High Fashion, Low Waste: a Scraptastic Voyage into Sustainable Garment Making

High Fashion, Low Waste: 
A ScrapTastic Voyage 
into Sustainable Garment Making

Welcome to a SCRAPTASTIC episode that not only fulfills its promise but redefines it, offering a sophisticated guide to sewing up your scraps with a focus on innovation, creativity, and environmental responsibility. Join us where high fashion meets sustainability, as we delve into the realm of creative scrap sewing. Inspired by the insights from our first episode of the year (Episode 13), which introduced the pivotal role of sustainability in sewing, this episode is designed to transcend the ordinary, offering a rich source of inspiration and high-level techniques for repurposing your fabric remnants. Whether you’re a new home sewer or a budding designer, this episode promises to furnish you with the elevated tips and tricks essential for your scrap sewing voyage. Prepare to be propelled into a world of creativity and eco-conscious elegance. Let’s challenge the norms of sustainability in sewing and initiate a revolution with each stitch we place. 

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Links mentioned in the intro

Scrap Sewing
Cotton Scraps

Bias Binding – https://blog.closetcorepatterns.com/tutorial-how-to-make-bias-tape-piping/

Beeswax Wraps – https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/the-complete-guide-to-diy-beeswax-wraps-including-a-beeless-vegan-food-wrap

Jersey Scraps

Rag Rug – https://checkyourthread.com/podcast/18-rag-rugging-with-elspeth-jackson/

Denim Scraps

Barrell Jeans Upcycling – https://www.instagram.com/saint.clairs.scissors/?hl=en

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Season 7 the Great British Sewing Bee – https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000w7rz/the-great-british-sewing-bee-series-7-episode-6?seriesId=m000v54k

The Pirate’s Tailor Upcyling – https://www.instagram.com/thepiratestailor/

Colorful Scraps

Free Motion Embroidery – https://www.jessalli.com/online-workshops

Roberts Wood Patterns – https://www.roberts-wood.com/roberts-wood-kit-shop

Matchy Matchy Sewing Club – https://matchymatchysewingclub.com/pages/about-matchy

Closet Core Pouf – https://blog.closetcorepatterns.com/fabric-floor-pouf-free-sewing-pattern/

Recycling your scraps – Create & Sustain

High Fashion Inspiration

Nicholas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga 2002 – https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2002-ready-to-wear/balenciaga#gallery-collection

Comme des Garçons – Fall 2016 – https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/comme-des-garcons

What’s Next . . .

The theme for the Metropolitan Museum of art’s inaugural ball and fundraiser this year will be ‘sleeping beauties: reawakening fashion.’ The exhibit will center around 15 “historically significant pieces” that are too fragile to be worn and featured alongside them will be garments that have been inspired by those pieces throughout history.

Next month we will be exploring this topic further discussing the legacy of vintage garments that we reference so often, how they are featured and worn and NOT worn in modern fashion and entertainment. This will echo the theme of the Met Gala as we discuss lots of recently worn famous ‘reimaginings’. As well as the designer codes that allow those interpretations to carry on the spirit of the original designers and their creations. 

Join us next month for this exciting topic as well how we can apply these themes to our own sewing projects whether you are doing your OWN Met gala interpretation, attending the met gala from your couch,  or you are looking to elevate your own home sewing.

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