if I wanted to get a daily shot, I needed a different plan. I got very lucky in a new office colleague who is also a photographer and great admirer of my wardrobe. She agreed to trade 5-10 minutes of her services every weekday in May for a Jenna-made jumpsuit, made to measure in a fabric of her choice. I also taught her to knit. Win-win! Our little mid-morning breaks were a welcome respite from our windowless office in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Weekends, I still relied on my husband. 

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Me Made May Musings

Hellooo fellow plus size sewists! I’m Dayle aka @daisysewcrazy from Sydney Australia, and I’m just a little bit obsessed with sewing. I love to sew, and when I don’t have time to sew, you can bet that I am thinking about sewing.

I stumbled across MMM 4 years ago, when returning to sewing after quite a long hiatus. My participation was initially mainly as an observer, and then gradually building to a fully fledged card carrying member of the MMM juggernaut last year. That first year I joined in, I had barely any me made items in my wardrobe, so I devised my own version of MMM, aiming to make and wear one me made item per week in May. My me made wardrobe and sewing confidence continued to grow, and last year I participated fully by wearing at least one me made item each day during May. I chose to document my MMM in a couple of ways.

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Our First Giveaway

Today, our first giveaway is live over at FatSewing.Club on Instagram!

Head on over to the post to enter the competition

Who’s involved?

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Me Made Flat Lay

About 18 months ago, after years of my mum always telling me I should sew my own clothes because I had so much trouble finding what I liked, I finally found my dream pattern and took the plunge. I’d spent a lot of time browsing instagram and following plus size sewists. A whole new world had opened up to me. People who looked like me, wearing clothes that actually fitted and looked great. Then about a year ago I decided I wanted to start sharing my own makes, and contributing to pattern hashtags so that other people with my body shape might find inspiration too. This was how Jess Terracotta (not my real surname) was born. You can now find me on Instagram under @jessterracotta.

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Sketching with My Body Model

Hi team, it’s Jess from Fat.bobbin.girl and BroadInTheSeams here. I wanted to share some inspiration and ideas that you might be able to use during #MMMayPlus2020 (either as part of participating or your wardrobe planning in general)!

Want to know more about Me Made May (the idea that started MMMayPlus2020) and have your burning questions answered? Check out this FAQ!

My Body Model is offering 15% off any purchase of 1-5 download codes between April 28-May 8. Use code ‘MEMADEPLUS’

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Sketching Me Made May

Hi everyone. I’m Andie from Sew Pretty in Pink. Last year for Me Made May, I set out a challenge that I have never done before. Not only did I wear me made garments all month, I also sketched every outfit. Over the years, I’ve created an entire wardrobe of me-made garments and I wear them every day. For me, Me Made May wasn’t a huge challenge to wear 3 or 4 or even more than that for handmade clothing. I wanted to have more fun with it and set out to create a sketch for every outfit using My Body Model croquis for it. Each My Body Model croquis is based on your own measurements to create the outline of your body. I have been creating sketches with my croquis for a while since I helped in the beta testing. I also chose to create each sketch digitally to make it easier to share the images. On top of that, I made themes for each week: dresses, skirts, comfy clothes, and rainbow, where I themed a monochromatic outfit with some of the colours of the rainbow. I also had a couple of days where I didn’t take a picture but I did sketch it out.

Let’s take a look at last year’s Me Made May:

https://sewprettyinpink.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/img_20190531_10100973731620499402066.jpg?w=455&h=455

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What is Fat Sewing.Club?

Fat Sewing Club has been set up as a home for Me Made May Plus (#MMMayPlus) information, a place to share thoughts about fat sewing!

We’re going to be rounding up blog posts about fat sewing, and we’re planning some giveaways to celebrate #MMMayPlus2020 too!

To stay up-to-date with the latest, follow along on Instagram at @FatSewing.Club or sign up to the email newsletter here.