Live on Sunday: Sewing and Body Image

May 30, 2020 1 Comment

Live on Sunday: Sewing and Body Image

May 30, 2020 1 Comment

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the relationship between sewing and body image because let’s be honest, it’s extremely hard to shelter ourselves from the constant value and focus that is directed towards our bodies in today’s society.

Luckily sewing gives us some agency over that since it’s a skill and perspective that makes us less dependent on what society tells us is a standard body that we have to conform to. But I don’t think sewing makes us completely immune to this, and I also wonder if the heavy emphasis on “perfect fit” can create a new set of issues.

I certainly don’t have all the answers so I would love to figure out this topic together with you and hear your perspectives and experiences around this tricky topic.

When: 31 May 8.P.M CET (check the link below for local time)

Watch: Link to the livestream on YouTube (Your local time will be shown there)

Hope to see you there on Sunday!

Johanna Lundström

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  • Belinda May 30, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    As I have explored the online sewing community, one thing has made me extremely happy: people of all body types and sewing abilities post and get tons of positive feedback! Much of what I see is athletic wear. There are many strong, large women who post their me-made leggings and sports bras and I realized that they are not really represented in the big print pattern companies’ images. The online-only pattern companies have plenty of body types represented in their sample photos. I hope this trend in the online sewing community helps make a tiny dent in the media pressure to be a certain size.

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