Can you believe it’s been almost a year since the CSC launched? We have had nearly a million page views and it’s been wonderful seeing the community grow, all propelled by volunteers. Of course, with growth often comes change, so we wanted to let everyone know about a change in our editor group.
We’re sad to be saying bye to T, who’s been a core member of the team since the beginning, most notably untiringly handling all of our graphic design! We’ll miss her around these parts, though she’s still going to be involved, and you can also keep up with her makes at U and Mii.
In her place, we’re thrilled to welcome Rosie May to the team, of the blog Sparkleneedles. Rosie’s been an enthusiastic contributor to the CSC since the very beginning, and we are so excited to have her exuberant and colourful presence on board! Take it from here, Rosie:
Hello, I’m Rosie and I blog at Sparkleneedles. I’ve been sewing for about a year now on my bright blue, very noisy, beginner’s sewing machine and I can safely say I’m obsessed. Sewing is the first hobby that I have actually stuck with for more than a month.
There are so many reasons why sewing appeals to me more than any other crafty activity:it meets my need to be creative, but also to be mathsy and engage unused bits of my brain. It indulges my love of colour and design, and allows me to spend ages browsing (and buying, oops) the work of so many creative designers and pattern makers around the world. It enables me to be a more informed and ethical consumer (apart from my fabric buying splurges). It helps me appreciate the work that goes into making clothes and the need to reduce our reliance on fast fashion and the poor working and environmental impact conditions associated with it. But crucially, it allows me to make clothes that fit and please me, and not an ‘ideal’ or ‘standard’ body size. It allows me to celebrate my body and the diverse bodies and creations of all the wonderful women in the sewing blogosphere.
Sewing is quite frankly BRILLIANT. I couldn’t be more delighted to be invited to be an editor of the Curvy Sewing Collective and look forward to writing for you wonderful people regularly. I’m still a bit of a beginner, so will be writing and editing with beginners in mind. If there is anything you would like to see featured, please do let me know.
Finally, a reminder that we are always looking for more contributors to to write posts for the CSC blog. We are particularly interested in more diverse contributors (on any number of levels!) so if you’ve considered writing but weren’t sure about it, please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.