#SustainableStyle #FashionRevolution #EcoChic #UpcycledFashion #CircularFashion #EthicalClothing #GreenFashion #ConsciousConsumption #SlowFashion #ReuseRevolution #EnvironmentalFashion #VintageVibes #SecondhandStyle #ZeroWasteWardrobe #FashionWithPurpose
Thought I'd ask around here as well:
Do you have any suggestions for beginner friendly #sewing patterns for tops? I want to make some of my own clothes, already accumulated a fabric stash but can't seem to find the right patterns to get started.
Most of my fabrics that I have are woven, but there are 1 or 2 jerseys as well. Indie patterns are preferred, but suggestions for commercial ones or books are welcome too
Žēl, ka Eiropa izkrita LoL, mazāka interese skatīties ceturdaļfinālu. Toties tad mazāk žēl kaut ko palaist garām, un var bišķi patamborēt. Ielāpiņi (LoLāpiņi XD) mīļai jaciņai. Pēc un pirms. #SlowFashion
I added three more tshirts to the line up. There's a couple more brewing in my noggin before update the shop. These shirts are some of my zaniest!
I got this clothes rack for $3 at the op shop. Pretty stoked with myself! My living room now has a semi permanent cutting table, piles of fabric and now a clothes rack. Architectural Digest youll have to push back my house tour.
Heute und morgen ist in #ehrenfeld der Markt für gutes Leben, mit vielen kleinen Händlern, Shops und nachhaltige Produkte (https://marktfuergutesleben.de/).
@Schattenmuse ist dort auch mit ihren liebevoll gestalteten Produkten vertreten (HTTPS://www.kaleidosrobe.de) Kommt doch mal vorbei und schaut euch alles an 😊
Mina Le dropped another banger y'all
I'm a huge advocate for slow fashion, natural/lower-impact fibers, and investment pieces whenever viable, and she offers advice on how and where to shop for a quality, long-lasting sweater!
Her newsletter is great and chock-full of events for #mending, learning to sew, and a workshop on consent and clothing: https://preview.mailerlite.io/emails/webview/531792/102290806625272998
I made a tailor's ham and spouse knocked me up a simple clapper. I'm attempting my first coat and it's true - proper pressing makes so much difference!
It's taken two days just to cut the fabric!
I make accessories out of reclaimed fabric and yarn, textiles that have been diverted from landfill. I'm considering a big move out of my very small home space and into a studio. All sales are going towards funding this move! I've got to save up for insurances, bond, furniture and all the stuff I haven't even considered yet.
If you have a gap in your wardrobe for handmade, slow fashion and accessories do check out my shop and pass it on to your friends and family!
Help me save more perfectly good textiles from landfill!
Also today, tried to get some product shots but my backdrop was misbehaving and I lost the light, so I'm gonna be trying that again tomorrow. However, figured I'd throw a couple up here, because I dunno, it's fun to post pics, even when they're terrible.
Here are a couple of the floaty summer tops I've been making and when I can get some decent pics I'll be putting them on my felt shop.
Depuis hier (quand j'ai commencé a coudre une chemise en lin a la main avec du fil de lin) j'ai fabriqué un coussin de repassage pour tendre le tissus et soulager ma main droite, un dés à coudre en cuir pour pousser l'aiguille et un anneau en cuir pour tendre le fil !
je crois que j'aime beaucoup la couture a la main, même si c'est plus long, mais c'est temps mieux, j'avais l'impression de faire de la fast fashion avec mon rythme de couture de vêtements ^^' (j'ai jamais eu autant de nouveaux vêtements en aussi peu de temps que depuis que je les fais moi même)
#couture #sewing #SlowFashion #lin #linen #PirateShirt
Feeling punny today? The winner of the vote for today’s North Delta Doodle Day was “pumpkin,” so naturally I had to make a Pumpkin Patch to fix a shirt.
An exception portfolio project: announcing http://KleiderOrdnung.Berlin, a beautiful website for Tina Steinke's sustainable fashion consulting services
#showdev #webdev #perfmatters #a11y #css #fashion #slowfashion #berlin #wordpressdeveloper #webdevelopment
My spouse Ruby has had a great start to her new business as a tailor, patternmaker, and sewing teacher!
