There are a few questions I have been asked about where to start when planning a seasonal collection. So, I want to kick off my Winter Collection with answering a few questions about how I started planning and collecting ideas for these nine pieces.Read More
I get asked this question all the time: Do handmade clothes cost less than store-bought clothes? The question is always asked in this order because most people assume that the answer is yes and that saving money is the main reason I make my own clothes. But, my answer is no and yes (in that order) and my reason is very different.Read More
The Fall Collection was a huge learning experience for me. I got the idea back in the Spring to do this year-long project of making 9 pieces per season. So, here's to the first 9 piece collection that taught me so much and is the starting point of many exciting things to come:Read More
I was recently looking over all of the clothes I have made over the past 3 years and realized something pretty surprising... I don't want to wear most of them. When I look at them hanging in my closet, they don't look like the style of clothing that I want to wear, and so I often go for the store-bought items over my handmade items.
This realization has made me really stop and think about what I am making. Why don't I want to wear the things that I've made?Read More
I came in to this world of sustainable fashion with the same mindset I had about fast fashion. I wanted to stay up to date with the latest trends, which meant buying new pieces once or twice a month as new pieces came out with that week's or month's latest fashion forward items.
But, let me let you in on a secret, the sustainable fashion industry is not built on this mindset. Sustainable fashion, when done right, is slow fashion. This new mindset can be seen in a variety of ways when you look deeper into this growing niche industry.Read More