Some photos from last night's Garment Maintenance for Guys.
A couple of the gentlemen grew up in countries where custom sewing has been a way of life for centuries. Yet with the mass production of clothing in factories, they report the tradition is fading rapidly. Jonathan said that in Bangladesh, his country of origin, the change has taken place at hyper-speed; within the last ten years households have ceased to sew garments for all the members of the family.
Here are the guys, having taken up a needle and thread for the first time, learning to sew on buttons. The workshop covered a lot of ground! The gentlemen were already resembling tailors by the evening's end.