Posts tagged slow fashion
MAKE: Copy-Cut Handmade Top

About 3 years ago I decided that I wanted to try to make my own clothing. Rather than just drawing fun sketches, I was actually going to sew something I had sketched out. And I wanted it to be uniquely my own.

I didn’t really know anything about what I was doing, but I am a “wing-it” and see what happens kind of gal, so I picked out my fabric from pieces I had been saving and traced out a pattern on newspaper.

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At The Makehouse: Swapping Clothes for the Indigenous Perspectives Society

On October 12, The Makehouse hosted a clothing swap in support of the Indigenous Perspectives Society and in partnership with Womens March Victoria, Used.ca and Fashion Revolution Canada. More than 60 people supported the event by volunteering, donating clothing, making monetary donations to the Indigenous Perspectives Society, and finding second hand pieces of clothing to take home and love so that they would not end up in the landfill.

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At The Makehouse: Bamboo Boxers

A little while ago I took the Bamboo Boxers workshop at The Makehouse. It is a three-hour long workshop where you create a pair of soft cotton and bamboo fabric underwear for yourself or your boxer-wearing friend. My favourite part of this workshop was getting to choose the mix and match fabrics for the boxers. All the pattern pieces were pre-cut, so students could spend some quality time choosing their colourway.

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