A white woman in a yellow knitted hat is looking down at the floor wearing a denim jacket made from lots of different kinds of denim.

Hey, Sewcialists!

I’m Vicky of Sewstainability here, and I am so excited that the theme this month is denim as it is my all-time favourite fabric! It’s my favourite fabric to sew as it behaves well during cutting out and under the sewing machine, and it’s my favourite fabric to wear as it looks great with so many colours, makes durable garments, and only gets better with age!

A white woman in a yellow knitted hat is fixing her hair wearing a yellow cardigan under an open denim jacket made from lots of different kinds of denim.

Because it is my favourite, it may come as no surprise that I have made quite a few denim garments over the years. A York Pinafore, a Pippi Pinafore, an Ellis Dress and a Camden Skirt have all contributed scraps to this project. It was these scraps that really gave me the inspiration to make this. I wanted to show the beauty of the shades and textures of the different denims and how they could work together to make one beautiful garment. This jacket is basically my love... [read more]