Proud to be Pear Shaped: Sewing World Magazine!

I’m so excited to share this with you guys. Sewaholic Patterns is featured in Sewing World Magazine! It’s the June 2011 issue, and there’s a three-page article about Sewaholic Patterns and a little interview with me!

I love the title too: proud to be pear shaped! I certainly am!

So exciting! I waited this long to mention it because I was waiting for my local bookstore to get the magazine in, and that was around the time of the postal strike! I’ve checked a few times but they never got the June issue in stock. So I ordered a copy online from the UK. And now I have it in my hands, in real life! It’s so amazing to see Sewaholic Patterns in a sewing magazine!

The article is written by Alice from Backstitch, an online shop in the UK that also stocks Sewaholic Patterns! I’d love to scan the article and share it here but I feel like that might be against the rules. If you’re curious about the interview, it’s posted on the Backstitch blog here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Thanks to Alice from Backstitch, for featuring me and my patterns! It’s super exciting to see my work in print, and it’s awesome that Sewing World featured a brand-new Canadian pattern designer in their magazine! I am jumping for joy!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and happy sewing!


59 Responses to Proud to be Pear Shaped: Sewing World Magazine!

  1. Seraphinalina September 30, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    Congratulations! How absolutely fantastic. You deserve every bit of the recognition (and sales that will hopefully go with this exposure).

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      @Seraphinalina: Thanks so much!

  2. Amanda September 30, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Congrats, Tasia! I would be jumping for joy too!!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:13 am #

      @Amanda: Thank you!

  3. Funnygrrl September 30, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Way to go! That is so exciting. You should be very proud of yourself.
    Wonder if I can find the magazine in my part of Canada…

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      @Funnygrrl: Maybe! It was supposed to arrive at my local Chapters but they never got it in. (They might by now, but I’d already ordered my copy from the UK..) Thank you!

  4. Kristen September 30, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Congratulations! That is really great, and you look lovely of course!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      @Kristen: Thank you!

  5. Helena September 30, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Congratulations! You deserve it!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      @Helena: Thanks!

  6. Kerry September 30, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Congratulations! It must be exciting to see all your hard work celebrated in print.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      @Kerry: It certainly is! It’s so cool to see things I said and photos of things I made printed up in a magazine. Thanks so much!

  7. Jessica September 30, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Congratulations. That is really cool. Is this magazine being sold in Ontario? Also I’d love to get my hands on some of your patterns? Always looking for unique designs and patterns.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:17 am #

      @Jessica: Thank you! Chapters usually carries Sewing World but my local one never got this issue in. If you have Chapters out there or a magazine store that carries international and specialty magazines then you might be able to find it!
      Patterns are here! :)
      So far they’re not in any Ontario stores but you can buy them online.

  8. Carol Tiffin James September 30, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    How wonderful! Kudos!

  9. Kathy September 30, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Wow!! That’s really great!! Congratulations!!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      @Kathy: Thank you!

  10. Lauren September 30, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    hey, that is super awesome! congratulations!! glad to see you getting some recognition off the blogs :)

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:19 am #

      @Lauren: Thanks so much! It’s so exciting to be featured in print! :)

  11. Zilredloh September 30, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    YAY! You’re extra-famous now! Mega Congrats! :)

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      @Zilredloh: Thanks! I don’t know about extra-famous but it sure is cool to be a Canadian, featured in a UK magazine!

  12. Sam in Texas September 30, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Congratulations! Your company is set to have a very bright future.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      @Sam in Texas: Thanks! I I hope you’re right, I’m excited to see what the future holds!

  13. Nona Schaler September 30, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Way to go! You are an amazing young woman! I have told so many people about you… Celebrate doing what you love!!!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      @Nona Schaler: Thanks! I am really lucky to be able to do something I love every day, that’s for sure!

  14. The Slapdash Sewist September 30, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    I love the title! Congratulations on the spread, it looks great.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      @The Slapdash Sewist: I love the title too – it was a surprise to me and I think it’s exactly right!

  15. barry September 30, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    In such a short time you have moved forward so much!! Awesome recognition … you deserve it!!!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      @barry: Aw, thank you! Hard to believe it’s been less than a year since I started the pattern line.

  16. Valerie September 30, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Super exciting – congratulations!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      @Valerie: Thanks!

