Fashion Stories from My Wardrobe

All our clothes carry stories – stories of who made them, who wore them and our memories from when we are wearing them. Today I share with you three short stories from my wardrobe, items with different origins and stories to tell. And I invite you to share a story of a garment you loveContinue reading “Fashion Stories from My Wardrobe”

Understanding Grain Line

One of the most important aspects of sewing and working with fabric and patterns is the grain line.  Grainline is the line that the threads of the fabric run in, and is observed differently in woven and knit fabrics. Fabrics like felt do not have a grain line and can be cut in any directionContinue reading “Understanding Grain Line”

The Politics of Pockets

Did you know that pockets weren’t always common place in clothing, especially in women’s wear?  Now I hear you saying “we still don’t get pockets a lot of the time” and I know! But let me tell you a little history about the humble pocket.  You might not believe it, but the history of pocketsContinue reading “The Politics of Pockets”

How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe

So you’ve set a New Years resolution to buy less fast fashion, to buy pieces that are more sustainable and want to follow in the wise words of Vivienne Westwood “Buy Less, Choose Well & Make It Last” but you don’t even know where to begin.  And whether you’re just starting out, or have beenContinue reading “How to Curate a More Sustainable Wardrobe”

Can You Compost Clothing?

Something that is little talked about, and often it seems isn’t thought of during the design and manufacturing processes is the end of life of the garment. What will happen to it when it’s no longer being worn? I suppose this is because we assume it will end up in landfill – but what ifContinue reading “Can You Compost Clothing?”

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Guide

This year, once again, I’ve put together a creative and eco-friendly gift wrapping guide with 4 new ideas and some bonus gift tag, ribbon and decoration inspiration! If you would like to check out last year’s list I’ve linked it at the bottom of this one. But without further ado – here’s your 2021 gift wrappingContinue reading “Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Guide”

What does my design process look like?

With a new collection on the way, I thought I would share a brief run through of my design process. There are 5 main elements; inspiration, fabrics, design, pattern and then samples/ production.  I’ll start with inspiration and fabrics together, as I often interchange these 2 as the way I start out a process. I’llContinue reading “What does my design process look like?”

Frightening Fashion Faux Pas

This week was Halloween and I couldn’t help but think there is nothing more scary than a wardrobe malfunction or fashion faux pas! Heres my top 5 fashion mistakes to avoid (written with a little seriousness, and a lot of humour). 1. Socks With Sandals Now I know this might be trending somewhere in theContinue reading “Frightening Fashion Faux Pas”

What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion”

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, or you’ve been listening in on the sustainable fashion movement, then you likely would have heard the term “slow fashion”. What does it mean for fashion to be slow and why does it matter – let us take a closer look. Slow fashion is theContinue reading “What we mean when we say “Slow Fashion””

Spring Summer Trends for the Eco-Conscious Fashionista

New season = New trends and eco-fashionistas everywhere want to know how to integrate these looks into their existing wardrobes without dipping their toes into the fast-fashion trend cycles and getting caught out with pieces that will fade as fast as the spring blooms! With this new season you will be excited to know thatContinue reading “Spring Summer Trends for the Eco-Conscious Fashionista”