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Stormy Skies and Summer Bums: Seamwork Weston Shorts

Everybody needs a solid pair of summer shorts. Even fat girls, despite some contrary beliefs. I'm a big fan of wearing two pairs of crappy jeans all winter, wearing them out in the thighs, and then cutting them off into comfy frayed shorts just in time for summer. This is effective but not exactly stylish. So I decided to commit to sewing a pair of real shorts!

Needles and Thread in my Head: How Sewing Helped Me Find a Home in my Body

Sewing was a skill I learned when I was young and kept in my back pocket for many years. I would pull out my sewing machine like a party trick, occasionally making pillows and small accessories like zipper bags. I had the knowledge and the ability to sew garments, bestowed upon me by my grandmother when I was young. However, I didn’t find a necessity in sewing until I got fat. 

Twee Sailor Sundays: Cocowawa Crafts Lily Blouse Pattern Review

Long time, no sewing for myself. I actually have a few sewing projects I need to photograph and post here, but firstly I wanted to show off my Lily Blouse from Cocowawa Crafts! The absolutely lovely Ana of Cocowawa sent me this pattern to test, and I felt terrible because it launched right after Sewn Seeds so it took a while for me to actually make it. But once I finally busted it out I totally love it. 

Dark Femme Floral: Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt

Today I'll be speaking about my Tilly and the Buttons' Arielle skirt. I really enjoyed making the skirt, and as with all Tilly patterns, the directions are clear and the product is flattering. I ALWAYS struggle with sizing, as my number sizes are always so significantly larger than the size of pattern I end up with, but this is not exclusive to Tilly, it usually happens with all patterns. Do I have reverse body dysmorphia? We just don't know.