Przemysł odzieżowy odpowiada za 10% globalnej emisji dwutlenku węgla i pozostaje drugim co do wielkości przemysłem zanieczyszczającym naszą planetę. Pierwszym jest olej.
Szybka moda zepsuła nasze postrzeganie dobrego stylu - przecież by dobrze wyglądać nie trzeba mieć na sobie luksusowych ubrań od topowych projektantów. Wielu z nas szybko nudzi się starymi rzeczami, a przecież bez problemu możemy nadać im nowe życie. Statystyki mówią, że Amerykanie wyrzucają około 70 kilogramów ubrań na osobę ROCZNIE. To bardzo dużo!
Mimo to, fabryki nadal szyją co roku ogromne ilości nowych ubrań, co nie pomaga w tej sytuacji zupełnie, a wręcz ją pogarsza. Ekolodzy donoszą, że tylko zmiana trybu życia i większa świadomość pomoże uratować naszą planetę. Właśnie to robi Sarah Tyau, która szyje ubrania dla siebie, męża i trójki swoich dzieci... przeszywając je z innych ubrań.
Recykling starych ubrań w jej domu rozpoczął się po narodzinach najstarszej córki. Początkowo miał być to pomysł na zaoszczędzenie pieniędzy, teraz jest to stylem życia. Sarah przekształciła setki starych ubrań, dając im nowe życie, dzięki poświęceniu i odrobinie kreatywności. Pod jej maszynę do szycia trafiają najróżniejsze rzeczy, wśród nich znalazła się nawet wyszukana w second handzie stara suknia ślubna. Kobieta nieustannie doskonali swoje techniki szycia. Wpadła też na pomysł stworzenia własnej linii ubrań opartej na jej filozofii "dobrze wyglądaj, czuj się dobrze, rób dobrze". Wpływ ze sprzedaży rzeczy ma trafić do potrzebujących dzieci.
Sarah prowadzi instagram, na którym obserwuje ją ponad 200 tysięcy osób, które podziwiają jej samozaparcie oraz talent. W wielu przypadkach stanowi ogromną inspirację.
Was też zainspirowała? Rzućcie okiem na jej instagram oraz kanał na YouTube, gdzie dzieli się swoimi tipami odnośnie szycia i przerabiania rzeczy.
The backview of my ruffle sleeve dress refashion from a large men's shirt. Project cost: $4 Estimated time: 2.5 hours Skill level: A confident beginner or an Intermediate Full tutorial at youtube.com/sarahtyau _____________________________________________________________ A new blog post "Dear parents at Easter egg hunts, you need to calm down." is up. Two days ago at an Easter egg hunt for 1-5 yr. olds, my son was running towards a giant golden egg when a mom ran and snatched it away before any kids had a chance. And she wasn't the only mom running towards the golden egg! . . Here's our family rule at Easter egg hunts: 1. When we go to these hunts and I see that there are lots of kids and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of eggs, I give my children the maximum number of eggs they can pick up. Usually 10 I say. Once they pick up 10, I scope out the situation and if there are still plenty of eggs, I give them the go. 2. Whether I’ve already given them a limit or not, I walk with them and when I see that they got enough eggs(enough as in enough to go around for all the other kids), I tell them to stop, that they got enough eggs and let’s let the other kids get them, especially the younger ones whom are slower at running. 3. After the hunt is over, we walk around and try to find the kids whom are crying. Then my kids all share their eggs with the crying kids. We let the kids pick out the eggs themselves from the baskets instead of us grabbing the eggs and throwing it in their baskets, we think that makes it more fun for the other kids. We don’t say how many they can take, they are free to grab the number that makes them happy. . . Read my full letter on the blog || link in bio. Do Easter egg hunts give anyone else a little bit of anxiety because of some parents?
