Pattern by: Tilly and the Buttons Sizing I followed the sizing in the instructions and found it true to size. This is a summer dress so hasn’t had too much wear during my autumn-spring pregnancy, but because of the stretchy fabric I would say it would work well at any stage. I’m currently in my ninth month and it’s really comfy. This pattern has a … Continue reading Pattern review: Maternity Agnes Dress
In last week’s post I shared advice on how to prevent your clothes from pilling or bobbling. But what about when your clothes have already pilled? This week I picked up a fabric shaver to find out just how well it works. Here’s how I got on! I bought the Philips Fabric Shaver from Harvey Norman for $24 (around £12), though I can see the … Continue reading Review: Fabric shaver for pills and bobbles
While we’re switching to more ethical brands and reducing our purchases to decrease our footprint, there’s another way we can reduce our impact: by cleaning our clothes more sustainably. Continue reading Cleaning your clothes sustainably
Sidestepping fast fashion to be more sustainable, I’ve found it really frustrating that more expensive purchases seem to wear and tear just as quickly. Continue reading Why your clothes bobble and what to do about it
In 2020 I completed a year of not buying clothes, which became the impetus for me learning how to make my own clothes. This year, 64 days (to date) of being at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or 4 has meant no window shopping or in-person purchases. At the same time, I’ve been preparing for the arrival of our little one, with no access to baby … Continue reading 64 days of lockdown… 64 online deliveries?
Shout out to New Zealand-based label RUBY for selling the patterns for their Liam collection. I really struggle to find on-trend pattern designs. Indie pattern brands tend to go for boxy shapes, while everything else can feel a bit frumpy. So it was very cool to see such a stylish brand making their collection available in paper pattern format. I must admit, though, I was … Continue reading Pattern review: Liz by Liam