January Production Memo: Basic Body Measurements.
The holidays are over, and it’s time to commit to sewing, mending and fastening all the cloths in your closet that don’t fit any more. All shapes and sizes are beautiful and if you know your measurements you will know your body better, and how to make adjustments for perfect fit!
Waist to floor – skirt length
So come together, to measure, fit and alter!
Become a chapter of one, and use the blog to see instructions, or check out the following chapters for meeting information.
Chapters will be meeting at the following locations:
Third Sunday of the Month, 4-6:30 pm.
355 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Third Sunday of the Month, 12 – 4 PM,
6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL
Los Angeles Chapter –
Sunday January 24, 3-7 PM, meets at Andrea’s. Please email for address, directions and to secure a parking pass.
Lancaster PA Chapter –
Santa Rosa Chapter
Thursday January 14, 6-8 pm,
Village Sewing, 210 Goddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA.
For National updates – https://sewingrebellion.wordpress.com
The Sewing Rebellion furthers the emancipation from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories! Instigated by Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist. Frau Fiber and / or regional chapter organizers distribute their knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.
Bring garments to swap, mend, alter and remake and sewing problems, which need solutions, materials to share and if you have it a sewing machine.
Instructions on hand:
sew a button
make a mend
thread a needle
turn and roll hem
Penny Pinching Coin Purse
East German Shopping Bag
tablecloth circle skirt
Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry.
The Sewing Rebellion is a free workshop, which began @ Mess Hall, in Chicago Fall of 2006. It was hosted at Mess Hall for one year, before becoming itinerant in May 2007. The Sewing Rebellion has been held @ Fancy Tiger, Denver CO, Recycle for the Arts, New Orleans, LA, The Smockshop, LA CA and the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI.