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Chanin Machine
Completed / Sewing / Thrifted

Chanin Machine

“Chanin” and “machine” – now, those are two words that don’t usually travel together. UNTIL NOW. To my surprise and delight, I recently found that the t-shirt pattern included in the Alabama Studio Sewing + Design book fits me pretty well in the places that matter most. (Speaking of Alabama Chanin, Thread Cult recently did a fantastic … Continue reading

Bossy bees
Challenge / Completed / Sewing

Bossy bees

Alternate title: How Sally of The Quirky Peach bossed me into making a beautiful dress. Yes, it’s true - Sally and I engaged in some light-hearted bossing as part of Heather Lou and Oona’s brainchild, The Sew Bossy Initiative! Normally, I’m not much for planned sewing. I can’t even tell my own danged self what to sew without facing major … Continue reading

A dress in blue noil
Completed / Sewing

A dress in blue noil

Hi guys! Thanks for your thoughtful responses to my interview with Leigh Anne Van Dusen. It was reassuring to hear that many of you experience the same feelings I do – wanting to sew with sustainable textiles but wondering (and feeling overwhelmed by) what really constitutes a sustainable, healthy fabric. I thought it was cool was that people had a … Continue reading

Talking sustainable fabrics with Leigh Anne Van Dusen
Clean Living / Textile

Talking sustainable fabrics with Leigh Anne Van Dusen

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Leigh Anne Van Dusen, founder of O Ecotextiles. O Ecotextiles partners with fabric manufacturers to create safe, low-impact and gorgeous fabric for home design. Leigh has an encyclopedic knowledge of sustainable (and unsustainable) fabric production, and she has been passionately pursuing change in the textile industry for over a decade. … Continue reading