My name is Eimear and I live in Galway, west of Ireland, When I left school, I trained in pattern drafting and factory cutting, and then went on to fashion college and was originally intent on completing but I left, did other stuff and then went back and did BA in fine art printmaking instead.
This blog started for various reasons, In the last 2 years, I began to try and sew using upcycled/recycled fabrics as much as I could , especially after I found a selection of wool coats for 2euro in a charity shop last March 2014. I wanted to see if the re-made could be well-made, and a blog seemed to be a good way of letting the idea develop, and give it some semblance of structure. I was also trying to avoid quick hacks as I want to achieve a more tailored look that will give the garment genuine years of wear as well as effective use of the fabric (those days of cutting paying off).
Since Rana Plaza disaster, I am getting a bit obsessed about the limitations of fast fashion, and the negative environmental and social impact it is having, (fashion is the second most polluting industry) and while this blog is hardly going to change any of that, seeing if a handmade wardrobe made from upcycles and remnants was too much fun of a challenge to pass up!
So now I am just seeing where it goes from here..................................