Hello, dear Curvy Sewing Collective readers! It’s been about two years since I wrapped up my time as an editor here and relaunched the Sewcialists… and lately I’ve been thinking about everything I learned here. CSC really has changed a lot of things, from my personal self-image to my role in the sewing community!

1. I’m happy in my skin. When I started sewing clothes in 2011, I wore about a US size 14… then 16… and now 18 or 20! It’s thanks to the CSC that I never felt bad about my body along the way. Within this community we get to see fabulous, stylish and talented women of all ages and sizes looking great, and that’s pretty special.

2. Everyone deserves a voice. As far as I know, CSC was the first niche community that focused on an underrepresented demographic. Now we’ve got @sewqueer, @chronicallysewn@sewover50 and lots of hashtags bringing sewists... [read more]