I'm so glad I can finally talk about this!
|Mad props to T for creating this awesome logo!|
Oh my, where to begin? I suppose this all started with Colette Patterns. Not long after Sarai announced that her company would soon be releasing knitwear patterns with an expanded size range, I received an email from Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette asking if I would be interested in joining a plus size blogger tour that Colette would be sponsoring with the two new patterns for knits.
This was literally my response:
|I am the epitome of professionalism.|
...I know I'm a dork. Don't judge me.
So yeah, during our group's discussion of the blog tour and the planning and logistics of it, we started talking about how sad it was that there isn't any good, consolidated resources online for plus-sized sewists. So many of us start sewing because of the dreadful options (or lack there of) available to us in RTW, but then with sewing there's another parcel of challenges to deal with, such as bad patterns, grading up sizes, and FBAs. Banding together, we decided to form the Curvy Sewing Collective,
to fight crime and the forces of evil to create the resources for plus-sizes that we wish had been out there when we ourselves started sewing.
We have some awesome stuff in the works (including a website to contain these awesome resources), but for our first group project is Curvy Colette: A Plus Size Blog Tour, aka the thing that got this whole ball rolling!
I'm not until the tail end of the tour (I have something special in the works that will take some time to facilitate), but definitely check out the fabulosity that precedes me! Jenny already has her post up, debuting Colette's awesome new Moneta dress, so go have a look over at her blog and send her some love. It's well earned!