I’m starting my exploration of fast fashion issues with dyeing. I got interested in this after spending a lot of time using dyes during my Textiles Degree. Latterly using locally available materials rather than commercial dyes and working out how to fix them to wool without the use of harmful substances. Today I will look … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 1 of 3
Just wanted to tell you about the Eco-print workshop I am running at Cleethorpes in November. I can deliver this to groups in other areas, it would make a lovely Hen Party activity. The prints vary during the year depending on what leaves and flowers are available to print with. Crafts @ Arts Meridian: … More Eco-Print Workshop
After a year of no new clothes (well almost), it is time to re-assess what’s is in my wardrobe. I am no longer a student and need to think about how my wardrobe now works for me, as a small business owner. I have spent the last 3 years in college, often dressed for messy … More A New Career = A Fresh Look at my Autumn Wardrobe
Studying my Textiles Degree has made me need to find a way to challenge the paradigm of Fast Fashion, or perhaps it should be called industrial fashion. Talking about it on the blog seems best way for me to start. This year I want to explore the issues, and there are many, and they are … More My Plan for a New Blogging Year
Since getting green acrylic paint on my poor jeans, I’ve been thinking about the need for a new pair. The old ones were £3.50 from the charity shop, I altered them at the waist to fit, they were ‘ok’ but not really nice ‘joy sparking’ jeans. Then on a visit to Poorboy, Vintage Boutique in … More New Jeans!
These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale. They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib. They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts
I bought this pair of Monsoon wide leg linen trousers for £1. They fit me, but the button details were a bit chunky for me and the legs rather wide. I removed the buttons, cut off the tab at the back, and took in the side seams using an old pair of trousers (the ones … More Quick Trouser Alteration