Why make you down clothes?

It’s the only way to get true plastic-free outfits free of synthetic threads, fixings, labels and packaging:

Plus I can’t afford to buy ready-made sustainable clothes, but I can (sometimes), afford to make clothes from sustainable, organic and fair-trade fabrics

Click each garment to see how sustainable it is. You can see a full list of my sustainable clothes criteria here

Stuff I Made


Offset Tunic

Bought some lovely organic cotton cambric from Offset Warehouse an online fabric store that sell greener than green fabrics. Such ...
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The Fulsome Foolish Skirt

We were planning to visit Seville for the Feria, the big flamenco party. To say it is dreey would be ...
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Chiffon Shirt

For the Feria the week-long party in Seville, I made a chiffon top. I know - get me.... in chiffon ...
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The Experimental Wrap Around Shirt

This is what I wanted to make but I couldn't find a pattern so I decided to adapt the Mc ...
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Ebay Fabric Jacket

Sometimes you need to go cheap and Ebay has some great fabric bargains. I got myself some great woolen fabric ...
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Downton (Yorkshire Wool) Waistcoat

This loose waistcoat is a made from fine light weight wool that was woven in Yorkshire. Yes a locally made ...
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The Bombazine Skirt

Back home from the tropics and I desperately needed some new clothes. So I have been busy sewing. First off ...
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Bloomers – homemade

Just because I am backpacking don't mean I can't make pants. Recently I have been wearing the Mu Mu of ...
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Headscarf homemade

Made while backpacking!I hate the sun on my head so I need to wear a covering of some sort. Hats ...
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How can you have so few clothes yet still have something you never wear? Fearing the harsh Mongolian climate I ...
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Trousers homemade

Yes, I am a member of the all-female, Indoenesian-based, Madness tribute band. What? You haven't heard of us? I made ...
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The MuMu of Modesty

This big and rather tent like top is extremely easy to wear. Long trousers, short trousers, no trousers even! With ...
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Tunic Top – Fair-trade, organic-cotton, plastic-free & homemade

How can you afford fair trade and organic clothes on a budget? Make your own! I wanted a long tunic ...
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Loon Pants

I was so pleased with my Scrappy Bo-ho Tunic I decided to make some lounge pants. Actually I wanted to ...
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Boho Tunic

BoHo Tunic For summer I want something light, cool and colourful so I made this tunic using fabric scraps left ...
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Grey Linen Trousers

I made these Palazzo Pants (super-wide leg pants) in grey linen They hang in gentle and flattering folds. I feel ...
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Wrap Skirt

I made a simple wrap around skirt a lovely linen cotton mix printed with delightful carp delineated in a typically ...
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You can read my sustainable clothing manifesto here

You can see the rest of my wardrobe here.

And find other clothing related posts here

Plastic Free Sewing Supplies Can be found here


And lots of cool Pinterest stuff clothing related stuff here…

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4 thoughts on “Clothes – Homemade

  1. yes and they are so well made out of such lovely fabrics. Really I cannot see why people want to make, buy and wear such shoddy s=clothes as are out there today!

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