The official Zero Waste Sewing blog tour

Blog tour dates

Tomorrow the blog tour for Zero Waste Sewing begins!

Each stop on the tour has a review of Zero Waste Sewing and shows a garment from the book made by the reviewer, with their own fabric choice, interpretation and aesthetic.

Monday 9th

Jane Milburn of Textile Beat

Jane is a sustainability consultant, TEDx speaker, upcycler, agricultural scientist and a Churchill Fellowship recipient. She is the author of Slow Clothing – finding meaning in what we wear and is passionate about creating awareness of more sustainable ways of dressing and reducing our material footprint. Jane is an adventurous dresser – some of her great outfits are to be seen on instagram.

See Jane’s post here.

blog tour Jane Milburn

Tuesday 10th

Taylor McVay of Blueprints for Sewing

Taylor is a sewing and fashion educator, fibre artist, activist, sewing pattern designer and slow fashion advocate. Taylor designs patterns inspired by architecture; take a look at the cabin tunic, moderne coat, A-frame skirt, saltbox top and geodesic top. All are thoughtfully designed, everyday wearables. See lots more on her instagram.

blog tour Taylor McVay

Wednesday 11th

Sue Stoney of Fadanista

Sue documents her intriguing and interesting sewing adventures on her blog and instagram. Browse the archives and read about her One Year One Outfit challenge, sewing Holly McQuillan’s zero waste spiral trousers, and sewing projects inspired by travel such as the Marimekko dress. Sue’s projects often involve using old fabrics in a new way, unusual construction and the occasional craft.

blog tour Sue Stoney

Thursday 12th

Tracy Henwood of Knit-Spin-Weave

Tracy is a fibre artist, teacher and weaver who owns Knit-Spin-Weave, “inspiring creativity, building community”. It’s the yarn shop you’ll wish was yours! Tracy remarked that being able to weave your own fabric to a custom width is very handy for zero waste pattern cutting (and indeed loom widths were a big influence on traditional clothes) and she brings a weaver’s perspective to it. Her instagram piccys are here.

blog tour Tracy Henwood

Friday 13th

Fiona and Jane from The Drapery

Fiona (left) and Jane (right) own The Drapery in Adelaide, possibly the world’s most delightful fabric shop, stocking natural fabrics, independent sewing patterns, high quality notions and (yay!) The Dressmaker’s Companion. They regularly road-tests independent patterns and the samples are in their shop to try on. Their instagram oozes fabric-y goodness. They also own matching dogs.

blog tour The Drapery

Saturday 14th

It’s publishing day! The tour comes full circle back to here for a wrap up.

Zero Waste Sewing front cover

Enjoy the blog tour.


Update: read a round up of the blog tour here, with links to everyone’s posts.

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