Hello friends! A bit of CSC housekeeping news today: we’re sad to say goodbye to editor Paige, but delighted to bring Megan, aka “The Green Violet” to the team. Over to you, Megan!
Hello curvy sewing friends, its nice to meet those of you I don’t already know! I’m excited to be joining this group of fantastic and inspiring women. I can’t adequately put into words how much sewing my own clothes has changed my life and given me confidence to be comfortable in my body. I look forward to sharing more of my projects with you and talking about my favorite patterns!
I learned to sew from my mother, I remember a particularly unfortunate looking dress that she helped me sew while I was in college, but didn’t start sewing in earnest until 2012, shortly after I moved to New Mexico and found my plus size shopping options severely limited (as in non-existent). I started off with knits and that is still my comfort zone of sewing, but I also LOVE sewing bras and jeans. I’d say I’m at the point right now where I have sewn about 90% of my wardrobe- I haven’t tackled coats or technical gear yet, but that might be on the horizon!
When I’m not sewing, I can be found endlessly redecorating my mid-century home, skiing or rafting (depending on the season), and seeking out the best hot springs in the southwestern US. To keep the fabric stash full and happy, I spend my days working as a hydrologist in the environmental field. You can also find me on my other internet home or on instagram @thegreenviolet.