Monday, 7 January 2013

Refashion with 'So, Zo': Rework Your Wardrobe Session

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of the people reading post this will not be interested in taking this class, because you probably already have mad-skillz in this area. But nevertheless, I want to share with you my new Rework Your Wardrobe session/class which will take place in Brighton on Sunday 3rd February because, A) you may know someone who it would appeal to, and B) some peops have expressed an interest in hearing about my self-employed shenanigans and this class is part of that. 

This Rework your Wardrobe session encourages attendees to bring their unloved, unworn, broken or ill-fitting clothes to the session and learn skills and techniques that will bring them back into wardrobe rotation!

The beginning of the New Year can often feel frustrating and miserable. You've spent far too much money over the festive period, plus if you're in the Northern Hemisphere you've got months of grey and chilly weather ahead until Spring shows it's face. You would really like some new clothes in your wardrobe for an injection of new style for the new year, but financially it's just not happening! This session, however, could help you rework and refresh things you already have to bring some much needed fun into your clothing selection. 

Reworking your existing clothes, rather than chucking them away and buying new things, saves you money and has a much smaller environmental impact. Plus, this session can teach new sewing skills and approaches that can be used again and again in the future. We can also rescue charity shop and vintage finds! 

The Rework Your Wardrobe session is simple: 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. 

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
  • Plus many others!
All skill levels are welcome. Previous sewing machine experience is helpful but not essential. 

This session takes place at Super+Super HQ, in Central Brighton, UK. It runs from 10.30 to 13.30 on Sunday 3rd February 2013 and costs £26. If you have any questions and require more specific information, please feel free to email me at: sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com.

If you would like to book a ticket to attend, you can do so very easily below. If you know anyone who this session may appeal to, please send them the link! Thanks lovely peops.


Amanda said...

Sounds like a great idea, will you be running it again as unfortunately I am not able to make that date x

Miriam said...

awesome! living in NZ I will obviously not be able to attend but I love the idea.

ZoSews said...

Awesome idea! Would actually kick me in the bum to mend/alter etc the growing pile in the corner...

Anonymous said...

Oh, once again, how I wish I lived nearer - much as I love the North East! I hope it's a huge success and a lot of fun. I'd love it! Haven't commented for a while, but just getting back into reading some blogs again after second baby! Catherine

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Tilly said...

Wow! Looks like a fabbo workshop, Miss Z. I hate fixing and altering stuff that's in my wardrobe, but I imagine this would be a fun way of getting it done with a load of other people doing the same thing. xx

serendipity said...

wish I were nearer so I could attend, all the best and enjoy yourselves
joan in italy

Unknown said...

having just lost 8o pounds or so and pleged not to buy new cloths,I've been doing a lot of this.A class sounds like lots of fun,I live in hawaii,so I won't beable to attend your ,but it's great idea.

Zoe said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely, supportive comments.

@Amanda, I will definitely be running more of these sessions. If you'd like me to contact you directly about them, please email at sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com. Alternatively, I'll post about it on this blog.

Zoe xxx

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great class! I hope it goes well, and I'm sure it will.

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