For many designers, it appears that this drive for positive, inclusive change can be overwhelming. Here are some practical and relatively simple ways to make pattern companies more inclusive.
I’ve been sewing & quilting off and on for over 40 years. Every time I think about how long I’ve been at this, I’m amazed. First, it startles me to realize that I’m 51 – soon to be 52; second, I can’t believe it’s been 40 years. I learned to sew first from my mother;… Continue reading What Sewing Means To Me
As a fat lady in Australia, I don’t have many options when it comes to brands that make clothes in my size in styles that I love. What I do have is an immense amount of privilege as a white, able-bodied person, a decent amount of disposable income and a bit of spare time here… Continue reading (In)visible bodies
Dear pattern designers If your pattern doesn’t come in my size, you won’t be getting any more of my money. I won’t be grading it up. Because you should be doing that for me.
My name is Alexandra, I’m 34 years old, I’m French, I have been sewing for 3 years, I spend the first year sewing either for babies (childbirths gift for friends or family) or either bags, wallet or accessories. Now it’s been two years that I sew for me, and for the past 3 weeks I’ve… Continue reading Why am I angry?
Hi, I’m Bronwyn, a long time clothes wearer who took up sewing aforementioned clothes in 2015 because it felt good to slow down and make things with my own hands. I’m a engineer who lives with my husband and two dogs in Australia. I also happen to be a plus sized woman; so have had… Continue reading The Make-Thrift Dilemma of Plus Size
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… Continue reading Sized Out – Fat Sewing and Me
Me Made May 2019 Hi! I’m Jenna, usually on instagram as @theladywholunches. 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… Continue reading Me Made May & Slowing Down
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… Continue reading Me Made May Musings
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… Continue reading Me Made Flat Lay