I wrote a post on the Sewcialists called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”, all about how in 2018 I’m going to focus on buying patterns and fabric that support the ideals I believe in. I want to explore the topic more here on my own blog, so let’s dive in!
I’m cusp-sized, so I fit into the majority of straight-sized indie patterns, but I’m sized out of just enough that the exclusion stings. I don’t really think of myself as “plus”, but I feel a strong sense of camaraderie with larger sewists. I’m particularly turned off when a pattern range includes my size, but none of the models or testers reflect that. As you’ll know if you listened to my episode of the Love To Sew podcast, I also have little patience for companies that don’t feature a range of ages and ethnicities in their models and testers. I think it’s time we... [read more]