It's sunny spring, and I'm back. After a prolonged period of being ill, and a surgery, I return! I have recently completed a tutorial for you, all it requires now are some photographs. I look forward to sharing this with you and breathing life back into this blog.
As for my future plans... I intend on sewing through my fabric stash this summer. It's a very large project to tackle but I am excited to do so. Space in my home is limited, and I want more clothing and less fabric! That means even more tutorials to come. My coat will be included in this process as I don't want it left unfinished. I want my bins empty for the fall. This also means I will be doing some much needed spring cleaning, as I really need to get rid of old clothes. I'd like to take this moment to remind everyone that sustainable fashion is very important, and that by re-purposing or donating old clothing you are making very positive decisions! Never throw a garment away as it can have a negative impact on the environment. Salvage the hardware and materials or donate your garments to charity.
It's also important to reconsider throwing out your scrap material. DO NOT DO THIS ANY LONGER! I am trying to correct my own bad habit (do as I say, not as I do >.< ). Certain materials that end up in landfills can decompose in the worst way, we really ought to avoid this. I'm sure you're wondering, "what's the alternative?" There are two ways I can think of. The first would be to find a textile or fabric recycling facility; these plants exist all over, some take specifically garments so do your research and contact them about taking scrap fabric. Some facilities will break fibres down to make them into new fabrics. Another option would be to donate your scrap fabric to crafters, and fibre quilters/artists. These guys LOVE scrap fabric. If you've never seen fibre art before I urge you to check it out, it's awesome. It might even be something you want to try out. I've begun to collect my scrap material in zip bags so that they're organized individually. A few months from now, when I have accumulated a lot of scrap fabric, I will donate it to whomever can make use of it! We can make a difference X) so let's commit to it and make sure textiles don't end up in landfills!
I look forward to sharing more alternative fashion with you.
All the best,