Hello and hello, everyone! How does this get everyone? Good days behind, good days ahead and all that? i hope so.
After recovering from a 10 day bout with the hell virus covid, things are much better for me and I’m happy to be writing this from a coffee shop while my car gets a smog test. A cup of freshly brewed coffee brews to my left, and I’ve just finished a lovely bowl of overnight oats. Let’s get to know Dukes.
This week, “The Look” returns to its fashion-oriented beginnings, with a workshop preview on August 14 at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes. Led by dressmaker and mom Gina Clems, this workshop is about taking unworn clothing items from our closets and turning them into something wearable. yes please!
Using the acronym SMART, Clems teaches sorting and searching for fabric and pattern ideas. making decisions about clothing or pattern inspiration; Renew clothes in reasonable condition; Rethinking the garment or fabric and remaking it as such; Before you try and enjoy!
The hands-on class will educate participants on the growing process, from item selection to pattern to cutting to sewing tips and tricks. Expect to leave feeling incredibly accomplished and reimagined in fashion.
Because our environment is so difficult, it is very important to change our communication from fashion. Small changes we make can have a big impact over time – things like dressing up and rethinking our existing clothes may seem small, but if we all make those decisions, countless fast fashion junk can be prevented from ending up in landfills with the rest. Our unspeakable detritus. Let’s try it, shall we?
Visit www.fibershed.org to register for this Fibershed workshop from 10am to 4pm. For more and more wearable fashion inspiration, follow @kristalavrusik on TikTok and Instagram—the woman has a thriftiness that can save us all from buying fast fashion items again. Miraculous.
Until next week, special people!
Always and with all my love,