Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Evie's eco pants

I didn't have to do much to get Evie to model her new capri pants ready for spring and summer, even though it's freezing outside! I wanted a pair of denim long shorts/capris for her, as a staple for her summer wardrobe (very organised, I know!) I tried to upcycle some from an op shop, but they ended up a bit pouchy in the front, and I wasn't happy with them. So I got out the indigo hemp/cotton denim scraps left from the little dresses I've been making for Ecofest, and found I had just enough for this project. I think they are pretty cute, like little bloomers.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Everything producing in the garden seems to be orange at the moment- calendula, tiny mandarins, little oranges, and carrots, all packed full of flavour!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sewing with sustainable fabrics

Here's a few more items for Ecofest, the little dresses are made with indigo hemp/organic cotton denim, which is a lovely lightweight denim, and they have Bird Textiles contrasting sleeves, and they are remnants. The little skirts are made from a heavier weight organic cotton denim, again, with Bird Textiles remnant front panel. The 2 little dresses at the front are size 1, and are sooo cute!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Radical Homemakers

Rhonda from Down to Earth has done some inspiring posts on being a modern day homemaker and being proud of it, take a look, I hope they inspire you too! The comments are also well worth a read.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More Ecofest creations

Here's some more skirts I whipped up in the last couple of weeks, thanks again to Jiddi's Patch. I now have 13 skirts set aside for Ecofest.
And 2 little dresses made from Indigo Hemp denim, and contrasting linen sleeves also from Jiddi's Patch. I also made a pair of size 5 pants, out of a pair of Andrew's old pants.

second hand finds

Evie's hemp/cotton Bird Textiles pants- made from a pre-loved skirt and remnant fabric

I had a good week with second hand finds this week, in keeping with my ethical clothing pledge. First up was a Country Road hemp/cotton denim skirt that I purchased rather cheaply on Ebay, and have promptly made into some pants for Evie, with some gorgeous Bird Textiles pockets and cuff trim (while Evie was having a sleepover last night- Andrew is in USA at the moment, it's nice to have a night with just one babe). A little while ago I bought a remnant pack from Bird Textile (Australia's first carbon neutral busines), and hadn't decided quite what to do with these precious pieces of fabric. I think I'll also make some little peasant dresses in indigo hemp denim, with Bird Textiles sleeves. Bird Textiles has recently added a craft section to their shop, with fat quarters, bias binding, and a few craft kits, for those interested in DIY, I find the remnant packs to be good value for money though.
I also got some great jeans for $5 (there were 2 more pairs exactly the same for $10 each, but they were gone when I went back :( and a pair of Peter Alexander PJ's the same as some I once owned and loved, they are also in great condition.