Easy homemade Batgirl costume!

It’s nearly Halloween and aside from carving spooky faces into pumpkins and making pumpkin soup, it’s also time to get dressed up, if you are into that kind of thing! Costumes can be costly and making one yourself from stuff you already have is an easy and inexpensive option.  I don’t often wear fancy dress, but
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I could buy new jeans, but I prefer my DIY haute couture ripped stained ones!

I bought a pair of jeans at a car boot sale last summer for £1. It had a few paint stains on it but I didn’t let it bother me. They were small and near the top of the jeans, so are easily covered up by a top or a jacket. I’ve worn them almost
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Brighton Fashion Week went all the way with sustainable fashion!

It was Brighton Fashion Week last weekend and every single event had sustainability at it’s core. There were talks, upcycling workshops, debates, a competition to see who could create the best piece of clothing out of rubbish, catwalks and a clothes swap. I would have loved to go to all the events, but I couldn’t
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Slow fashionistas!

Last months challenge to myself and to anyone else who wanted to join me was to slow down fashion! Some brilliant people joined me in this and I want to say a big thank you to all of them and to tell you how they helped to slow down fashion this month!   My Zero
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Curtain edging necklace and the start of the slow fashion challenge!

Ok be honest with me here.  Do you think I have: a) completely lost the plot or b) am way ahead of my time and about to spark a whole trend in wearing old style curtain edging as a necklace??? I think it looks really nice, but may be a bit too close to the
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Broken buttons and ripped seams…

I promised to share some of my mends from my recent mendathon (read more here)  and the brown raincoat one is first on the list.   It had come apart at the seams under both arms (as you can kind of see from my mirror selfie…), had one broken button and one missing button. I
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What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

My next challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges will be all about slowing down fashion.  I am writing about it early, because I want to invite you all to join in with this one! Why do I want to slow down fashion? These days very cheap fashion items are readily available.  Why mend, repair
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