My friend of 30 years, Tina Wilting, and I have a dream – to recouture beloved garments that languish in closets because they have lost their charm but not their sentiment.
To build our skills, we meet monthly for a sewing bee to recouture our own wardrobes.
Our first bee was in the spring of 2014. The previous spring, Trevor gave me a dressmaker’s form for my birthday that I dubbed Dolly, and she was there to watch our first power-sew. It was dolly who really fired up my creativity and allowed me to envision what might be.
For our first sewing bee of 2015, we invited our friend Jeannie, also our friend of 30 years, to join us.
Jeannie and I had sewed Christmas dressing gowns together in 2013, and her reacquaintance with her sewing machine began then. One year later, her skills had sharpened and she accomplished her first ReCoutures.