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.
The #SEWTALLANDCREATIVE2017 Design Challenge is jointly hosted by the Tall Guides and Marge Clothing, a line of clothing based in San Francisco that specializes in clothing for tall women. There are three other participants from all over the world (how cool is that?). Make sure to follow them too, to stay up to date on the challenge.
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Marge sent me and the three other participants identical boxes of fabric and have challenged us to sew a spring/summer dress using two of the fabrics. The reveal of the garment isn’t until May 20 so I have a bit of time to ponder and test things out. But of course I’ve been doing some inspiration gathering and pattern pondering.
Living in Los Angeles, it's warm and sunny nearly all year long here so dresses make up a large part of my wardrobe. My style definitely leans towards comfortable and casual with a lot of loose fitting silhouettes. Above are a few of my inspiration images for summer that I've been collected on Pinterest (boards here and here). I'll be adding more to the boards in the next few weeks and I'm excited to see where this project takes me. So stay tuned for more. I'll be updating on my progress next month. :)