Before you laugh at me for not looking anything like your mental image of a “curvy” woman, let me explain what I mean by “I Am Curvy”. I have a picture of my body in my head. I would bet that you have a picture of your own body in your own head. As a sewist, I know my measurements well and I know a lot more about my own angles and curves than most people who don’t sew. My measurements have changed very little over the last 10 years. What has changed is the angles and curves that underly those measurements.
10 years ago I had a flat stomach. Now it’s got a curve to it. 10 years ago I had a AA cup. Now I have a B cup. I catch myself looking down at myself with some regularity and thinking “Those are breasts. How did they get there?” It’s not that I dislike my body now or then or that I think it was better before or better now. I had the body of a 20 year old and now I have the body of a 30 year old. And I’m pretty stoked to be in my 30’s. I just haven’t quite adjusted the picture of myself in my head from angles to curves.
Do you have a strong picture of yourself in your head? Does it match the picture of yourself in the mirror? Does your knowledge of your body as a sewist affect that picture?
Each week this year I’m going to reflect on an aspect of myself and how it affects me as a sewist, crafter, or blogger. It may get deep, it may get emotional, it may get totally silly. It may be something I’m proud of, it may be something I cringe at, it may be something I aspire to. I may say a lot, I may say a little, I may ask questions, I may not answer them. I don’t quite know where the project will take me, but I’m excited about the journey. I’d be honored to have you join me on this journey. Chime in any time this year in my blog comments, on Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog. Join me in my theme for the week or make up your own.