Today is about a well-deserved shout out to the wonderful, brilliant women at the Curvy Sewing Collective. When I was first contemplating this dive back into apparel sewing, I traveled far and wide -across the digital globe- to see what resources and support I could find. While there are many wonderful websites with tutorials, blogs, and tips, this is the one site I keep returning to. Again, and again, and again!
So much freely shared knowledge, positivity, and encouragement. All from -and for- women with curves, bumps, and bulges that don't always line up with what the ready to wear clothing market wants to offer us.
I see women of all shapes, sizes, and ages working together to help empower others to own our own brand of beautiful, weather that's in a pencil skirt, t-shirt, or a swim suit. And I see, in the comments left behind, the impact that these gifts of sharing are having on others.
Thank you, CSC. I know that I am stronger and will grow even more along this journey with you beside me!
How times have changed! Barbie has had more face-lifts than Joan Rivers. I've evolved as well, although not as dramatically. But somewhere along the way I lost track of sewing for myself. Sewing has still been an occasional part of life: mend this, repair that, whip up Halloween costumes for kids (and Grands!), some quilting here and there. But nothing just for fun, just for me.
It's time for a change!
I've recently rediscovered sewing for myself. What I want, how I want, when I want. Here's what I've already learned:
1. I want fun, stylish, comfortable things to wear.
2. I want those things to fit well.
3. I want it.....well, all the time! Who doesn't want to look good and feel good in what they wear?
So I'm off on a grand adventure. I'll be sewing whatever catches my interest, altering and adjusting patterns until they barely resemble the original, if needed. (Hint: My StyleArc Stacie Jean Jacket saga - post coming soon!) And I'll be sharing the journey with you. The good, the not-so good, and the downright ugly. Hopefully my own learning journey will inspire you to embark on your own creative journey as well.