Hi Sewcialists! When the opportunity popped up to write an article for the Sewcialists, I jumped at the chance, especially when I saw it was the topic of sustainable sewing, since the bulk of my sewing experience and a huge part of my learning process was actually disassembling and altering thrift store finds to fit my frame and style.

For this article, I chose to refashion this monstrosity:

I’ll admit, I’m a little ashamed about this purchase, and even more ashamed that I own it in another color as well. In my defense, I bought them when I was pregnant and pants were the bane of my existence. It’s about two sizes too big now, shapeless, and slides off of my shoulders. It does have some redeeming factors though. It’s a nice color, very soft, and I’m a sucker for a good polka dot, which makes it a great candidate for a refashion! If... [read more]