Category: <span>Crafts</span>

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 clothes without hurting the environment. Week 5, October 26-31: KNOWN favorite sustainable resources / …

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 White You Tube tutorial for the swing shape.  All the edges are bound with …

Slow Fashion October

It’s October! We’ve already gotten some slightly cooler breezy weather here!  So many great things are going on this month! My son turns 7 tomorrow, I’m planning all our costume sewing for Halloween (my very favorite holiday!) and it’s the start of Slow Fashion October!  I’m a huge proponent of Slow Fashion so I was psyched to find Karen’s of Fringe Association’s plans and prompts for this month.  Week 1’s Theme was You and …

Baby Clothes Memory Quilt and PJ’s for Ami

Oh, the memories!  This was the most fun sewing I’ve had in some time.  Each piece of Ami’s baby quilt is full of joy!  From her Born at Home Onesie (my little HBAC baby!!!) to my own baby dresses this baby quilt reminds me of my sweet little girl’s babyhood!  Plus I had just enough yardage to make Ami matching PJ pants and a headband!  So adorable! I’ve been saving up …

Springtime Chair Covers

We’re getting ready to list our home and I’m frantically working to fix the place up. I’m so excited for our upcoming move to Ft. Lauderdale! We’re updating the bathroom fixtures, I’m in the process of repainting my kitchen cabinets and I have every room in the house patched up and ready for paint touch-ups.  Everything has been scrubbed and thoroughly organized, which is no easy feat with two …

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