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…

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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…

Crafters 2017 Review

9 Things I Learned, Rocked, And Failed At In 2017: A Crafter’s Year In Review

2017 – A Vibrant Crafter’s Year In Review Every year I try to look back at the previous 12 months and analyse where I rocked it and where I failed, followed by what I learned from it all. As 2017 was such a humdinger of…

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry

Fashion Kills: The Seamy Underpinnings of the Fast Fashion Industry Back in the 1960’s the term “fast fashion” had not yet been coined. Back then it was considered cool, sensible, and smart to take good care of your clothing. If a blouse was wrinkled you…

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

Easy 90 Minute Sewing Project: Upcycled Tunic Top for Women XS-3XL

How To Make an Upcycled Tunic Top for Women in Less Than 90 Minutes! There are the three things I’m looking for when I want to make an upcycled tunic top that I can wear tonight. Fast. Free. Flattering. I don’t want to go shopping…