What woman hasn’t ever tried on an outfit in her “usual” size and found it doesn’t fit?
Naturally, a custom made pattern guarantees a better fit than buying off the peg.
That is something Janet Strickland, of Spalding’s sewing cafe Sew What, knows a lot about. One of her jobs during her international career in the clothing industry was as a garment technologist, making patterns and grading them to fit all sizes.
Now people can learn how to make their own clothes with classes for all abilities at the sewing cafe.
The first one is on January 14 (6-9pm) and classes cost £20 – more if Janet is providing fabric. Janet buys fabrics from The Sewing Box in Spalding or from Leicester or Nottingham where there is a resurgent fashion industry.
Drop in at the sewing cafe in the South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club house in Spalding or contact Janet on 07799 813007 before classes start to discuss what expert advice you are looking for.