Happy Fashion Revolution week, makers! I am taking some time this week to think about my fashion habits and their impact on the world. How can I improve my sewing practice to waste less and recycle more? Where is the balance between having fun with clothes and style and a minimalist wardrobe of practical, functional pieces? Can I truly participate in slow fashion at the rate I sew and produce garments? While making your own clothes is a great step forward, where does the fabric come from? With all these questions comes some strong feelings of guilt and shame, and that is OK.There are still so many questions that need to be answered, but first, we have to ask them, and that is what Fashion Revolution week is all about. Encouraging an open discussion about the fashion industry to get answers to our questions.
News (clockwise from top left)
In The Folds released the Collins Top (I’ve already made one and I love it!).
Grainline Studio released expansion packs for the Lark Tee, including a dress expansion and a cardigan expansion.
Sew Over It released the Eve Dress, a new printed pattern.
Tessuti released Bella, a woven long sleeved dress.
It’s fashion revolution week! Find out how you can join in on Instagram by visiting In The Folds. For more information about this week and how we can make changes in the fast fashion industry, visit the Fashion Revolution Website.
I love these tencel Chi-town Chinos from Dandelion Drift.
A beautiful floral Alex dress from The Petite Passions.
This Reeta Shirtdress from Life in a Mads House is awesome.
How pretty is the tassel zip on this Acton Dress from Stitch Study.
Lori’s off-the-shoulder Mimi G top is amazing.
Amanda is looking chic in her latest dress.
This Kelly Anorak by Rage against the Sewing Machine is incredible.
Hey June’s Lodo dress is my favorite version I’ve seen so far!
Pattern and Branch made the Jutland Pants for herself and they look soooo comfy.
This York Cape from Sewn By Elizabeth is super pretty.
I love looking at the same pattern made in many fabrics, don’t you? What a difference the fabric can make! Check out this Linden comparison from Hello Holli for Imagine Gnats!