Here’s my swimsuit! I didn’t end up making it as ~super unique~ as I wanted but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do so I just made it simpler! The bottoms are from my old swimsuit and I added a new waistband, and I made the top myself. The fringe is really neon but you can’t tell here!
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!
Pencil Skirt: Final Version
Oh my God, you guys, I finished it! My pencil skirt is done!! I hemmed and did my button and buttonhole this afternoon and now I have a perfectly wearable pencil skirt. I’m super proud of myself for doing both as 1) I’ve never done a buttonhole before, and 2) hemming is my least favorite part of sewing.
Now, as with everything on me, the waistband is a little roomy (really have to teach myself how to do a swayback adjustment) but that’s fixed easily with a belt, as seen in the picture on the right. I belt most of my off the rack skirts anyway so it’s not a big issue.
With it, I’m wearing one of the City Chic shirts I got in the post Xmas sale as well as a belt I got from there. I think I might wear this outfit on my first day back at work…
Source creates lovely fashions with her sewing machine.
$20 worth of fabric, one splitting headache and 3 hours later, I’ve finished making my first ever dress! I didn’t have nor know how to use a pattern so I made it up as I went along and I am so happy with the result that I could cry
It’s by no means perfect but it’s still amazing!
This is my attempt at a peplum top- didn’t quite get there, but I still like the result!
Do any other plus-sized sewers get bitter about making clothes for themselves? Even though it doesn’t fit how I hoped it would I really like this top, and there is absolutely no way I’d be able to buy anything like it. Forever 21 has a similar pattern on a woven top in a 3x, so you know, it would totally have fit when I was 14. Asos had some peplum tops in a 26 UK, which would still be too small. I can’t think of any other fruit patterned or peplum tops available in plus sizes, and obviously not both. Even if there’s no top similar to this in straight sizes, they have a MILLION more options for every thing you could ever dream of. I mean, it’s nice having one-of-a-kind clothing, but it would also be nice to be able to buy it instead of having to make EVERYTHING specific that I want.
I know what you mean! Making your own clothes is satisfying in ways that buying them is not, BUT buying them is satisfying in OTHER ways that making your own clothes is not. Sometimes I want to treat myself without having to go through all of the work of making it myself, but alas, there’s never anything that fits me.
The fanciest dress I’ve made so far! I’m super proud of this outfit because it only cost about $30 total! The fabric, trims, shoes, and shirt were all found at local thrift stores! The nails I bought in bulk plain on amazon and painted myself ^^
The sig-zag scallop hem was a pain, but sooooo worth it.
Black top - the Warehouse
Black and white gingham circle skirt - made by me
Black canvas wedge - No1 Shoes
Bow necklace - made by my talented friend
Red handbag - op-shop buy from a trip to Wellington