A Body Positive Month: BoPoMarch

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BoPoMarch (Body Positive March) – which I first attempted in 2017 – is a month dedicated to body positivity for everybody and every body. Talking about body positivity is why I started this blog, and it’s a topic I’m deeply passionate about. I feel that a lot of our unhappiness stems from unnecessary (and often […]

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250 Posts and a Fabric Clean-Out

"Punk Rock Moving Truck" Photograph by Ebi Poweigha. All rights reserved.

Guess who’s moving? :-O Me! I don’t yet know exactly where and the when is roughly between July and September (so if you have a lead on an apartment in Cambridge for $1100 per person or less, please email me!!!!), but I am for sure leaving my current residence. Sewing-wise, I’m terrified of what’s in […]

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Tenterhook Patterns (Plus Size Sewing)

I love the sewing blogosphere! There’s a new plus size indie pattern company called Tenterhook Patterns, made by Amanda Johnston in Western Australia. Right now she’s got two patterns for sale, with big plans for many more. I’m so excited to see her succeed, because her philosophy on plus size sewing is so similar to […]

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Day 1: The Hack-A-Top Dress

It all started quite innocently last year. It was summer, I wanted a dress, but I wasn’t feeling any of my dress patterns. I was feeling my TNT, McCall’s M6078, because it’s the easiest, most fabric economical pattern ever. Dead easy. No zippers, buttons, nada. So I pulled it out. Normally, when you think of […]

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Saturday Musings: #sewingshame

Recently, a new hashtag appeared on Instagram: #sewingshame. I was tagged, and shared mine, and tagged others, but the word ‘shame’ got under my skin, and got me thinking. In the time between now, when the plus size self-acceptance movement has finally found its legs, and before, when obesity was not A Thing, fat shaming […]

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