Archive for February, 2010

Basic Measurements

2010/02/08

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February Production: Bodice sloper front and back

2010/02/08

Come together, to measure, fit and draft!

Continuing on the topic of getting to know your body, this month’s Sewing Rebellion will focus on how to draft a front and back sloper.  A sloper is a pattern of your body, which is then used to create original patterns tailor made for you!

Become a chapter of one, and use the blog to see instructions, or check out the following chapters for meeting information.

http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter-

Third Sunday of the Month, 12 – 4 PM,

Mess Hall,

6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL

http://plus.calendars.net/messhall/d01/04/2009?display=M&style=B&positioning=A

Los Angeles Chapter –

Sunday February 28, 3-7 PM, meets at Danielle. Please email for address, and directions

http://sewingrebellionla.wordpress.com

Lancaster PA Chapter – http://lancastersewingrebellion.blogspot.com/

Santa Rosa Chapter Second Thursday 6-8 pm, 
 Village Sewing, 210 Goddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA.

This month the Santa Rosa chapter will make tablecloth circle skirts.

http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.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:

basic measurements

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.