Garment Rescue 1212

Photo of my jacket hood which was decorative but which is now functional
Sew along with me as I turn pieces languishing in my closet to things that beg to be worn.

Garment Rescue 1212: What Is It?

Like many people, I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I have always liked, but, for one reason or another, never wear.

So this year, instead of another round of clear-out-and-go-shopping, I’m challenging myself to remake the pieces I don’t wear.

One piece per month for all of 2021.

It’s a chance to learn a few new tailoring techniques and to transform unused items into clothing that will, hopefully, become part of the regular rotation.

So join me!

Here are the rescues so far:

January: Decorative Jacket Hood Becomes Functional

February: Bye Bye Batwings

March: A Most Unfortunate Hemline

April: Springtime Sleep Mask


April Rescue: Springtime Sleep Mask

I was going to do a Giant Jammies Makeover for April. But then this month got the best of me. Work piled on, and then I had the Fauci Ouchie. I was all prepared for a raft of Horrible Consequences which thankfully didn’t come, though I did feel rough enough the day after to justify… Continue Reading →

March Rescue: A Most Unfortunate Hemline

Garments should be made to fit the body, not the other way around.  A lot of mass-produced garments aren’t made to fit the body at all, not to mention a diversity of body shapes. Instead, they’re made to fit the needs of a factory to churn things out quickly and cheaply.  Often this means sheath… Continue Reading →

February Rescue: Bye Bye Batwings

Hello, and welcome to the February edition of 1212 Garment Rescue. Today’s rescue is this beautiful green shirt. I bought this shirt at a charity shop because I liked the color and the fabric. Unfortunately, the shape is exactly wrong for…well…most people. Seriously. Batwings don’t even look good on a mannequin. So that had to… Continue Reading →

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