There was some great discussion and eats to be had. We enjoyed the brunchluck and started in on demos. We covered a lot of ground and thanks to Kate bringing in her dress pattern to work on, we went over the parts of a pattern and how to make darts.
We had some great instructions drawn up by Frau Fiber to get us started threading our needles and getting our buttons sewn back on.
We covered mending techniques: Mending holes with patches
holes in sweater fabric:
And how to sew up stretched out button holes (I know I’m happy to have my favorite sweater back in working order!)
This first meeting was such a great success. We brain stormed for future meetings and had a great time in general.
Next time we are going to take some of our favorite beat up shirts, take them apart the rest of the way, and draft up a pattern for them so we can make more + some great tote patterns provided by Frau Fiber!
I’ll post again soon about the upcoming meeting with more details! See you then!