Zero Waste Fashion

The Jeans Recycling Challenge

The Jeans Recycling Challenge back view of bag

The Challenge: Transform a torn pair of jeans into something useful, re-using every part of the jeans. These jeans belonged to my sister and were worn during The Maternity Years.     What I have been wanting to make for a while is a jeans handbag, after a friend visited with one she’d made.  There…

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Book review Zero Waste Fashion

Book review Zero Waste Fashion

The book Zero Waste Fashion by Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan (Bloomsbury 2016) has arrived and I’m keen to share my thoughts on it with you.  I ordered it last month when I wrote Considering zero waste fashion, which has become my second highest visited post. There are many things I liked about this book,…

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Free pattern: pajama pants (or shorts)

free pyjama pants pattern

Hello All, today here’s a simple draft for a pair of pajama pants.  They could also be shorts, three-quarter length, or whatever length you like. This pattern is very nearly a zero-waste pattern.  If your hip measurement is 39″ or less and your fabric width is 150cm, then you’ll have almost no waste at all.…

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Considering zero waste fashion

Zero waste fashion

Last week’s Wearing a square jacket has caused me to think about the concept of sustainable and zero waste fashion. I’m reading A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion by Alison Gwilt (library), and Shaping Sustainable Fashion edited by Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen (lent by my fashion designer friend  Chiggy Schiller).  I’ve just ordered Zero…

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