Slow Fashion October 2016- LONG WORN + HANDMADE

I shared my “Introductions” last week for Slow Fashion October so I’m combining weeks two and three here today with LONG-WORN + HANDMADE.  I’m in the middle of a number of different projects.  I’m finishing up my striped Rue dress, I have two Granville Blouses done (but unblogged-one I’ll be adding Sashiko stitching to) and I was …

Slow Fashion October + Work Wardrobe Planning

I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be back working after 8 yrs. as a Stay at Home Mom…I forgot how much I loved it!   I’m working part time at Club Monaco as a Visual/Stock Associate. Before I had kids I was a Visual Merchandising Manager so this is a great …

Top 5 Misses 2015

Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Misses of 2015!  All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about this year’s sewing.  I had very few true Misses.  And quite a few of these looks below were remade or will be reused for new projects.  My best year of productive sewing yet!  Check out my Hits from last week …

Knit + Dye- Slow October’s Chuck Sweater

Here’s Chuck!  My slow, slow, Slow Fashion October knitting and natural dyeing project.  If you followed along last month you saw I chronicled my knitting progress each week but I really wanted to share a full post with all the details.  So here it is! *please note this post contains an affiliate link from which …

Known: Slow Fashion October

It’s the last week of Slow Fashion October and this weeks theme is Known.  Slow fashion to me is about designing and crafting a better life for myself and my family. It’s about creating thoughtfully and carefully. Quality over Quantity. Sourcing has always been the biggest challenge in my home sewing.  How to satisfy my craving to make all the …

Hemp Silk Swing Tank + Slow Fashion October:Worn

I  just made a beautiful self drafted swing tank out of my dyed and undyed hemp silk remnants. Lots of sewing and knitting going on here! The top uses all my leftover hemp silk remnants sewn together on the bias (I had triangular shaped pieces to work with).  I then drafted this tank with my bodice sloper using this Chris …

Loved: Slow Fashion October

It’s been such a nice breather working on my hand-dyed knitted sweater for Slow Fashion October. Working on all the patterns cables takes a bit of concentration but it’s so relaxing.  Almost meditative. My brother just took up knitting too, so I’ve been helping him out a bit via Skype. He just made an awesome shark scarf for one of his nephews and …