The high fashion industry – it’s just like us. I’m inspired by highest fashion looks, but are big designers furtively keeping tabs on what is happening in the sewing community? I like to think so. Members of the sewing community have long been inspiring each other to use their leftover fabric in creative ways and… Read More #Fashion Industry Does Scrap Busting
If fabrics had feelings, I’ve totally insulted my beloved fabric stash. So why do I seek to re-make already made clothing? There’s that annoying, niggling issue of why remake old clothing when there’s a substantial fabric stash waiting in all its unsewn glory? Let’s move beyond the obvious talking points about ethical, economical, and other… Read More #Earth Month Post #4: What About the Fabric Stash?
Refashioning a cheaply made item goes against my grain, but sometimes it is OK to do so. This is a beach cover up by the Banana Republic brand, bought years ago from the company’s outlet store. I can see why it was in the outlet; can you spot the flaw in this picture? If not,… Read More #Earth Month Post #3: Cheap Fashion Upcycle
Wednesday Edit: Yay! Can include pictures – had to go another way to do it. This was before: (Hi Readers, I apologize for not including photographs of this refashion — because I can’t. Because the blogging software won’t let me. Rather than not post anything, I’ll direct you to my Facebook page where I’m posting… Read More #Earth Month Post #2: Refashioning Silk Jacket
Is it earth month yet? You can disregard that other “foolish” day associated with April 1; let’s celebrate by doing some sewing. In honor of the beginning of earth month, I completed a long ignored UFO (unfinished object). It started out as a “muslin” for a Sewing Workshop pattern, and it turns out that I… Read More #Earth Month 2016 Post 1: “Muslin” Becomes Wearable.