Care and Consideration for those with special needs.
I am aware that some people need particularly sensitive alterations
to their clothing in order to make their lives easier and more
I recently visited a very good friend that I have known for a number
of years and after taking about things in general, we talked about
my work. He was very interested as he has been in a wheelchair for
quite a number of years and always had problems with clothing. He
explained to me that he had bought a new jacket but, although it
kept him warm, it was most awkward to wear. As he explained to me,
he didnít need the length in the back of the jacket as the chair
provided him with the warmth he need in cold weather. He gave me a
few suggestions and the result is as you can see in the photo.
(Click Here to see this and other examples of
my work) I cut out a horseshoe in the back, took in the side
seams and narrowed the shoulders off. Another problem he has is
that one arm is longer than the other, so the sleeves needed
altering. I was able to carry out this task quite easily and
replaced the corded cuff so the finished jacket looks good and fits
Another challenge that I enjoyed!