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


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 ...
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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 over ...
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Tana Lawn Tunic

I didn't actually need another tunic top but I have been possessed by a sewing demon and I simply cannot ...
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Choir Boy Shirt

I have been making cotton tunics for a while now and while I love this very easy to make garment ...
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Navy blue, A line and below the knee…

A sensible, deep blue, below the knee A line skirt. I wear it with leggings or tights. Yes it sounds ...
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Plasticfree, compostable, homemade and below the knee

No Daisy Dukes for me! Check out these bad boys! Below the knee, denim shorts with half gather waist. Made ...
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Tabbard Tunic Top

This is a simple sleeveless dress with bust darts to add a bit of shape. It looks rather like those ...
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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. I ...
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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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Skirt Bombazine

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

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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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