**This post has been updated here: http://www.wellsewnstyle.com/2017/05/03/updating-the-2017-ultimate-plus-size-swim-guide/ ** Fit tips and sizing guides are still super-relevant in the post below.
Although making my
Although I've only been blogging about sewing for about 11 months, I've been sewing since, well, forever. I didn't make very many garments to wear out in real life, instead everything I made was either home goods (curtains, pillows, etc.) or most notably Halloween costumes. Really horrific halloween costumes. Made ... Read More
As a new sewist, I know how intimidating it can be to work with silk. One, it's expensive. So if you screw up it's money down the drain. Two, it can be slippery--which can be a total turnoff and make it challenging to work with. And three, how to care ... Read More
Whew! The past 4 weeks have been an absolute whirlwind! Countless hours of designing, draping, cutting, stitching, pressing, and fittings all led up to this moment and I have to say, all the hard work was totally worth it. The biggest learning curve for me was learning to sew and ... Read More
As a native Philadelphian and sewing fanatic I know all the places to buy fabrics in city of Brotherly Love. Although we no longer have the density of fabric shops that we once had (nor the manufacturing) we do have a handful of gems that hold their own. Here I’m ... Read More
So I've got a thing for jumpsuits. They make getting dressed super easy and unlike dresses, I don't have to worry about my thighs burning like the fire of hades after strolling a few city blocks. I like that I can run around the studio, haul fabrics, etc. and not ... Read More
I've heard from both beginner and intermediate level sewists that they avoid knits all together. Personally I love working with knits. Fitting is easier. They're comfy to wear. And the prints and textures are endless. With the right know how ANYONE can work with knit fabric. Just as diverse as ... Read More