This evening I attended a workshop called ‘Meddle and Make’ at Remode. Remode sounds like such an amazing thing. I’ve included a picture of the ‘About’ page from their leaflet.
I fully recommend checking them out!
I had a lovely evening learning new skills. I took an old jumper along with me. This jumper was way too big for me and had zero shape to it. As well as that I also had a ladder style hole in it.
The thing is though, despite this thing just hanging like a sack on me. It’s a comfy jumper and I like the colour a lot.
So after chatting to the lovely ladies about the jumper, I was advised on wee small changes I could do to make it more flattering. In theory it sounded easy enough but I have next to zero sewing skills!
First I put my jumper on inside out and got it pinned in to shape. Next I was given a small piece of material to practice on. This is the first time I’ve used a sewing machine since high school, like my second year of high school…. so around 2005! I was not convinced that I would be able to do it. Lines were drawn on the material as a guide to practice.
Then I could move on to the jumper! Which was very scary!
So I pulled in a bit on each side to give it a better shape and I fixed it so that the shoulders sit better on my body now. As well as that, I adjusted the length of the arms. That was particularly scary as I was scared I would see the arm holes closed!
I know it doesn’t look like much bit I am very proud of this! It no longer hangs like a sack and I repaired the hole! I can’t wait to keep practicing these new skills!