Tuesday 25 January 2022: Sarah Thomas runs Curvy Pattern Database.
Thursday 27 January 2022: Sarah loves to keep spreadsheets and when she created her sewing pattern database, she was more than happy to share in with the sewing community. She also puts her time into pattern testing as well.
In part 1 of this podcast with Sarah, she introduces her sewing background and then we hear about all the work she puts into the website, The Curvy Pattern Database, as well as the Instagram account Curvy Pattern Database, and the additional time she makes every month to do a monthly round up of patterns available for sewists.
The spreadsheet is a resource she built to use and she shares this with all sewists for free.
Part 2 gives us more details about what Sarah does for the sewing community including pattern testing for a few sewing companies.
As Sarah said ‘#SewingCPD is something that I hope to keep going and this came from the #SewingCPD challenge I hosted in October 2021. I’ve been quiet over on Instagram in the past month just recovering from the Challenge, but it was a great time to see all the inclusive makes that sewists made up in the month of October and some since then! It was also a delight to be able to give away so many prizes – and to have such universal support from pattern designers.’
Make sure you use #SewingCPD so you’re helping Sarah continue to keep the Curvy Pattern Database up to date for all sewists to use. There are over 120 pattern designers who have patterns that qualify for the database and there are over 10,000 patterns to search for a pattern you can use.
The very helpful monthly round up Sarah creates takes her 10 to 15 hours a month to prepare. Yes. She does this for free and for the use of her fellow sewists.