Over 90 of you have volunteered to help following my plea this morning.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
We have an initial requirement of 200 gowns, however our funding has far surpassed this target and I am certain we will be making more.
With so many of you willing to help we will hopefully get these all cut and made as quickly as possible.
I have ordered enough fabric to make the first 200 gowns.
Tomorrow I will be checking out the pattern and hopefully the fabric will arrive on Thursday or Friday.
If you have changed your mind - please do let me know - no hard feelings - I will at least know that you're received this communication x
So let's figure out whose doing what!
Many of you have identified through your first email to me where you are able and willing to help.
Apologies that I have to ask again - but the questions are now a bit more detailed so we can find the right person for the right job. If you are willing to do more than one job - please feel free to click on each of the email links
Firstly we need Distributers to deliver fabric & elastic to our Pattern Cutters
We require distributors in all areas!
And collection and delivery to GP surgeries.
Then we need Pattern Cutting Fairies.
The pattern is a series of measurements & pattern layout instructions, that you may either cut from the listed measurements or create your own paper pattern if you find this method easier.
The pattern is made up of 1 x Front, 2 x back, 2 x sleeves, 1 x neck tie, 1 x waist tie
The use of a large table and maybe a rotary cutter & board.
I will also be available for support and will hopefully create a short video too.
Then we need some Sewing Fairies
You will either cut your own pattern pieces or have them delivered from the pattern cutters (or collect)
This is a simple garment and no-one is checking how straight your seams are!
Full making up instructions will be given and hopefully a video too. You will need a sewing machine and although an overlocker is not essential the garments would have a better finish if they are overlocked.
The sleeve cuff needs to be elasticated - this will mean either creating a channel or sewing the elastic straight on to the cuff (whichever is easiest for you).