We asked community members over 5’9″ to tell us what it’s like to be tall and sew. We had so many interesting comments and submissions from tall sewists that we are breaking it into two parts, with the second post coming soon! We asked: What patterns work best for you, and what adjustments do you … More Who We Are: Tall Sewists, Part 1!
Hi Sewists, November will see TnT (Tried and Tested) Month for the Sewcialists so I wanted to share my Tried and Tested shirt and blouse patterns to give you an insight into my experiences with the patterns. These are just some of the patterns I have tried over the course of the year ,but if … More Emma’s Tried and True Blouses and Shirts!
Everyone knows about the mythical unicorn, how uber-cool they are and how they appear on everything from notebooks to cushions these days (yay!). A well-known aspect of the unicorn is that they are difficult to catch. This neatly sums up how I feel about finding a Tried and True (TNT) pattern that is actually useful. … More Catching the Unicorn
Hi folks! You might notice that this post is written from an anonymous account — that’s because someone we know and trust within the community asked us to keep her identity private for the sake of her family and friends. Thanks for understanding! — Gillian and the Sewcialists Team Hi there everyone! When Gillian brought … More How I Found Me Again, or, a Love Letter to the Sewing Community
Today it’s time to hear from the sewists in our community who are near or over 50. Here’s what they said! Brenda, who blogs at https://flatterpatter.blog/, says: I’ve been sewing a long time —since I was a child — and I took a break from 30ish to 40ish years old. Before 30, I sewed to … More Who We Are: Sewists Over 50!
Hello, I’m Melissa from the blog mahlicadesigns. I’m a stay at home parent of a charming and adorable five year old boy, I work part time for an insurance agent, and I sew as much as I can in my free time. I started my sewing journey as a quilter and transitioned to sewing garments in … More Becoming a TNT convert
Last month we started discussions about identity and sewing, asking the question, “Does who you are shape your sewing or your experience in the online sewing community?” I wanted to talk a little about my experience with inclusion and representation in the museum field and how it encouraged me to question who I was following … More Who We Are #3: Who do I follow?