Read her latest newsletter to see her upcoming class and event schedule: https://preview.mailerlite.io/emails/webview/531792/100391141992564261
Another project finished - a pair of socks I started in May, I think. No fancy sock blockers for the picture as I'm away from home.
They're mostly plain vanilla socks in a rather large men's size. The fancy thing is that I added a simple knit-purl-pattern on top outside quarter and mirrored it to create matching socks. Just enough to keep me a bit entertained. No effort to match the colors was made.
I always struggled #sewing necklines but today I knocked up a muslin from some old Ikea curtains and a free pattern
I also practiced stripe matching and dis my first French seams. French seams are AWESOME! So tidy, so pretty! French seams on everything from now on. My #meMade wardrobe of #slowFashion is coming along nicely.
Looking for feedback and ideas. I’m experimenting with making some #slowfashion clothing patches with my hand-carved stamp designs. Would you buy something like this to repair your clothes? Why or why not? What details (colors, designs, fabrics…) would you want? Iron-on or stitched? How much would you expect to pay? Any feedback welcome.
P.S. thanks for any reshares to help me reach a larger sample size of feedback 😊
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐒𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭
Discover the harmful effects of fast fashion on the environment & society. Learn how the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world and what we can do to reduce its impact...
#sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #slowfashion #fashionrevolution #ecofashion #consciousfashion #sustainability #environment #socialimpact #climatechange #wifd #fashioninstitute #fashiondesign #kozhikode #calicut
All the fabric I use is from vintage collections, destashes, remnants and other second hand textile sources like clothing. I'm usually able to cut around flaws but sometimes they sneak in! In the case of this hat, the upholstery fabric unravelled quickly once it was cut and as a result some fibres weren't caught in the seams.
I could have consigned this hat to the bin - and a manufacturer may well have simply thrown it away. I want to draw attention to textile waste so it'd be hugely hypocritical of me to cast a hat aside when some simple mending could make it wearable and actually even more interesting.
Visible mending can be so gorgeous! I got a book out of the library the other week and did a bit of weaving to enclose the loose fibres and strengthen the area.
I hope someone will love this hat enough to adopt it and build fabulous outfits around it.
It's very fine yarn, worked with 2.5 mm needles. But I'm rather close, the divide for the armholes is done and I'm close to the front neck line. Then the back and closing the shoulders.
As we're getting another week of summer weather I'm motivated to finish so I can wear it at least once this year.
@sinituulia YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think about this (no exaggeration) every day 🙏🏽👗👚👘🥻🦺😍🙌🏽💖
#TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised #JustSayNo [to] #FastFashion [& 'Heck yeah' to] #SlowFashion #fashion #style #vintage #VintageStyleNotVintageValues #equality #equity #parity #empowerment #awareness #knowledge #education
This is such a cool story; a woman wore the same dress for 100 days in a row and nobody noticed: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-08-28/100-day-dress-challenge-bass-coast-sustainability/102759214
I've just launched round 2 of my boxy tees on https://www.fancyladyindustries.com
I've also listed the crocheted headbands I've been making!
Almost all the materials used in the Slop Shop range are diverted from landfill. Textile waste is a ginormous problem and making considered choices by reducing, reusing and recycling are all incredibly important. Also let's take down fast fashion.
I'm not much into #sewing, but some of these projects look fairly easy to me. But me not knowing much might make me underestimate what problems could arise.
Atacac Sharewear – Free patterns for everyone. – atacac
Kleiner Bericht vom NDR
Da entstehen tolle Sachen, vor allem das Leder fand ich interessant.
Traditionelle Stoffherstellung in der Bergedorfer Webmanufaktur
A new #knitting pattern is available - the "Seaberry Stole".
A large stole, inspired by a shrub that grows along the Baltic Coast.
It's free and a relatively easy knit (I think) - the lace pattern comes in chart and written out form.
It's also available on ko-fi
#Upcycling. #SlowFashion I have old #jackets that no longer fit me at the arms and in the broader shoulders (muscles are apparently not intended for women). I didn't want to give away this piece of pure #linen.
