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I make clothes.
And talk about them.

Welcome. I’m here to talk about creating an intentional wardrobe that is ethical, affordable, beautiful, and comfortable. I mostly make yarn, knit, sew, thrift, and mend to do it.

An Introduction: My Wardrobe Rules

An Introduction: My Wardrobe Rules

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I will be the first to admit that clothes, in the grand scheme of things are not that important. There a huge issues in the world. But. Every day, while we tackle those issues, we wear clothes (hopefully).

I have a passion for making clothes. My first love is knitting. And I have a flock of sheep and alpacas devoted to making yarn and knitting projects. But the sewing bug has recently caught me too. Compared to knitting, sewing feels like instant gratification. I will be sharing knitting patterns and talking about the sewing projects I pair with them.

So here’s my blog. It’s about making clothes you love for very little money. I have four rules I’m going to try to follow for each outfit I create here. The clothes should be:

1: Ethical - environmentally and socially responsible
2: Affordable - the cost matches the use I will get from my clothes
3: Comfortable - I feel good and can function well in them
4: Beautiful - wearing them gives me confidence and joy

 Wearing: Dad’s old flannel shirt, altered down, handmade tank top ( Melly Sews free pattern ), hand knit shawl (Estonian Lace, Triangle shawl), patchwork skirt (self-drafted).

Wearing: Dad’s old flannel shirt, altered down, handmade tank top (Melly Sews free pattern), hand knit shawl (Estonian Lace, Triangle shawl), patchwork skirt (self-drafted).

Sometimes an item I make or wear will skip one of these rules (usually the beautiful rule because I spend so much time in a barn and with small children). But I’m trying to get better about creating a whole wardrobe that fits my style and my (new) standards.

I will tell you what patterns and materials I used whenever I can. Please know that any products I link in my blog, I do for your benefit and have not been paid to do so. If this ever changes, I will let you know.

VOGUE KNITTING FAERIE SWEATER

VOGUE KNITTING FAERIE SWEATER