The TWICE Refashioned Dress

Have you ever refashioned the same garment more than once? No neither had I, until this. Sometimes, our makes just don't work out and a fail is a fail and that's okay. I don't know why I really wasn't prepared to let this go, it's not a special fabric or sentimental make so I am…

Sustainable Fabric: Is there such a thing as Eco-Fabric?

Today's prompt for the New Craft House Sew Yourself Sustainable challenge is 'Eco Fabric' but if I am totally honest with you, I kinda disagree with the term. Production of all fabrics take something away from the planet so none of it is 'good' for the Earth. What matters most, is getting as much wear…

Sustainable Fabric: Is Rayon/Viscose bad?

I've got a bit of a bee in my bonnet this week. I've made a few garments out of viscose (also known as rayon) and they have turned out to be some of my absolute favourites. Viscose is drapey and soft, frequently weighty and opaque and can come in different weaves and prints. It is…

#SewAnkaraFabric Papercut Axis Dress

Whew. It's been a minute. 2020 has really done a number on me and the last time I sat down to write a blog post was in the first half of May! I've not had any creative energy AT ALL. I haven't been sewing or knitting or doing anything other than homeschooling, household chores, sleeping…

Sustainable Fabric: Tencel Jersey

I don't know about anyone else but I am firmly in the sewing for Autumn mindset now. I am done with summer (I dislike the heat!) and am looking forward to snuggly knitwear and tights with boots! I think this dress is the perfect transitional garment as it can be worn both with bare legs…

How to Refashion A Dress Into A Skirt

Hello! It's my #ToolThursday weekly review post and this week I have tried out Vlieseline Waistshaper interfacing. It is basically a strip of interfacing with perforated lines to guide where you press/sew in order to create a perfect waistband without any pattern pieces. Now I am no pattern drafter so not having to do a…

Sustainable Fabric: Sewing With Tablecloths

I went to Disneyland Paris! I was so excited to go - I've never been before! We went for one day and I had just the best time. Of course, I had to wear handmade so I chose to wear something comfortable so I could spend all day on my feet and feel cool and…

How to Refashion a Dress That’s TOO SMALL

Okay. Real talk time. We talk a lot in sustainability conversations that it's good to refashion existing garments. It is great to take something unloved that already exists and make it into something you will wear a lot. That's a really sustainable way to source materials and get a new garment without using anything that…