  17. Laura September 30, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    How exciting! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing all the new patterns you create.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      @Laura: Thank you! I can’t wait to get more patterns printed and released, too!~

  18. Dei September 30, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Fantastic! You deserve the attention. Your hard work and willingness to share your knowledge should win your many more magazine articles.

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      @Dei: Thanks so much! That’s so nice of you to say. I love sharing sewing knowledge – it’s awesome to see people pumped up to sew and realize they can do it, too! Even scary things like coats! :)

  19. Sewingdina September 30, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    How fantastiic Tasia. Well done!

    • Tasia September 30, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      @Sewingdina: Thanks so much!

  20. Corinne September 30, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    When all this started I said to my family…”she will make it, she has the passion.” I love being right! Best of everything to you as always.

  21. Lizzy September 30, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    WOW!! Congratulations!!! I wonder if when you started your blog, you thought how far you will go/be (sorry, remember english is not my native language and sometimes it is hard for me to use the correct word).

    I admire you, you really put pashion in what you do, it was a hobby and now it is your life, and always it is great to work in something you really love and enjoy.

  22. Emer September 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Congratulations you deserve it.

  23. SabineC September 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I just read the entire interview and found it quite an eye-opener!
    Firstly, it pointed me to a really nice online fabric-and-patttern store in the UK, which makes it so much easier for me (living in Europe) to order things from as I avoid custom taxes etc.
    And secondly… I discovered that you design the patterns with the “pear shaped body” in mind! YAY! Being very pearish (85-74-104 in centimeters…) I find clothes-shopping very hard, but sewing your own clothes is not so much easier either. Especially in the fitted dress/skirt/pant department. Usually, I have to go through three different sizes for bust, waist and hips, with waist and hips at least two sizes apart.
    So I checked out the Sewaholic patterns and found that I can actually stay within one size! I meane: ONE size! amazing! (terribly helpful too that you add the finished body measurements, that way you have an idea of the amount of ease throughout and make an even better decision about which size to choose.)

    Tasia, I think you have convinced me: I will place my Sewaholic order some time next week and in the mean time… Could I ask whether you have a pant pattern in the pipeline? If I could sew that one within one size and make it fit around the hips *without* having it gaping inches and inches at the waist…. That would certainly be a dream come true!

  24. Alessa September 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Wow, congrats! That sounds like an amazing article!

  25. Susan - Knitters Delight September 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    How fabulous is that??!!! Congratulations.

  26. scuffsan September 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Congratulations! That is just awesome!

  27. Beverly McCall September 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Very nice. Congratulations on this accomplishment. I know I just discovered your site, works and creativity recently, but, I am proud to know you and am not surprised with your accomplishing this milestone. Great going.

  28. Ashlee October 1, 2011 at 3:25 am #

    Congratulations! That is so exciting for you. And completely inspiring for everyone else! :) Keep it up, you rock.

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  30. Amy October 1, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Congratulations Tasia! You deserve the recognition. Your patterns are wonderful, even if you’re not pear shaped!

  31. mahaila October 1, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Congrats! This is ssoooo exciting. The article looks amazing and this mag sounds GREAT!

  32. Sue October 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi Tasia, I am a regular subscriber to Sewing World and since reading your article in June I have been following your posts. I was a lapsed sewer and I have been totally inspired by following you on the website!! I am now sewing on a regular basis. Your tutorials are spot on! Especially the Hand picked zipper article. It is now my favourite method! Your enthusiasm is infectious; long may it continue. Wishing you all the very best for your business enterprise, you have worked very hard and deserve every success! Sue

  33. Tracey October 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Congratulations!! That is really awesome!

  34. Ellie October 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    Congrats Tasia!! That is so great!!!! Wishing you much continued success!!!!

  35. Carla October 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Congrats to you Tasia!!! And it’s just the beginning….

  36. Karin October 2, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Wow! Well done you! You look fab in the mag; can’t wait to see what you do next :-)

  37. Rhonda October 2, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy your success.

  38. Casey October 3, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    Wow–what great news for you, Tasia!!! Congratulations! :)

  39. Tilly October 5, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Oh wow! Congratulations Tasia! You must be so excited. I’ll look out for it in the newsagent… x

  40. Mary October 17, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    Have you ever thought about a beginners knitting pattern? For true beginners, who don’t even know what kind of supplies to buy.
    Just a thought.
    Mary in Thailand