During the week we had the book launch for Zero Waste Sewing.
We wondered whether we would have to cancel it but Covid-19 has yet to make inroads to our rural South Aussie town. However, it was the very last gathering before Clare library, who hosted the night, suspended their program of events.
Just 30-40 people came and we all had a jolly, socially distanced, evening. Ideally we would have had champagne on arrival, but instead we had hand sanitizer.
I talked about zero waste patternmaking, textile waste in the fashion industry, how zero waste patterns are made and my own trip down this road.
After my spiel, seven friends modeled fourteen outfits from the book, to an old-fashioned running commentary by me. Many people commented how different the clothes looked worn in real life rather than a photo.
You can watch the full evening on Clare libary’s facebook page. The fashion parade starts around the 15.45 minute mark.
It was impossible for me to take photos during the evening but here’s a gallery taken from a video my husband took:
The models were all very diverse ages, body shapes and heights, and a lot of fun!
I wore the tie-front blouse from the book, made in floral.
So that was last Tuesday – it seems like years ago now. We’re now at home for a while, like so many of you, trying to use the time positively and wishing we’d panic-bought chocolate.
Take care everyone,