Back during the big indie pattern inclusive sizing dustup of 2019, a few designers reached out to me for advice on how improve their size ranges, branding, and general inclusivity when it comes to the curvy/plus size market. Allie from IndieSew was one of those people, and I'm so pleased to announce that she has… Continue reading Allie Olsen Kila Tank
I had a fancy-ish event to attend a couple of weeks ago and despite telling myself that I absolutely, under no circumstances, needed a new dress, I was sitting in my office late Friday afternoon and inspiration struck. I had just gotten a 5 yard end of bolt deal on this fabric from LA Finch… Continue reading Seamwork Gene Dress
A major focus of my sewing projects over the past couple of years has been trying to sort out WHAT THE HELL is going on my pants/trousers and why they don't fit my body. It's been met with mixed results. I've been working on my jeans patterns for quite some time (and owe you all… Continue reading Fitting the Flint Pants by Megan Nielsen Curve
Friends! I am so excited to share my latest York Pinafore with you AND to let you know that I am teaching a sewing class! WOOOOOO. From interacting with folks in both online and in real life, it has really become more and more apparent to me how important it is to make sure that… Continue reading York Pinafore Class at Hip Stitch Albuquerque!
You didn't think I'd forgotten about Me Made May, did you? Well I kinda had, but the flurry of posts surfacing this morning brought me back to reality. To be honest, I've got a million balls in the air at the moment, so my heart isn't fully in it, but I can't let the chance… Continue reading Me Made May 2019
It seems like the new Harvey Shirt from SBCC patterns has been met with lots of enthusiasm from the sewing community. I was lucky enough to test the pattern so I wanted to be sure and get a blog post up so everyone could see the pattern on a curvy figure. What seems like a… Continue reading SBCC Harvey Shirt
I'm not going to lie, when Helen first released the York Pinafore, I though to myself "what a strange garment". It seems like pinafores might be a trendy garment elsewhere, but it takes a while for trends to reach us here in New Mexico. However, over the course of the last year, I somehow developed… Continue reading York Pinafore V1