Thrift flipping

I only recently came across the term ‘thrift flipping’, despite having done this activity myself in the past. Thrift flipping is described by some as simply buying items from second-hand shops and selling them for more money. Others state that thrift flipping includes altering the item to increase its value/attractiveness and then selling this altered… Continue reading Thrift flipping

Sewing tutorial (05): Tailor’s ham

One thing I learned the existence of through reading Reader’s Digest ‘Complete Guide to Sewing’ is a tailor’s ham. It is a tool to help press curved seams so you can press such a seam without flattening the garment. This book also has a tutorial on how to make a tailor’s ham yourself! You will… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (05): Tailor’s ham

Kingdom of Dreams

I recently watched the ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ mini series on NOW streaming TV. The series covers how fashion houses were in a bit of a slump around the 1980’s but were revived by very wealthy business men creating consortia of multiple luxury brands who hired talented, young designers for these brands. This modernised luxury fashion… Continue reading Kingdom of Dreams

Fashion Reimagined

I recently viewed the excellent documentary about the label Mother of Pearl titled ‘Fashion Reimagined’. It’s about Amy Powney, the creative director/designer of Mother of Pearl, and her and her team’s effort to create truly sustainable fashion. In this documentary we get to see how difficult it is to trace the origins of the fibres… Continue reading Fashion Reimagined

Fast fashion: trash

Recently I came across this nice, short documentary on fast fashion waste on YouTube. It’s really eye-opening to see what some of the consequences of fast fashion are:–HM One of the problems with fast fashion is trash being donated. When we fill up a bag with clothes to donate, we all need to ask… Continue reading Fast fashion: trash

Active wear

I’ve uploaded my first newly-made garment to Depop, a see-through wrap skirt, find it in my shop: I love browsing Depop because there’s no end to the variety of garments and accessories: I always see something I love and get inspiration for making my own things. One brand I didn’t yet know and came… Continue reading Active wear