News Flash!

Well, here it is! Barefoot Fashion is once again up and running. Its been a crazy year full of ups and downs, but now my bare feet are solidly on the ground again and I am ready to run.

My most constant companion!

Those of you who followed this blog before will notice that it has a new look. It also has a new purpose, or rather an expanded purpose. Now instead of simply educating the about slow, sustainable fashion it will also feature my new line of handmade, recycled, one-of-a-kind garments. I still intend to blog about pertinent news in the fashion industry and even share easy dyi projects, but I will also show off what is happening in my sewing room.

Currently I am working on putting together an assortment of dresses and tops to present to a two local businesses: one that specializes in green products and another that carries anything hippie. I am also planning a booth at a local folk festival in October. All while holding a full time job and juggling a few other miscellaneous balls! Wish me luck and follow my progress. I’ll keep you all posted!

Dreams of summer

It’s time to think about summer!  I love to use vintage sheet fabric, and here’s a great way!  Using two sheets and two 5-packs of boys tank-top undershirts I came out with ten super-cute nighties for under $20.  Here’s how I made them:

     cut the undershirts to the length you’d like (they are ordinarily quite long!)

     make a pattern (similar to mine if you want them super-twirly) and cut out the skirt pieces

     stitch the skirt pieces together and then to the tank top (stretch the tank top as you go and it’ll gather the skirt itself)

     cut out a cute picture from the sheet and quickly machine-applique it onto the tank top (if you want it cutesy!)

     hem

     . . .and wear!

These are so easy, inexpensive, and enjoyable to wear!

Here’s my pattern/diagram if you’re so inclined to try it yourself!
       

SO the measurement at the top is about 1/4 of your waist measurement, plus a little bit for comfort.  The A measurement equals the B measurement to keep the length uniform.  Cut it out on the fold, and make two per nightie.

🙂 Give it a try!
Sheila (my blog: troutwife)