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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vE8uL–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: https://www.depop.com/almalauha/ 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

Decoration tutorial (01): Upgrading a garment

I was writing a comment on Reddit with tips on how to make a (fancy) garment stretch further by altering it to essentially become a new garment. I think those tips can be helpful to anyone on a budget and/or who wants to get as much wear out of something as possible but who doesn’t… Continue reading Decoration tutorial (01): Upgrading a garment

Sewing tutorial (03): Jumpsuit to bleached band shirt

In this tutorial I will show you how you can alter an unwanted jumpsuit into a band shirt. You will need:* fabric scissors* pins* sewing machine thread* a sewing machine (a lightweight domestic sewing machine will do)* bleach* safety goggles* disposable gloves* a plastic bag/sheet But SAFETY FIRST! Household bleach can harm you, so always… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (03): Jumpsuit to bleached band shirt

Sewing tutorial (02): Adding sleeves to a 1/2 sleeve cardigan

In this second tutorial I will show you how you can easily add sleeves to a cardigan that has 1/2 length sleeves. You will need:* fabric scissors* pins or clips to hold fabric together* sewing machine thread* a sewing machine (a lightweight domestic sewing machine will do) I bought a chunky knit cardigan at a… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (02):¬†Adding sleeves to a 1/2 sleeve cardigan

Sewing tutorial (01): Adidas jumper to grocery bag

The first tutorial will be a simple project: turning an old jumper into a grocery bag! Note that my phone camera isn’t great, so until I have upgraded, you will have to make do with these potato-quality photos. Sorry! For this project you will need:* a jumper with set in sleeves* sewing machine thread* a… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (01): Adidas jumper to grocery bag