Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Told You Sew

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Found during last weekend’s dig through your closet looking for something fresh and exciting to wear:

Your (formerly) favorite dress with the broken zipper.
The blouse that goes with everything, but is missing two buttons.
Those black pants that fit perfectly, except for the ripped hem.

An entire swatch of your wardrobe is united by one common thread − the need to be repaired or altered.

 But trips to the tailor, especially for minor fixes like replacing buttons or restitching hems, can leave your wallet looking threadbare.

So, learn to do your own nips and tucks at Izumi Arts sewing classes, taught by former children’s clothing designer Yvonne Chun Izumi. You’ll learn everything from basic repairs and tailoring, to sewing your own pillows and bags, to customizing patterns to make your own one-of-a-kind designs.

Some of Izumi’s students have even gone on to develop their own personal fashion lines or sew their own special occasion dresses.

Maybe it’s time to let out your inner alter ego.

Izumi Arts, 1144 10th Avenue (above Kaimuki Dry Goods), Kaimuki. For more info, call 808.734.2610.

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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