For those of you that love steampunk, check out this Kickstarter to make a calendar that features plus size steampunk models. This is one you fund not just for visibility – but for costumey goodness!
Contribute to the Poppy and Bloom Kickstarter. It runs until December 18th!
- Plus Size Fashion Find of the Day… Prim & Proper Dress in Cobalt From Poppy & Bloom(plus-model-mag.com)
- New Plus Size Designer Collection: Poppy and Bloom(thecurvyfashionista.com)
Learn more on the Appalatch Kickstarter page.
The prospect of Tomboy Tailor’s is exciting and progressive: true, high quality menswear for women of all sizes. Whether worn as a statement of fashion or a statement gender identity (or non-identity) there’s definitely demand for a place that supplies women trousers and suspenders rather than Spanx and skirts.
When DOMA failed a whole world opened up – and it flooded the doors of this shop. The flood became so great that they recently emailed customers with an apology. Between the powerful uptick in demand and trouble with vendors who did not understand the concept of “menswear” (but you’re chicks, right?) they wound up disappointing many customers – especially those who wanted clothing for their weddings.
An email sent to customers on July 14th read: “It has been both a time of celebration and a time of reflection and apology for us at Tomboy Tailors as we realize that because of our growing pains as a startup and delays in production as we iron out our production expectations from vendors (like producing menâ€™s suits rather than womenâ€™s suits when we ask for menâ€™s suits), we have disappointed a good number clients â€“ and in some cases caused a good deal of stress in the week or weeks before weddings because of our production delays.”
Right now, Tomboy Tailor’s has a Kickstarter campaign aimed at improving their men’s shoe collection for women.
Note: While women in the video talk about being smaller sized, initial publicity showed women that qualified as plus size and the nature of tailoring involves fitting the clothing to the person rather than demanding that the person fit the clothing.
Cabiria is doing another round of crowdfunding. $8000 US will pay for patterns, material – and getting there gorgeous collection placed in stores. If you want to see better plus size choices on the market, Kickstarter lets you have a hand in it!
Joy Nash got her funding, thanks to the folks that helped with the Kickstarter campaign!
Joy Nash is producing a one woman play called “My Mobster” and she’s looking for funding to make it happen – you can help. The video gives an update of what she’s up to – she’s gotten a lot of work in the past few years, and let’s help her get more!