Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Website - Curvy Sewing Collective

Have you heard of the Curvy Sewing Collective? What started as a group of bloggers who wanted to better represent curvy sewists, has turned into a beautiful new website. Read more about it in the words of their founder (and website designer extraordinaire), Jenny of Cashmerette.

Announcement: The Curvy Sewing Collective website launches July 15th!

On June 15th, the Curvy Sewing Collective is proud to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to helping curvy women sew a fabulous wardrobe and feel fantastic: www.curvysewingcollective.com.

The project began when Jenny of Cashmerette and Mary of Idle Fancy were lamenting the lack of representation of curvy women in the sewing blogosphere, despite the fact that huge numbers of home sewists are curvy. So, they teamed up with Tanya of Mrs Hughes, T of uandmii, Mary of Young, Broke & Fabulous, Laurence of Quirky, Pretty Cute and Sophie-Lee of Two Random Words to form the Curvy Sewing Collective. Fresh off the success of the Curvy Colette blog tour which launched the new Colette Patterns Moneta and Mabel patterns in curvy style, the CSC is off to its next adventure!

The Curvy Sewing Collective website is planned to be a one-stop resource for curvy sewists, covering topics such as pattern reviews for curvy figures, tutorials on common fitting adjustments, body confidence and positivity articles, and inspiration from the sewing world and beyond. Future topics include a wrap dress sew along, swimsuit tips and confidence and even... bra-making! It's open for all sewists and folks who want to contribute to the community: there are forums for discussion, and sewists interested in contributing posts can submit ideas to mail@curvysewingcollective.com.

So please join us in starting up our new community online - we hope to see you all there!