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Let's sew together!

May 2024

Kimono-style Cardigan

May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Workshop Lead: Anita Boey

Join us in a new series of sewing workshops this May. Our theme for this month is “Roots”, which encourages us to reflect on our profound connection with diverse origins that shape our identities. Our Lead Artist, Takako Segawa, envisions a metaphorical “tree” which draws strength and substance from its roots, so too can we find resilience and depth by nourishing the essence of who we are.

Sewing Facilitator, Anita Boey, has designed a Kimono-style cardigan, featuring a statement patchwork collar, to tell the story of our varied life experiences that makes us who we are as individuals. Each of us has an intricate tapestry that is unique, and we can proudly wear this on our collars! Join in to create your own customized Kimono-style cardigan. Jamii will provide a selection of fabric for you to choose from, and we also welcome you to bring fabric that means something special to you.

For novice sewers, Shaimaa Yacout, our dedicated Sewing Workshop Assistant, will guide you with the fundamental skills of operating a sewing machine and through the month, you will create your first sewing project!

Let's stitch away our Sundays together in a warm and encouraging atmosphere. By the end of this workshop series, you'll not only have a garment to treasure but also the pride of mastering new sewing skills!

Participants are registering for one-month only, and required to attend all 4 sessions.

Lesson plan:

  1. May 5 – Introduction to the theme of “Roots”, and how it inspired the design of this Kimono with a statement patchwork collar. Participants will choose their fabric, transfer the pattern pieces onto their fabric and cut their fabric.

  2. May 12 – Piecing together fabric to create the statement patchwork collar.

  3. May 19 – Sewing the collar to the bodice of the Kimono.

  4. May 26 – Sewing the sleeves, adding finishing touches to the Kimono, and end with a fashion show!

Photos by Isorine Marc

Anita Boey

Business Professor by day, sewist by night. Anita is a passionate sewist with a deep interest for sustainability and creativity. As an advocate for reducing waste and embracing eco-friendly practices, I utilize rescued materials in my sewing projects. I hope that my sewing serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty that can emerge from diverted waste, while inspiring others to join me in the quest for a more sustainable world, one stitch at a time.

Photo Credit: Unknown

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