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Rosy Sews Modern Vintage

Bright coloured vintage scarf in her hair, I loved Rosy’s vintage look when we met at the Knitting & Stitching Show last Autumn. Of course we had lots to chat about, both being vintage and sewing fans! Rosy has a sewing vlog on You Tube so I sent her a set of my scrap busting…

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Fabric Scrap Busting: 8 top tips for zero waste sewing

“Waste in fashion can be redesigned and minimised. It can be a massive problem or could be an untapped never-ending resource”Loved Clothes Last: Fashion Revolution Issue #2 Textile waste from the fashion industry is a major contributing factor to the environmental emergency, with 15-19% of fabric ending up on the cutting room floor during the…

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Ready for a Fashion Revolution?

How to get involved for Fashion Revolution Week: 22 to 28 April 2019 Tomorrow is the start of Fashion Revolution Week. The sixth year in which the charity are encouraging us to get involved and challenge our favourite fashion brands with the question ‘Who Made My Clothes?’. Fashion Revolution was established in 2013 a year after…

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A Review of 2018 via My Blog

With all the frantic rushing around getting ready for Christmas, I find it calming to mentally package up the current year before starting with the new. What began as a routine admin task to tidy up my blog, ended up being the perfect way to reflect on 2018… A couple of orange creams rattling around in the…

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Don’t buy new – Make Smthng!

It is Make Smthng Week this week, an anti Black Friday week and collaboration between Fashion Revolution, Greenpeace and a whole host of other amazing charities challenging our throw-away culture. Events are taking place around the world to encourage spending time with friends, family and our community. ‘By sharing, repairing, making and doing it ourselves we transform…

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Fast Fashion Therapy

As a vintage fashion fan I know how frustrating it can be spending hours vintage shopping only to find that perfect vintage dress and is a bit snug, too long or the sleeves cut the arms in just the wrong place. Our free sewing workshop will help you to alter your unique outfit or fix…

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Turning campervan curtains into vintage chic in the war against fast fashion

It is the story of the vintage fabric that really draws me in. I rescued a piece of purple floral bark cloth fabric from a 1960’s VW campervan. After a quick refresh, it is ready for a designer to refashion into a new design. I only wish every piece I source could tell the journey…

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