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Episode 17: #pfRepresent – Community Call Outs

CrisWoodSews Parasol

Made by Rae Trillium (Max 59” chest & hip) & Geranium dresses (max 29.5” chest)

Three people, two women and a girl, in an elevator taking a photo.  They are all wearing dresses made from the same material.

The Sewing Studio: https://sewing.net/ 

Hey June Handmade Allspice Apron

Elizabeth Suzann Clyde Work pants

fabrics-store.com

https://www.radpatterns.com/about-me/ 

Aaronica Dress

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Screenshot of drawings of all the variations that can be made from the "Aaronica" pattern.

Sew Liberated Estuary Skirt

@ashleylucindastyle

Cashmerette Upton Dress

https://shop.made-by-rae.com/collections/womens-patterns/products/emerald

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Episode 16: #SewLimitedSizing

Criswoodsews Parasol Dress

Beautiful Katie Kortman double gauze

By Hand London Anna Dress

Teal Taffeta $5/yd

Fibre Mood Rozan in very cheap Linen/Rayon Blend.

Jenny Rushmore Book on size expansion

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Episode 15: Introducing #pfRepresent

Cris Wood Sews

Fibre Mood Rozan

Seams Fabric

Sew_introverted Instagram account

Paprika Patterns Nautilus Swimsuit and Bikini

Fat white woman in colorful bikini at the beach

Ultraviolet Tee – fat and black model – max 64” hip

Fat black woman in white and blue shirt and blue pants sitting on brick steps.
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Episode 14: #pfGlam Reveal

Special Guest: FLORENCE TAYLOR Instagram: ftmom3, TikTok: florencetaylor14

Fibre Mood Danna

Fibre Mood Rozan

Hey June Handmade Prescott Dress

Check out all the great entries for #pfGlam

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Emery Smith on GLAM

When I was a kid I never liked getting dressed up. I hated dresses. I never wanted to be the princess, I actually wanted to be the prince. But that always felt like something impossible, and something shameful.

And as I got older, I grew more and more apathetic about clothing. I wore clothing in styles that other people said they liked.  It didn’t really matter what I wore because nothing felt right anyway.

But when I began exploring my gender identity in my mid-thirties and realised, I was non-binary, I discovered a newfound confidence to express myself the way I wanted for the very first time. I began to realise clothing, in fact, has no gender. Life is too short to worry about what other people think.

And I realised that dressing up didn’t have to mean wearing a dress.

I began to dream of three-piece suits, ties, cravats, brogues….

I quickly learnt though, that the clothing I wanted to wear was generally not made for body shapes like mine. In fact, they often made me feel worse about myself. Shirts would not button up around my hips. Jackets were too big across my shoulders. I decided there was nothing else for it – I needed to learn to sew my own clothes.

It’s not always straightforward – the sewing pattern industry is heavily gendered. As a non-binary or gender-non-conforming person it can be difficult to know where to start.  I often have to decide between patterns advertised for ‘men’ or for ‘women’ and make a judgement as to which one will be the easiest to adjust to my body.

There was a steep learning curve but the first time I made a button up shirt that actually fit I felt like I’d discovered a superpower. The buttonholes were wonky and the seams messy but I was hooked. I haven’t looked back.

So far I have focused most of my sewing efforts on shirts and waistcoats. Shirts are a wardrobe essential and waistcoats are one of my most favourite things to make – fairly straightforward to sew and produce instant dapper style! Plus you can really have fun with fabrics and linings. Eventually though I hope to be able to make an entire three piece suit.

Clothing has now become a way to bring immense joy and gender euphoria to my life. And sewing has allowed me to keep my own sense of style regardless of how my body changes with time. I didn’t even let pregnancy stop me from looking dapper, so I certainly won’t let anything else!

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Bonus Episode: Emery Smith

Find Emery’s Blog post HERE

https://www.cashmerette.com/products/concord-tshirt-pdf-pattern

Fibremood Danna dress

Sublime Grafx

https://linktr.ee/emeryasmith

https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/emerysmithstudio

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/emerysmithstudio

https://www.redbubble.com/people/emerysmith/shop

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Episode 13: Terrance Williams

In this episode, Jenny and Beverly talk to Terrance Williams, glamorous designer, activist and person with the world’s best laugh. You can find Terrance on Instagram, on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. On his website, you can shop for glamorous items from extravagant caftans to more affordable yet still luxurious head wraps and scarves. Make sure to check out all he has to offer!

By Hand London Anna Dress

Photo of woman taking a mirror selfie wearing a blue dress with white flowers.
Beverly’s By Hand London Anna Dress #2

Rebecca Page Classic Swimsuit

Paprika Patterns Nautilus Swimsuit and Bikini

Lekala Patterns/ Sewist.com

Stokx Hacker Dress

Terrance and Jenny have matching gowns:

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Ep. 12 The Glamorous Korrie!

In this episode, Jenny and Beverly chat with Korrie Riddle, KorrieKorrie on Instagram about her sewing journey and her style. We had a lot of fun recording and we’re sure you’ll also have fun listening.

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“>Lekala Patterns

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Friday Pattern Company Vernazza swimsuit

https://spandexbyyard.com/products/sp-np2608-neon-dream-yellow-nylon-spandex-digitally-wet-print

Rebecca Page Classic Swimsuit

Cashmerette Concord Tee

You can Find Korrie at:

Personal Instagram

Needle and Wick Instagram, Needle and Wick Etsy

Coven By Korrie Instagram, Coven by Korrie Etsy

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 Nina Lee Bakerloo Dress

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Episode 11: Introducing #pfGlam

In this episode, Beverly and Jenny discuss our recent makes, sewing plans and our fun new theme for May!

Cris Wood Envelope dress

By Hand London Leo Dungarees

Fibre Mood Edition 14

Fibre Mood Harmony top https://www.fibremood.com/en/patterns/671-harmony-top

By Hand London Anna Dress

Pam Howard Tailored Shirt class

RAD unisex jumpsuit

 Fibremood Rosalie

Ainsley: https://www.moodfabrics.com/blog/the-ainsley-dress-free-sewing-pattern/

Mimosa: https://www.moodfabrics.com/blog/the-mimosa-dress-free-sewing-pattern/

Be sure you get your corsage and join us.  This will be spectacular.  So what are you waiting for?  Go rate & review us at your favorite podcast supplier – and then start planning.  Be sure and tag #pfglam so we can follow you as you decide what to make, plan the fabric & other choices, and begin to sew.  

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Episode 10: #pfDrafty reveal!

Clue for next month! What do you think it will be?

https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/patricia-rose-dress/

Pam Howard’s Craftsy class The Classic Tailored Shirt

Alexander Henry fabric

Image of person from waist down wearing a dress made from a sheet
Self-drafted skirt from thrift store sheet
Person taking selfie photo in a mirror, wearing a floral top with a green background
Helen’s Closet March top using straight peplum – dropped neckline and made flounce. See photos below
Photo of an altered pattern piece to demonstrate lowering neckline
Altered pattern piece to demonstrate how to add a flounced peplum

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/pfdrafty/