More news from the CSC today. We’re sorry that Laurence will be leaving the editor team – but it’s to spend her time with her adorable newborn son, which is a pretty great excuse! Laurence hopes to continue contributing in the future, and in the meantime we’re enjoying all the baby pics.
In her place, we’re delighted to welcome Michelle, of the blog Happily Caffeinated! We’re big fans of Michelle’s pattern roundups, fun Seattle style, and guidance on how to deal with the dreaded Big Honking Darts.
Over to you, Michelle:
My weight has fluctuated a lot as an adult, and finding clothes to fit my enormous bust has always been a challenge. I decided that I needed to learn to sew after a particularly traumatic visit to an Ann Taylor Loft dressing room where, after having lost over 50 lbs over the previous year, I found that I could fit into a size 10 in RTW pants, but still couldn’t button a size 14 blouse without pulling and gaping. I immediately signed up for a beginning sewing class through my local Adult Education program, sewed my first pair of pajama pants, and was completely hooked. Sewing has given me the freedom to choose the clothes that I actually want to wear, rather than buying something that I don’t love because it’s in my size, and it sort of fits.