In the media, Sustainability

What do your clothes really cost?

I spotted this great article on the real cost of fast fashion by Nina Gbor for the Riot Act. It's wonderful seeing the issue of sustainable fashion and the rise of fast fashion getting discussed and explored. Fast fashion has really taken the world by storm and sadly has reduced quality and accelerated the rate we… Continue reading What do your clothes really cost?

sewing projects

A new challenge

I'm always looking for new challenges with knitting or sewing and children's birthday presents can present the perfect opportunity!  I'd been wanting to make a zippered pencil case for ages, so seized the chance when a birthday party was coming up. I had bought some coloured pencils and thought a case to go with them would… Continue reading A new challenge

Handkerchief
handmade children's clothing and accessories

The humble hanky

The Autumn days are growing longer and a cool chill is descending in the evening.  Winter is around the corner with sniffles and sneezes to follow. The humble hanky, although often overlooked, is incredibly practical and will never shred in the wash, leaving little specks of white all over your black tee.  They are a… Continue reading The humble hanky

handmade children's clothing and accessories

Tee for two

Spring is here!  Canberra is filled with gorgeous blossom trees and we have the fabulous Floriade festival on too. I've had a lot of fun creating some appliqued tees, inspired by some gorgeous fabrics and colours.  Appliques are fun to make, and double-sided interfacing makes the process more accurate and gives you a great result.… Continue reading Tee for two