US size 24
My top is a black vintage-style longline bra from Torrid that I embellished with gold mirrors pried off a disco ball and a cascade of crystals in gold, gray, champagne and clear. Many people thought my separates were actually a dress, and now that I see the photos, I kinda wish it was. If had a gold sequin half circle skirt to attach to a bodice like that, I’d be in full-on drag queen glamour heaven. (Note to self: Source the gold sequin fabric, and make that skirt.)
Full outfit details are on Plump Pinup Life & Style.
The bra is for sale at Plump Pinup Couturier & Vintage Resale.
Hey there! So if anyone’s interested, I’d like a moderator for this blog who will specifically focus on posting and/or reblogging information, eg info for beginners, sewing tutorials, other sewing resources, etc. I’d like someone who is interested in making some of their own tutorials, but that’s not necessary. I’ve had a hard time keeping up regular posts on here, so if you could manage to post something at least three times a week that would be great. You could also post whatever sewing/fat sewing-related images you’d like, but I’ll still be doing most of that. Obviously I would like the mod to be a fat person who actively sews/makes clothes. Or sews anything really, I’m not that picky. Message me!
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Unfortunately most sewing things are aimed at skinny cis women. D: Which is terrible and is certainly part of why I started this blog! Most of what I’ve been able to find on the internet (which isn’t much) is on here. BUT like for learning how to sew in general, if you have access to a public library they should have quite a few books on sewing basics and most likely books with tutorials on garments made with a few basic body measurements. Personally I think the Singer New Sewing Essentials is a super great book (it’s $10 on Amazon, but I found an older edition in the library). Still I don’t know of any sewing resources dedicated specifically to fat non-binary folks or even a gender+size-neutral resource (THOUGH AS A FAT NON-BINARY PERSON I HELLA WISH THERE WAS) but as far as I recall that book is at least somewhat neutral, but I could be recalling wrong.
I hope this was somewhat helpful and if anyone knows of any more resources feel free to reply or submit them!
There’s plenty of tutorials around the internet that take you through tightening clothes and making them smaller to fit better, but what if you wanted to make them bigger to fit better?
I have this top/dress thing that for some reason I just don’t like how tight it is. It feels too long to wear as a top, but I cant wear it as a dress as the tightness just makes it quickly ride up over my hips. So instead of letting it sit in my wardrobe doing nothing, I decided to spruce it up a bit and make it a bit bigger!