Friday, 1 February 2013
Refashion Friday: Refashion with 'So, Zo'
If you are interested in revving up your clothing selection but have not the cash and/or inclination to buy some new garments, perhaps it's time you got refashioning your existing items! However, sometimes it can take a second pair of eyes to help you to see the refashioning/reworking potential in a garment. So, if you happen to be based in South East UK, why not come to my second 'Rework Your Wardrobe' session at Super+Super HQ in Brighton on Sunday 24th March?!
The first session at S+S HQ takes place this Sunday, but has sold out, however I hope they will be monthly going forwards. The sessions are simple and work like this: you just need to bring a bag full of garments to fix, fit or rework, we provide all the equipment you will need. However, if your garment had a broken zip, you will need to bring a replacement that I can help you insert.
We will start the session by taking a look at what everyone has brought and having a brief chat about each garment to establish what needs to be done to bring them back to life. I will then assist you to fix/fit//rework as many garments as possible within the session. Remember, you can also transform charity shop or vintage finds.
The skills, techniques and approaches you will learn will obviously depend on what your garments require, but they may include:
• Hemming trousers and skirts
• Fixing rips, tears and holes
• Reshaping for a more flattering fit
• Inserting a new zip
• Shortening hems or sleeves for a new look
• Adding appliqués for decoration or to hide stains or rips
• Plus many others!
All skill levels are welcome. Previous sewing machine experience is helpful but not essential. If you are not sure if this session is for you, feel free to email me (sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com). Otherwise, you can buy your ticket below! Simples.