Content warning: within this post, I discuss both dismissive messages written in the sewing community around size inclusion and common, harmful diet-culture narratives regarding fat bodies, as well as include links to examples. 

In this post, I also excerpt comments made within public Instagram conversations on the topic. I have made these deliberately anonymous in order to use them as teaching moments rather than opportunities to single out particular individuals.

Over the past week and a half, members of the sewing community have been engaged in a discussion around size inclusivity in pattern design. Out of this discussion have emerged new directions for a number of pattern companies now seeking to expand their size ranges, re-affirmed appreciation for companies that have been including plus sizes all along, and a chorus of... [read more]