A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

A Grand Affair: TISSU’s New Location!

Less than two months until Craftacular, three months until another special event (more info to come on that), and so...what am I doing here?!  I know I should be getting to work, but before I do, I absolutely must share these photos from TISSU Sewing Studio's Grand Re-Opening! On July 27, TISSU hosted special guest [...]

Guess What?

Guess What?

HA!  Sorry, I couldn't resist... But guess what else?  There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It's truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces.  It's available in two colors, and can read more about it here. [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the "green" label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

After exploring the definition of slow fashion in Monday's post, let's take a closer look at its three elements that I mentioned:  care, quality, and cultivation. First, let's talk about Cultivation (or, if you prefer, curation.)  This refers to the way you build your wardrobe.  How are you obtaining your clothes--are you buying new, hitting up the thrift shops, [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

The Slow Fashion movement is gaining momentum.  But what exactly is it? Here's an apt description from slow fashion brand Study NY: Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. Slow fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste. Just as the [...]

Gypsy Belle Jacket

Gypsy Belle Jacket

This is just a little project/prototype I made for myself, and I wanted to share it...it was somewhat inspired by the lovely jacket Belle (Emma Watson) wears in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.  (#nerdalert) This was my first version of the jacket from the pattern I came up with.  There are quite a [...]