Jonas the Tailor

In news on 2010/08/22 at 22:26

Jonas La Baze, began sewing at fifteen, and he has become a master craftsperson over the years!  I have learned to respect his tailoring skills, and each day we have our discussions on which to use, Frau Fiber’s intentional sloppy techniques, or Jonas’s perfectly tailored.  Made in Haiti garments are starting to have a balance of both.  Today, Jonas taught me a new method for binding arm and necklines.  I’ve been sewing sense I was 9 years old and have always struggled with bindings, mine are forever crooked, but I have learned to just go with it, hoping one day it would be perfected.  Binding is a cleaner, higher end version of facing we use it often in Made in Haiti garments. I’ve been watching Jonas perform this sewing magic for a few days now  I will be sharing his trick in the September Sewing Rebellion,

Page from Jonas pattern making notebook.


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