The craft weekend was such a highlight on the value of rediscovering our teenage feedback years, so much better than a fashion mag or visit to a clothing store. A bunch of other real life people giving you another perspective on the way you look is something most of us can benefit from but rarely get.
Now that I am all excited about sewing again, I'm really enjoying looking at blogs about clothes, design and sewing and talking to people about it. There's no shortage of fashion and sewing blogs out there, I'm discovering more each day.
But I'm always missing the next post, the one about really well dressed big women. The one about how the adapt a great pattern. The one about why I shouldn't make a garment with puffy sleeves.
I'm not talking about the fat lady blog. The I wish I was smaller blog, the I want to talk about my fat issues blog. And definitely not the I'm going on a diet blog.
I'm looking for the here is a photo of large lady X in a really great or interesting outfit blog, the when I made this top here was how I handled the upsizing blog. I want the so and so makes really great large black tights and so and so has a fabulous linen cardi that goes up to an XXXL in their current range.
And I'm thinking this blog has to be out there right? Someone has to have realised that there are now more large women than small, that lots of them blog, sew and want to look good with the bodies they have. Many are looking around for ideas, inspiration and advice.
I can't possibly be the first to think this thought. Am I?
If that blog was out there I'd read it in a shot, and I'm sure lots of others would too.
But if it really isn't out there, and it should be...well, you can see where I'm heading here. I want this blog so much I might have to make it.
I do not consider myself to be a bona fide fashionista so I'd be needing the help of a bunch of other people. In fact, by its very nature this would need to be a community blog, a multi author blog.
So what do you think? Anyone want to help me:
- find pics of good looking well dressed larger women?
- write posts about making clothes for yourself or others who are large?
- host or contribute to discussions about clothing dilemmas, tips, solutions, techniques, self imposed rules or boundaries?
- post links to and reviews of products and services aimed at clothing larger women?