Hello, friends! As you know, last week we asked for feedback on what you’d like to see more of on the Curvy Sewing Collective. We had a ton of great responses, all of which we’re going to address, but one thing really kept coming up. Everyone would like to see more separates showcased on the CSC. Y’all want tutorials about trouser fitting, reviews of well-designed tops, and inspiration to elevate your favorite skirt patterns. Well, we thought those were fantastic suggestions! The more we considered them, the more we suspected another CSC-sponsored challenge was in order. So, over the next three months, we’re hosting The Season of Separates. For one entire month each, we’ll focus on an area of your wardrobe: trousers, tops, or skirts.
February will be trouser month! We’ve already got some great tutorials on the agenda, reviews of various pants patterns, tips for sewing your own activewear, and much more!
Then, in March, we’ll switch gears into tops and blouses. After all, we’re going to need something to wear with all those pants! During this month, we’ll showcase some of our favorite curve-friendly blouses, tackle all sorts of adjustments you might need, and chatter a lot about buttonholes.
To wrap up our season, we’ve designated April as the month for skirts. We’ll step back on the dressier side of things with some chic skirt patterns, discuss capsule wardrobes, and tips for proper fitting!
We hope that you’ll sew along with us for the next few months, as we wade into mix-and-match waters. This would be a great time to finally tackle jeans, learn your way around a collared shirt, or just add more essential basics to your wardrobe. After each month has concluded, we’ll post a round up of all the various garments you sewed for that month, apart from usual CSC Flickr pool round-up. If you’d like a garment to be included in those posts, just add a photo of it to our Flickr pool with the tag “Season of Separates” or send your photos directly to admin@CurvySewingCollective.com. It doesn’t have to be made during that month, but can just be your favorite iteration of a garment! If you’d like to contribute a post to one of these months or have something specific you’d like to see covered, send it to us via our feedback form.
Happy sewing! We’ll see you next week with our first celebrations of trousers!