I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Mary Alice and I am the founder of Well Sewn Style, the DIY Style destination for women with curves. I am a sewing educator, tall and curvy style-expert and fashion designer preparing to launch my first ready-to-wear collection, Alice Alexander, in Fall 2017.
After the birth of my daughter, and with limited clothing options available in my size, I was inspired to dust off my sewing machine to make fashionable clothes unique to my curves. Leaning on informal sewing lessons from my grandmother and mother, I began to scour the web in search of tutorials and online resources to improve my technique. Over the past two years, I have thrown herself into honing my skills and enrolled in design school.
Realizing I couldn’t be the only woman who was challenged to find stylish items in my size range, I started Well Sewn Style to help women struggling with the same issues find new ways to create their dream wardrobe. Through this site I provide sewing instruction, style-inspiration, pattern reviews and pattern-hacks, quick tailoring tips for ready-to-wear items and articles on body-positivity and self-love. My personal style philosophy is that any woman can wear anything as long as it’s done so confidently.
I am a regular contributor and copyeditor for Sew Sew Def Magazine and Tall Guides Magazine; I’ve been featured on Cashmerette.com as both a contributor and model and on the Curvy Sewing Collective Sewing for my Curves series.
When I’m not dreaming up the perfect pair of jeans, you can find me chasing after my sassy three year old daughter and spending quality time with my husband of 5 years. My happy little family and I live in Philadelphia, PA, USA.