How To Make a Pixie Coat Using Upcycled Clothing

How To Make a Pixie Coat From Upcycled Clothing Back when my twin daughters were turning 11 years old, I decided to make them each a pixie coat for their birthday. I made them from upcycled clothing that was too small for them. I think…

Discarded clothing shipped to India

Can Upcycled Clothing Help Save the Planet?

This is a guest post by a fellow Asheville-based upcyled clothing refashionista. Her name is Julia McDowell of Perpetual Muse Designs, and here is her story. Saving the World, One Fabric Scrap at a Time. . . I work from home alongside my amazingly supportive…

Fast Fashion Kills
DIY Solaire costume from Dark Souls

Halloween DIY Solaire Costume from Dark Souls

DIY Solaire Costume From Dark Souls This year I didn’t think our kids were even going to need Halloween costumes. Our son at 16 has been above such things for a few years now, and even our 13 year old twin girls seemed to be…

Ethical Clothing Companies

Mandy’s List of Ethical Clothing Companies

Clothing Companies That Put People and The Planet Before Profit All of these ethical clothing companies focus on creating sustainable fashion, putting the planet and the people first, before profit. While this list of slow fashion brands is by no means comprehensive, it will at…

DIY Leggings in 10 Minutes

DIY Tutorial – How To Make Leggings from Old Tights

How To Make Free DIY Leggings from Old Tights There’s nothing more annoying than having to throw an old pair of tights into the landfill. Well wait – there is. It’s just as annoying to want some really cool and fabulishus women’s leggings and find…

How To Make a Free Women's Tunic L-3XL
Free sewing pattern - DIY Fingerless Gloves
DIY Leg Warmers Tutorial
Fingerless gloves by Mandy Wildman

Scrappy Fingerless Glovelies: My Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Ready For a Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves Pattern? It started getting chilly around here (finally) and I decided it was time to fashion a scrappy fingerless gloves pattern, or as I like to call them, arm-warmers or Glovelies(tm). I made them from some fun pieces…