A much shorter exposition for Week Four of Slow Fashion October. This week is a bit hectic but I so want to complete the thought process of this month long meditation. This week’s theme is Known Origins: Good (especially good and affordable) sources of yarn and fabric with traceable origins. And for the things we … More Wardrobe Lineage.
**Long post alert** The conversation topic for Week Three of Slow Fashion October is Homemade. Check out Karen’s lovely post about why she makes her own clothes. It’s amazing how thinking and writing about something even for a very short amount of time can alter or redirect your thinking. Before I get into answering the … More Homemade handmaiden.
Take my temperature people, I mustn’t be feeling myself because here comes another skirt. I am so happy with how this skirt came together. I had a dream, and it was realised. In the #gfh16 I scored about 6 metres of royal blue corduroy. Quite narrow, but a large quantity. Then I had a hankering … More Nostalgia value.
As part of Slow Fashion October, there are weekly provocations to consider that I am really enjoying. Week Two is ‘Long Worn’. How can we make the most of the clothes already on the planet — from taking care of and mending and wearing things longer, to thrifting, swapping, heirlooms, hand-me-downs, alterations and refashioning. I was sure … More Long Worn, Love Lorn.
I finished another Lottie over the weekend. It was not on my list of upcoming makes but I have wanted a white shirt for the longest time. And for some reason I had a block about making one. It’s made from what appears to be an old sheet. I bought it as ‘fabric’ from the … More Queue Jumper: Another Lottie.
Even though this seems to primarily be happening on Instagram, this is something I am really passionate about so I thought I’d join in. Slow Fashion October is being hosted by Karen Templer at Fringe Association and this is the manifesto: A celebration of the small-batch, handmade, second-hand, well-loved, long-worn, known-origins wardrobe. Yes! Yes to … More Slow Fashion October
I won this pattern during Indie Pattern Month over at The Monthly Stitch. As my *ahem* regular readers will know, pants are my jam. In fact very few skirts feature on my blog, or in my weekly wardrobe. It was a move out of my comfort zone but I did like this pattern, and do … More Alberta has a checkered past.