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The Rational Dress Society

2015/09/30

The Sewing Rebellion Invites you to
The Rational Dress Society: Make your own JUMPSUIT Workshop
Hosted by ILGWU
322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA
Sunday, October 4, 5-9 PM
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What if you never had to pick out an outfit again?

The Rational Dress Society is pleased to announce our first ever Make-your-own-JUMPSUIT workshop in Long Beach, California! Participants will learn to construct their very own ungendered monogarment using the pattern designed by Rational Dress Society co-founder Abigail Glaum-Lathbury. At the end of the workshop we will throw away all our clothes. Join us, and free yourself from the tyranny of choice!

Participants should bring 3 yards of non stretch fabric.

Space is limited, to sign up for the workshop, please contact fraufiber@gmail.com

Ask Frau Fiber

2014/12/08

The Faux Frau’s asked Frau Fiber how to pattern a circle skirt.  Faux Frau Lauren did a great job of demoing last night and here is an on line instruction on  How to Sew a Circle Skirt

October Production

2011/09/29

 

 

October 2011 Memo to the People:  Be a Rebellion of One!

You don’t have to be a member of a Sewing Rebellion Chapter to rebel against mass production of cheep apparel!  In the quiet of your home, use your skills you might already have.  Pull the dusty sewing machine out of the back of the hall closet; make room for it on your table or desk.  Now sew your Halloween costume this year!  The problems, and mistakes won’t matter; it’s Halloween, your costume is supposed to be scary!

 

Chapter Meetings.

Chapter Meetings.
Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Los Angeles Chapter

DOWNTOWN
Sunday October 9, 1-5 pm. 734 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Use 7th, 8th or 9th street, avoid 6th street. 


WEST SIDE
Sunday October 16, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
TBA

http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.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.

Summer Production

2011/07/04

Continue your efforts to STOP SHOPPING THIS SUMMER!

 

Sewing Rebellion Chapters around the world are going on hiatus during the lazy days of summer.  However, I want you to spend a few hours this summer at your sewing machine!  To encourage this production, I have placed all the Sewing Rebellion instructions as PDF’s on the blog under pages.

 

 

Danke

Frau Fiber

June Production – Pocket Project 1.0

2011/06/10

Chapter Meetings.

Brooklyn Chapter
Mending Circle, June 11 and 12,   Governor’s Island
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Los Angeles Chapter
WEST SIDE
Sunday June 26, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
TBA

http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.com

May 2011 Memo to the People: The Pocket

2011/05/01

Frau Fiber wants you to celebrate International Labour with the pocket!

The Pocket:  an envelope shaped receptacle, fasted to or inserted in an article of clothing to hold items.  Pockets may also be attached to luggage, backpacks and similar items.

Lucky Lucy Lost her pocket,

Kitty Fisher found it,

Not a penny was there in it,

Only ribbon round it.

This is a well-known nursery rhyme.  The rhyme refers to a time when women’s pockets weren’t sewn on the outside or into the seams of their clothes as they are today. Until the middle of the 19th century, pockets for women were a separate item and they were worn tied around with waist with a tie or string.

Simple to construct patch pockets for work and play.

Patch Pocket

Patch Pocket with flap

Patch pocket with pleat

Chapter Meetings.

LONG BEACH
DATE TBA The Vintage Collective, 2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach.  562.433.8699

Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter
TBA – Seeking chapter organizer

Las Vegas Chapter
TBA

Los Angeles Chapter
WEST SIDE
Sunday May 22, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
TBA
http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.com

April Production Memo

2011/04/05

April 2011 Memo to the People:  Trouser MAKE-OVER

Seasonal transitions continue, and once again the zipper finds a solution for cool mornings and warm afternoons.

 

Chapter Meetings.

NEW CHAPTER FORMING

LONG BEACH
Sunday April 24, 6-9 pm, The Vintage Collective, 2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach.  562.433.8699

Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter
TBA – possible Oak Park location  Stay Tuned.

Las Vegas Chapter
TBA

Los Angeles Chapter
WEST SIDE
Sunday April 17, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
Check the blog for updates.
http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.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.

 

 

March Production – Hoody Make-Over

2011/03/03


Chapter Meetings.
Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter
Chicago Chapter the cradle of the Sewing Rebellion is suspended until new Chapter organizer and location is found.  If you are interested please contact Frau Fiber, at fraufiber@gmail.com

Las Vegas Chapter
Friday March 4, 6-10 pm, @ Arts Factory during First Friday http://www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org

Los Angeles Chapter
WEST SIDE
Sunday March 20, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
Check the blog for updates.
http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.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.

February Production: Tools of the Trade

2011/02/01

Save time, avoid the using pins; weight your patterns for cutting with a brick cutting weight!   They can also double as a decorative doorstop.

Chapter Meetings.
Brooklyn Chapter
3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.
http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com

Chicago Chapter
Chicago Chapter the cradle of the sewing rebellion is suspended until new Chapter organizer and location is found.  If you are interested please contact Frau Fiber, at fraufiber@gmail.com

Los Vegas
Inaugural Event Art Walk, Friday February 4.  Frau Fiber will be present with the Bicycled Powered Sewing Machine,

Los Angeles Chapter
WEST SIDE
Sunday February 20, 4-6:30 pm, Hands on 3rd, 8377 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA, 323.655.0515
http://www.handson3rd.com

Santa Rosa Chapter
Santa Rosa Chapter is in transition to a new venue.  Check the blog for updates.
http://sewingrebellionsantarosa.wordpress.com/ or email Bess besslake@aol.com

 


Email Frau Fiber to have a pdf of these instructions mailed to you.  FrauFiber@gmail.com

January Production Memo

2011/01/02

Frau Fiber asks all people to join her in a 2011 resolution to, “USE IT UP!   WEAR IT OUT! AND MAKE IT DO!

She supports your efforts with reissuing the MEND, HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON, CELEBRATE YOUR MEND, APRON SHIRT and T-SHIRT SHOPPING BAG instructions.