Back-zipper wool jumper | Refashion from button-down cardigan

You might have seen this already on the Love Your Clothes blog, as they have asked me to be a guest blogger this month, but in case you haven’t, here is the story. We all have items in our wardrobe that we have literally loved to death and are now…

Chelsea collar button-down blouse | Mimi Tilly and the Buttons

Dearest Mimi has been misbehaving… Or maybe I have? In any case, I feel I ended up with a below par creation and in this post, I’m naming and shaming (mostly myself). Any advice to help Mimi get back into my good graces is very welcome. We are of course…

DIY TAFFETA SLEEVELESS TOP WITH COLLAR | SELF DRAFTED

Dear all, the sewjo is back! I just had the most productive weekend of this year and I love it! I’m so happy to be back in sew-love! And now I have the pleasure of introducing you to the newest addition to my 2015 wardrobe: the sleeveless silky blue top.

Quick guide to clothes and textile recycling

There is a lot of talk about recycling lately, and it’s been touted like the answer to all our sustainability problems, not least of all plastics in the ocean, clothes to landfills and incineration. However, there is no magic bullet of transforming an ols garment into a new one just through the magic of textile recycling. And it is absolutely not even the most sustainable thing to do with our unwanted textiles. That is because there are limitations in the technology of recycling for different material, as well as difficulties in the actual collections.

Want to know more about how each type of fabric can be recycled and what are the pros and cons? Read on for a deep-dive into the recycling processes by fibre type and their challenges.