Welcome to the third post in the #SEWTALLANDCREATIVE2017 Design Challenge. The challenge is hosted by The Tall Guides and Marge Clothing with the intention of inspiring more tall women to sew. As you may know, I’m 5’11” and one of the reasons I love sewing so much is that I’m able to make clothes that actually fit my body. Shopping can be distressing and disheartening when clothes don’t fit. But sewing is a really empowering way to create your own wardrobe and skip those awful store dressing rooms. For this design challenge, I was tasked with sewing a spring/summer dress using two fabrics from a bundle donated by Marge Clothing. Last time, I shared my process for selecting fabrics and a pattern and had narrowed it down to two options. Today I’ll be sharing some of my construction process (including fitting!). Read the first two posts here and here.Read More
A few weeks ago I shared my inspiration for the summer dress that I’ll be making for the #SEWTALLANDCREATIVE2017 Design Challenge. Today, I’ll be sharing the next stage in the process, selecting fabrics and a pattern. Usually when I’m making something I get to select everything from scratch and do whatever I like but this wouldn’t be a challenge if there weren’t parameters. I’m required to use two different fashion fabrics from the four that was given by Marge Clothing to make a dress for spring/summer. Combining two fabrics is not an easy task, especially when your selection of fabrics is limited. But that’s what makes it a challenge!Read More
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Sallee from the Tall Guides and asked if I’d like to participate in a sewing and design challenge for tall women. The Tall Guides is a website that works to empower and support tall women to "not only stand tall but to stand out, love their difference and live a life they love.” As a tall woman (5’11”), I love the concept.
As you may know, a few months ago I started the #sewingtall hashtag to connect tall women in the sewing community. I want this blog to be a source of inspiration for all people to start sewing clothes that the love and that fit. But naturally, I have more insight into what it’s like to shop and sew as a tall woman. (You can read more about that in my #sewingtall intro post.) Sewing your own clothes is a great option for tall women and I’d love for more women to learn how to sew and be empowered by it. So, in the spirit of spreading the love of sewing, I agreed to participate in this challenge.Read More