DIY fashion outfit

Home made shift dress, scarf, bangle and sling bag

I was reading an on-line fashion newsletter. One of the – I don’t know how many – that I subscribe to. The gist of it, is that fashion bloggers are having an almighty influence on the fashion world. And sometimes, I honestly think I must be going mad. Almost every fashion blog that gets a mention in the fashion industry has an unending philosophy of buy, buy and buy yet more. How much clothing can a person possibly need?

Please watch this 21 minute animated video clip by Annie Leonard entitled – The Story of Stuff. Click here – The Story of Stuff. Watching her video changed me forever.

A book well worth reading along the same lines is called – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World?

Apparently our buy and throw out culture equates to a staggering amount of harm to the planet which the author of the book explains in detail. You can read a review here – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World.

I really hope with all my heart that my blog gives those of us who love clothes and fashion a way to have fun, minus the damage unrelenting consumerism causes. Google – Make New – a cute website that sells sustainable fashion.

My model is trying out the clashing prints trend. She is wearing a home made shift dress, a home made scarf, a home made sling bag and a bracelet made from old key rings. Her hat and her biker jacket were, I am sorry to say, bought new. Four out of the six items she is wearing are either home made or up cycled items.
She gets a 66% eco score today.

The instructions to make the items my model is wearing are all in the links to older posts below.

At the top of this page are the Greenie Galleries – archives with FREE sewing patterns and tutorials to make jewelry and clothing. Also lots of ways to upcycle and recycle.

Back next week.