I’m a self-taught dressmaker. My training has been the university of “OMG, I have no idea what I’m doing,” online tutorials, YouTube, books from the library, pattern instructions, and Twitter chats. I’ve blogged a lot about my insecurities with being self-taught. About 4 years ago, I found myself divorced, with no job, no career, no … More Who We Are: From Sewcialist to Fashion Designer
This piece was written by a Sewcialist contributor, but I’m posting it under my name for her privacy. She’s replying to comments through my account too! Pride is next weekend. I want to go. I’ll probably go. But there’s a problem. I’m a mostly-closeted gender-queer 40-year-old Sewcialist who’s never been to pride, and has never … More Who We Are: The Closeted Sewcialist
I am a woman, a wife, a mentor, a dressmaker. I am curvy, I am kind, and I am passionate; I am not a mother. That’s OK. There are plenty of women and couples my age who don’t have children, but I’m also pretty confident that there are plenty of people out there who are … More Who We Are: Emma’s Story
Here at the Sewcialists, we explore and amplify the voices of sewists from all walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell, and over the course of our “Who We Are” series, we hope to explore how identity does (or doesn’t!) affect your sewing and participation in the online community. So far in the … More Call for “Who We Are” Submissions!
Hi! I am Wendy from CoserCosas.es and apparently, I am a freak… just kidding… I’m only slightly above average height with my 177cm (5’9″). The discussion started here on the Sewcialist blog about identity is very interesting. I am not going to list all my identities here, so let’s just keep it simple with white, … More Sewing for Giants
Editor’s note: Now that TNT month is over, we’ll be posting a few “Who We Are” posts while we start planning in the background for February’s theme month! We’ll announce the theme in early January! We asked the community to share their experiences of being a sewist living with pain, chronic illness, or health concerns. … More Who We Are: Living with Pain or Chronic Illness
As Australians wait to find out the results of their plebiscite on same-sex marriage, it seems like a good time to ask: What’s it like to be an LGTBQ sewist? Of all the identities we are discussing here, being gay is the only one I can think of that is actually illegal or punishable in … More Who We Are: Calling all LGTBQ Sewists!