Category: <span>Natural Dyeing</span>

Avocado Dyed Shift Dress

This dress has morphed and changed so many times since I started it last year. I wasn’t sure if I was going to share it on the blog- it was damaged the day after I shot these images and is currently unwearable. Luckily I have a few months to figure something out before I can wear this again in Spring. The arm seam tore from too much stress …

Yves Saint Laurent V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste

Since I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent + Halston Exhibit back in February I’ve been dreaming of sewing up a YSL Creation of my own.   I fell for this elegant tunic, sash and slim pant as soon as I saw the line art on the cover of Yves Saint Laurent’s V2180.   I bought this out of print Vogue Paris Original on Etsy from Chloe’s Closet which has a huge selection …

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 if you haven’t already!   So here they are, my Top 5 Misses …

Linen Swing Top

I’m back today with this simple Linen Swing Top made using my Sloper and refashioned from two less than successful makes. The grey stripe voile (given to me by Organic Cottons Plus for review when I made it originally) is from my Bias Layer Dress.  The fit of the grey dress was a bit off in comparison to my blue version.  The dress was just too boxy and the shorter length looked dull. I remade it into another …

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! This is the Chuck Sweater by Andi Satterlund that I found on Ravelry.  I’m late to the game on this one.  I remember …

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 / …

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 …

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