This is going to start probably a heated discussion but I just wanted to say that I am so incredibly disappointed with your recent blog post True Grit: 11 New Plus Size Patterns for Adventures
This is not a rant about the fashions, you get enough about that, this is a rant about the model.
All “what is and what is not plus” arguments aside, technically your plus sized pattern chart generally starts at 44 and runs up to 52…can you honestly tell us that the model in this blog post is wearing a 44 or larger? Honestly?!
And if she is wearing a 44 then this photoshoot comes across as showing the “oversized” fashion trend, not plus fashion because she does not not normally wear a 44 or larger. I sew and wear a Burda 40 or 42 and if you are trying to tell me this woman is larger than me then we both need our eyes checked.
Tell me how you can put up this blog post and not think it affects how women see their bodies? How is this better than a trashy magazine that Photoshops their size 0 models?!
I avoid those magazines because they contain negative and impossible to achieve body images, they make me sad and hate my body.
Instead I look to the sewing community for my inspiration and positive body affirmations. I also come here (although less and less often now!) for inspiration, not blog posts that show (what I think) a size 36 model wearing size 44 (but probably not) clothing labelled " plus" sized
I’m sorry, this post is probably a ramble but I am truly furious. You do a few things that irk me and I feel you ignore your community but this is just the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen on this quality decreasing site and I hope you get a huge amount of backlash because this is unacceptable.
Now, I don’t expect to ever see you respond to this or the many comments on the blog post so go on, surprise me!
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