Make Nine 2020: My year in review

So as we are heading towards the end of this disturbing year I wanted to reflect upon what I have made and look back on my resolutions I set out at the beginning of the year in this post. My resolutions for 2020 included a dedication to get back to sustainable sewing, to reduce my…

Eco Benefits of Seasonal Wardrobe Rotation?

We had quite a lot of conversations a few weeks ago about whether my linen dress was in-season or not. Obviously it is in season somewhere in the world and lots of people said I could continue wearing it into the colder months here in the UK if I paired it with tights and a…

Sustainable Fabric: Is there such a thing as Eco-Fabric?

Today's prompt for the New Craft House Sew Yourself Sustainable challenge is 'Eco Fabric' but if I am totally honest with you, I kinda disagree with the term. Production of all fabrics take something away from the planet so none of it is 'good' for the Earth. What matters most, is getting as much wear…

Sustainable Fabric: Is Rayon/Viscose bad?

I've got a bit of a bee in my bonnet this week. I've made a few garments out of viscose (also known as rayon) and they have turned out to be some of my absolute favourites. Viscose is drapey and soft, frequently weighty and opaque and can come in different weaves and prints. It is…

How to Refashion Trousers into Dungarees

I bought a pair of pink linen trousers in a charity shop in January. That seems a lifetime ago right now but I can remember vividly standing in the shop trying to decide if this crazy idea to turn a pair of trousers into a pair of dungarees would work. For a bit of context…