Posts in The Makehouse
At The Makehouse: Make Your Own Bamboo Underwear!

A while ago I made some cotton and bamboo fabric boxers for my boyfriend, and now I have a pair of undies for myself! The Makehouse offers a few different types of underwear workshops, and most recently I attended the Bamboo Underwear workshop. It was a wonderful evening of sewing taught by Jenny where in the three-hour workshop you create and take home your own pair of cotton bamboo fabric undies!

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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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At The Makehouse: Rifflandia 2018 Recap

Every September the city of Victoria gears up for a 4-day festival of rock and roll, indie, and electronic music in the middle of downtown. Rifflandia brings people together to have fun, eat and drink local foods, shop from local businesses and artisans, listen to music, and show off their creativity.

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At The Makehouse: Swimwear Basics

Swimwear Basics is a 3-part workshop at The Makehouse where I learned how to make my own swimsuit. This workshop was an ultra-fun adventure in learning to make swimwear. Jenny Ambrose (founder of The Makehouse) taught this workshop and shared oodles of knowledge, tips and suggestions about how to make your swimsuit best fit you. 

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At The Makehouse: Pattern Making Essentials with Alexandra Morgan

Pattern Making Essentials is a 5-week course at The Makehouse taught by the very experienced Alexandra Morgan. Alexandra studied a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design at Ryerson University and has worked as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer, and fit technician since 1995, specializing in women’s wear.

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At The Makehouse: Join in the Make-A-Thon for Fashion Revolution Week

Before I started business school, I didn’t know much about fashion and sustainability. Throughout my degree I developed an interest in the fashion industry and the business behind it. I also developed a passion for sustainability and sustainable practices I began to realize that many production practices in the fashion industry are rather harmful to people and the planet.

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