The dedicated labor of the Chicago Chapter of the SR, production report is in:
sock darning – mending and a fabric doll
Finishing and hemming
refashioning and seam ripping
Completing last weeks production
This months meeting of the Chicago chapter, produced two shoe repairs, and the up-cycling of a maxi skirt into a sun dress.
The black patent shoes were too tight in the toes, SR participant cut a peek-a-boo toe using an exacto-knife. She then folded the front uncut edge back onto the inside of the shoe, clamping and gluing it down.
The slingback shoe – The original surface came off and the remaining was scraped off. An alligator fabric was applied with glue and cut where it met the sole with an exacto-knife after it dried. Like new!
The skirt before (pix), it also had a lining (not shown). SR participant turned the skirt inside out (next pix) and liked all the seams showing from all the gored panels once the lining was removed.
Decided to let that be the outside and since the fabric was stretchy, pulled it up over the bust, added straps from the part she cut off at the waist band and created the sun dress.
The Chicagoland Sewing Rebellion has been transplanted to the 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the same location. We thoroughly got our mending needs satisfied! Attached are a few pictures of products accomplished: a chair cushion reupholstered, a top neckline seam-ripped, and some hand-made shoe insoles.
Frau Fiber recieved the following message from the Chicago Chapter Orgnizer:
The G8 has been cancelled for Chicago and relocated to Camp David! Rumor has it a Sewing Rebellion was in the works that may have factored into the President’s decision to retreat to a remote setting.
Chicagoland chapter met a high production output this month of Japanese inspired work. Production was modivated by traditional Japanese music and sewing books, and a Kimono Art book.
Items in process were:
One Participant from Texas who follows the SR.
Conversation and actions of consumption, mending, recycling, and refashioning.
Patches were discussed and ideas about how to wear them were as follows:
Regular meetings will occur monthly, join us for more actions and conversations on Mending and consumption.
Thanks so some wonderful Chicago supports, the Chicago Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion will meet this month.
Sunday March 27, 12-4pm
325 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL
This month instructions are the hoody make-over, bring your machines, thread, zippers, fabrics, old hoody’s and sewing questions for the sewing community to help you solve.
There will be one machine on hand to use, lot’s of table space, and Kids are welcome!