Trendy and Turned Out

Picture growing up in Brooklyn, NY and my family’s house with opened doors for all to come through, to eat, share and show Thanks. We didn’t do just turkey… PUHLEASE! On the table: jerk and curry chicken, beef, pork pernil, fried and boiled plantains, seafood dishes and at least 5 different rice and beans versions; PLUS oh yes the macaroni au gratin!

The Fitting Room: York Pinafore

Today we bring you the first ever installment of a new series we’re calling The Fitting Room! This series will focus on how patterns fit on bodies… meaning a few things. Like today, you might find a few of our bloggers all making the same pattern to compare the fit on each of our very different bodies.

Bloggers Answer: Rainy Day Activities

Once a month, we will all answer a question so that you can see who we are – aside from bloggers, sewists, plus/curvy people, etc. Some questions may be sewing related, some may be about our feelings on plus/curvy issues or about mundane things… like rainy days! Read on to see what each of our bloggers love to do – and don’t forget to comment and let us know what other questions you want answered!

BSD Hazel

Designer: Bella Sunshine Designs  Pattern Name: Hazel Garment Type: Top, Tunic, DressDescription: Dolman swing top/tunic/dress with optional ties and sleeve lengthsFabric Type: 4-way stretch knit fabric with at least a 75% stretch but no more than 100% stretch- Recommend a blend of at least 5% spandex/lycra for good recovery. Good choices would include rayon blends, …