We are all seeing a movement called “Mindful Clothing.” The trend is popping up everywhere again. It’s a few things, fixing and mending what you own, buying handmade clothing, buying vintage, up-cycling and staying away from fast fashion. In the 1940s there was the “Make do and Mend” movement, a time heavily influenced by WWII […]
Warning, these one yard – almost zero waste garments, are not in the order I made them. Naturally, I chose the hardest first, which was a big mistake. I don’t want that to happen to you. I am releasing them in the order of easiest construction to the most challenging, pants. Part one last week was […]
Wait until you see how easy this is! Once that’s done, I will talk more about zero waste dress design and what inspired me.
Have you ever wished one of your garments was just a slightly different color or perhaps a shade darker? I may have the answer for you – tea staining. I suggest testing […]
I am about to blow your mind with this simple and glamorous dress. Most garments are made up of shapes. This 1930s gown looks like a fancy Bohemian wedding dress although it’s really made up of one tube, one rectangle and two circle shapes.
The Shapes. I like to start with cutting out everything larger. […]
Have you ever seen a pattern cover or dress, fell in love with it, only to buy it and realize it was something you would never wear? We have all been there. I bought hundreds of patterns on those 99 cent sales before I realized what my personal style was. I bought his floor length 1912 […]
Do you have a lot of awesome small yardage of vintage fabrics that are not enough to make an entire dress out of but want to make a dress with? Here is something I did that came out great.\n\nDig into grandma’s stash and color coordinate your pieces. Then find any pattern with many little pieces like […]
Twice a year Clash Dayton a small but mighty shop in the Oregon District puts on a big fashion show. Every fall and spring we gear up for this amazing event. This was my 6th year participating in the show.
I have made so many friends, memories and connections at the Clash fashion show that […]
It all started when I had two 1.5 yard pieces of Cotton and Steel’s Tokyo Train Ride. After some thought and measuring I realized the Colette Patterns Parfait dress would […]