**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
In mid-December I headed to Tesoro, a West Chester, PA luxury leather handbag brand, to meet and interview cofounders Brittany Reed and Emily Pisano (to jump straight to the interview head to my YouTube Channel here). Nearly all of the pieces in the shop are made right there by Reed ... Read More
I'm still alive! Whew, I think that was the longest break I've taken from blogging since I started Well Sewn Style back in November 2016 (my bloggiversary was on 11/21, how time flies!) Since starting my own business, my etsy shop, expanding my class offerings and entrepreneurship in general I've ... Read More
Confession time: over the past year I've felt incredible pressure (mostly self-inflicted) to stitch up 4-6 DIY garments each month. Not because I NEEDED that particular garment but because I wanted to create fresh content on my blog and have something new to wear (for all of 5 minutes). Taking ... Read More
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