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Four years ago I took my wardrobe into my own hands and I haven’t looked back since. And now I’m working to share more about my journey in plus-size sewing with you. Join my newsletter list and keep up with what’s hot in sewing.

Hi there! I’m a plus-sized sewist dedicated to creating a super dope wardrobe for my family and I one piece at a time.

Pattern Tests

Pattern testing has really gotten me sewing way more than I would have. Check out some of my recent pieces that I’ve tested here!

Pattern Hacks

Sure, following directions is cool but you know what’s even better? Hacking a pattern to be something unique and that fits your style!

Fabric Love

I didn’t know this until after I really got into sewing but buying fabric is a separate hobby! Here I share some of my faves and lessons.
Sunday Lately:: Week 001-2019

Sunday Lately:: Week 001-2019

I can't believe how long it's been since I've written over here!!! Not writing isn't for a lack of pieces or information to share either! At the end of last year I was a sewing and working fool and just didn't have time to document all the things that I wanted...

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It’s Story Time! Why I Sew.

It’s Story Time! Why I Sew.

Hey friends! In case you missed it, my name is Aaronica and I'm a plus sized sewist living in Atlanta. It's taken me about 3 years to finally accept that I am indeed a seamstress and sewist (the new age term) but now I almost fully embrace it.  A Little Bit Of...

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Hello there!

My name is Aaronica and I'm the sewist behind The Needle and the Belle. I started sewing when I was 13 and then fell back in love with sewing through PDF patterns. I now document my pieces I make here!

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