We have a bit of “behind the scenes” news at the Curvy Sewing Collective today. We’re sad to say goodbye to Meg, who’s leaving the editor group, but I have no doubt we will continue seeing her great garments and hacks around these parts!
And now for some introductions… We have three awesome ladies joining the editor group, so let’s get acquainted!
First up, we have Andie, who’s been a long-time contributor to the CSC, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard as an editor:
Hi, Curvy Sewists! My name is Andie and I currently live in Toronto, but I have lived in a lot of places in Canada and will mostly say my heart is on the east coast. I blog at Sew Pretty in Pink about sewing, cosplay (mostly Star Trek), and accessibility in sewing.
My mom sewed a lot when I was a kid, but she also managed to sew her finger a couple of times and scare me out of using her machine. I did a lot of handsewing but it wasn’t until 2008 that I started sewing with a machine because I needed a costume for a burlesque routine and was not able to find plus-sized costumes. My first sewing machine was a tiny pink Kenmore that didn’t cost me a lot, made a lot of noise, and didn’t have a zipper foot. I started blogging in 2013 and began to create the handmade wardrobe that I enjoy today. I have since gotten a better sewing machine courtesy of my wonderful mother and mastered zippers finally!
I sew mostly indie patterns because their sizing tends to be more inclusive. I also love a good Burda pattern and have recently gotten into Simplicity patterns, which are sadly not available easily in Canada. I sew a huge range of styles and fabric patterns, but will more often reach for a bright colour or a knit. I sew everything from bras to coats to costumes.
In my non-sewing life, I am a project manager for the provincial government. I perform improv comedy with my troupe, the Dandies, and am often seen at comicons and other geek culture events in Toronto. When I am not sewing or socializing, I am probably either cooking delicious foods, doing paper crafts, or binge watching something with my husband.
I’ve been following the Curvy Sewing Collective since it was created and absolutely love the blog and the community. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the editor team and am excited with what I can offer the community.
Hi! My name is Mary Alice and I am a sewing educator, fashion designer and fashion enthusiast. My entire life I’ve been what’s sometimes referred to as an “in-betweenie” (size 12-16) and successfully got away with wearing clothes from all the popular stores- and boy did I love to shop. But after the birth of my daughter everything got bigger, boobs, bum, you name it. With limited options available in my new size, and unable to find quality items in my signature style I turned to sewing.