What happens if I radically cut out the too-tight ugly sleeves? It changes! Fits, except at the waist. A simple trick: I remove the buttons. And close it with a single beautiful button that sits in the place of the left one. I just have to hem the sleeves again, done! #waistcoat @sewing
@knitting My next #SlowFashion project for my #handmade wardrobe will be the #ranunculus by Midori Hirose, which is a sweater or tee knitted from the top down. It is inclusively graded up to a 180 cm/70.75 in finished bust. Here’s the #ravelry link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ranunculus-3
On day 1: I gave up on the fancy but fiddly cast on method and decided it was better to stop on the yoke before I make any more mistakes that I’ll feel compelled to fix so early on in the project.
I have a cream canvas tote bag that I loved-to-yellow over 15 years ago that I've dug out of a box and am attempting to resurrect.
So far I've (1) soaked it with a bit of dr bronner's and (2) sprayed it with a general stain remover then put it on a handwash cycle. It's much better but the worst spots (mostly the handles and top edge) are still not very nice.
Any tips on what to pick up to remove what is probably two years of teenage sweat?
@knitting My next #SlowFashion project for my #handmade wardrobe will be the #UmbriaSummerTop, which is a cardigan knitted from the top down. It is inclusively graded to a 5XL. Here’s the #ravelry link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/umbria-summer-top
This is how much #knitting progress I’ve made on Day 1. I’m hoping to finish this in less than a week to have a second top to take with me on vacation. 🤞🏻
In July, I'll tell you about #plantFibres, the big summer special in our #CulturalHeritage centre and #museum in #Alsace. We watch ancient techniques and rites and learn about modern chances.
Yesterday, I inhaled pounds of #hemp. This rather ugly #plant (yes!😈 ) doesn't reveal at first glance the qualities it has after getting beaten. The dry stems suddenly smell of fruity cucumber salad and show the first soft #fibres. #FibreArts @fibrearts #FiberArts #plantFibers #slowFashion
@FanCityKnits This is such an incredible #CulturalHeritage! Thank you for sharing.
This appreciation and knowledge of the finest raw materials seem to have completely fallen out of time today. Today, the trade would ask: How can I counterfeit this as cheaply as possible as a mass product somewhere? #SlowFashion @knitting @fiberarts @spinning
I forgot to show off the new "brand" for my reclaimed Tshirt project!
A slop shop was a store that sold cheap* ready made garments in the 1800s. These days, "slop" appropriately describes the tonnes of fast fashion that rot in landfill. The industrial revolution really changed our consumption of all things and for the clothing industry it created a capitalist's dream. Billionaire brand owners take advantage of garment workers, who are largely poor, people of colour in the global south.
So being conscious of this, and loving to use a thought provoking phrase or two in my lifetime, I am calling my new project Slop Shop. I'll be using fabric diverted from landfill to create clothing hand made by me. I will prioritise larger sizes for plus size people.
I don't have all the fancy industrial machinery but my garments will be well made and should last for years with proper care.
* Cheap clothing has always equalled cheap human labour. This means people are poorly paid in awful working environments.
#100DaysOfWardrobe my first project is finally done!!!
yarn used: Mauch Chunky by Kraemer Yarns, 100% wool, in 3 colors: Eggplant (reddish purple), Apricot (golden orange) and Sweet Corn (light yellow)
amount of yarn used: 3.5 skeins total: 1 full skein of Eggplant, 1.25 skeins each of Apricot and Sweet Corn (I only had one skein of each to start, so I had to order more partway through)
Hey @sewing, are you interested in #HistoryBounding ? That is, making and wearing clothes in your daily life that are inspired by #HistoricalFashion? If so, please use the hashtag so we can find each other!
Shoutout to @histodons too, especially anyone doing #LivingHistory or #ExperimentalArchaeology, and to anyone interested in #SlowFashion.
but i also love to toot about:
• #cooking, especially #pizza, #baking, and #grilling
• #fashion including #slowfashion, #ootd, #wiwt, #plussize
• #indieweb, #decentralization, and #commons
• incredibly personal stuff (that's what CWs and followers only toots are for)
• dumb #shitposting that perhaps only i find funny
i sometimes crosspost from my personal site. freaks & weirdos welcome. i don't yuck other people's yums but probably am not as interested as you think. be nice.