Sewing projects

I've been wanting to make more of my own clothes, mostly out of a desire to remove myself from the current consumer fashion culture, but also to hone a new skill and ultimately to make great fitting pieces that will last me a while.

 

The Pearl Shift Dress from Green Bee Patterns by Alexia Abegg.  I made it a size or two too large (mainly in the shoulders) so I may re-visit this, but I LOVE this pattern.  Also, I learned how to make pockets, so that was great!

The Pearl Shift Dress from Green Bee Patterns by Alexia Abegg.  I made it a size or two too large (mainly in the shoulders) so I may re-visit this, but I LOVE this pattern.  Also, I learned how to make pockets, so that was great!

The Owyn Pants from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday style with a few modifications in the leg shape and length.

The Owyn Pants from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday style with a few modifications in the leg shape and length.

Slow Fashion

I want to write a longer post about why I have a conviction about fast fashion and the pitfalls of our consumer culture, but so many have already said it well (see here, and here).  

Instead, I want to show you my sweater and say that I'm enjoying stretching my patience (notoriously in short supply) by working on a long-haul project.

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