A rare selfie

 

Very pleased with my new SuziBJ original – a hand stitched, walnut-dyed vintage silk tunic and purple handmade brooch. The black dress was from Sunday’s clothes swap. Score x 3! 

http://www.slt.org.au/festival

#tasmania #silk #plussizefashion #clothesswap #sustainable #brooch #ecodyed

http://www.slt.org.au/festival

All set up

 

Ready for a full-on two days!

http://www.slt.org.au/festival

Excited!

 
Guess which dress I’m taking with me to the Sustainable Living festival in Hobart this weekend? [Photos: Jared Seng and Rita Summers]

How to be sustainable

 

  1. Have friends who find old mannequins at the dump (2 found so far).
  2. Discover some fabric in a local charity shop.
  3. Eco dye some vintage silk.
  4. Then use a vintage pattern for the skirt and a minimal waste pattern (Shape Shape 2) for the vest!

Finished at last …

 
A vintage damask tablecloth morphs into a drapey vest. Bound and appliqu├ęd with silk; lots of hand sewing! All naturally dyed.