Tuesday10 January 2023: TJ Lee is a regular client of Sewn Adaptive – Lynn and Alex – and he’s given his time to talk about how the work that Lynn and Alex do keeps him wearing the clothes he loves.
As a sewist, we have the skills to tailor and tweak clothes for ourselves and our loved ones.
The work Lynn and Alex have been doing on Instagram that shows how they adapt clothing for people who need their clothes adapted is really appreciated by their clients. TJ is one of their regular clients and this is his story.
He was born and raised in California and TJ was in the dance scene and is now helping dancers with his OT skills. Being able to wear the fashion he wants to wear is made accessible for him through the tailoring Lynn and Alex do for him.
On Instagram there are so many great tutorials that we can access and learn from so we can make these adaptions for people in our communities too.
Here’s a link to the work that Stephanie Thomas does for disability style. This article tells the story of her work. Mindy from Gamut is the other reference TJ mentions for disability fashion.
Here’s a link to the jacket Alex and Lynn adapted a jacket TJ saw in New York. This adaption allows you to hang the jacket on you when you’re not wearing it. This is a great tutorial that any sewist can do!
Make sure you take a look at the original Sewn Adaptive podcast post featuring Lynn and Alex too.