I’m teaching a new class tomorrow at Spool and Spindle in Waterloo, Ontario, which we’re calling “More Than A T-Shirt”! Students are invited to bring their favourite t-shirt pattern, and we’ll spend 2 hours adjusting their pattern into whatever “hacks” they want!
This is my favourite part of sewing – taking a pattern that fits and riffing on it to make something new. I’m spending time today on my handout, which gives people a quick overview of a bunch of hacks, like cardigans, dresses, tunics, tanks, colour-blocking and so on. What makes it fun as a teacher is that I have NO IDEA what people might ask for – here’s hoping years of sewing and reading blogs has prepared me for anything and everything!
(Here’s a peek at some of my earliest t-shirt hacks, using the trusty Renfrew pattern! Remember back in 2012 when there were just a few indie patterns to choose from?)
So if you are in Southern Ontario, please come join us tomorrow! In the mean time, I’m debating snuggling on the couch during our first snowfall, putting up the Christmas tree to motivate myself to sew some holiday gifts, and sewing myself a new t-shirt hack to wear tomorrow! Of course I *could* do all three, if I just stopped typing?