Refashioned a men’s shirt into a crop top + skirt set for my girl in The Refashion Runway gingham challenge. After competing in that competition in 2015, I told myself that it would be the last competition I’d ever enter, I strongly dislike them! I like celebrating everyone’s unique talents, not comparing and critiquing others to my own, which was what I found myself doing, being the worst critique of my own work but also nit-picking other contestants’ work. I also found out how competitive I could be. . . Do any of you feel the same with competitions? Everyone’s at such a different stage in learning, or had different opportunities and so many other factors, it seems so unfair to be competing with others to measure who is better than the other. Or do you love competitions? I can see why some would, it definitely pushes you and challenges you to be better than ever before! So which one are you?
a very condensed version of my most recent Refashion Revision episode where I transformed a XL men’s shirt into a pinafore dress with a removable bib. Check out the link in bio for a full tutorial. . . I haven’t had the desire to sew lately but all your love and encouragement is giving me the motivation I was lacking, so thank you friends! If you want to see a new refashion, comment with the latest emoji you used!
Bonus points for you if you’ve watched my new Refashion Revision episode! If you haven’t watched, link is in bio, I’ll still give you some extra credit if you go watch it right now. . . This tutorial is more detailed and lengthy than my other ones I’ve done(this one is 9 mins., the average length of my other tutorials are 4-5 mins.). So my question for you is, do you prefer it to be more detailed and meticulous step-by-step tutorial like this one or do you prefer the 4-5 min. version because it’s like Pinterest, you know you’re never going to attempt to do it but it looks cool and pinning it makes you feel like you’re somehow a part of that cool hack by associating yourself to it by pinning it, kinda like you see a clothing item you really love and you know you’re not going to buy it because it’s too expensive but touching it and caressing the fabric on your skin, breathing into the fabric so you leave your DNA and putting it in your cart for one hour while you shop makes you feel like you “owned” it for a bit so parting ways seems less dramatic and heartbreaking and makes you feel little better before you have to put it back and exit out of the store? . . Do you like my deep, profound analogy? Or do you feel like your I.Q just dropped 5 pts. after reading that? I am just here to inspire you with my deep perspective, you’re welcome. #sharingmydeepwithyou . . So to sum it all up... Do you prefer longer tutorial or short? And am I the only one who does the above when shopping... minus the breathing part?
I promised you a new YouTube video when I reached 30,000 subscribers as a way to motivate myself to start sewing after my dad’s passing and I reached it, thanks to you! I haven’t posted in 3 months(except to re-upload a trailer I accidentally deleted) and have been neglecting it so it means so much more to me. Which also means I need to get sewing! Comment with your favorite emoji if you’re excited to see a new refashion video! In the meantime, here is a very condensed 1- minute snippet from one of my favorite tutorials from my YouTube channel: youtube.com/sarahtyau || link in bio.
AD: 2 min. refashion & a giveaway! This was the quickest and the easiest refashion I've ever done. I turned a size small women's blouse I got for $1 into a dress for my girl. Ironing the dress took much longer than the actual refashion. Does anyone else hate ironing? I try to avoid it as much as possible by buying clothes that don't require ironing and only buying the wrinkle-free shirts for Jay and my son. But sometimes it's inevitable and that's when I use @downywrinklereleaserplus. Have you guys tried it? I remember 8 years ago when Jay wanted to try it so I hesitantly said okay, and with a lot of skepticism tried it but were pretty shocked that it actually worked! So we've been using it ever since. You just spray, tug, smooth & hang! I have a surprise goodie box to giveaway so you can try it too, comment with the hashtag #noiron below to enter. The winner will be tagged in this post! For a coupon: go to http://izea.it/aBNNRC7 #NoIronRequired
A new sewing video is up! What do all these refashions have in common? They all require a gathered skirt technique! It's the most used technique in my refashions so I decided to make you a detailed, step by step on how to separate the top & the bodice, gather the skirt and sew it back on. I've heard great feedback so far that it's a clear, easy to understand tutorial for even the beginners! Let me know if you find it helpful and if you'd like to see more of these detailed one-technique tutorials. Full video, link in bio. . I'm working on the gingham refashion piece to post end of this week, go to my story to help me vote for the ribbon color!
Refashion DIY: One of the 6 challenges while competing in Refashion Runway was: Stripes & Florals. So I got a red and white striped women's shirt and made it into a dress, then added red tulip pockets. Stripes ️ floral ️! For a tutorial, link in bio. . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get a notification as soon as a new video goes up! There will be a new video tomorrow where I take you thrift shopping with me and you get to vote which one I'd refashion first! Every vote counts, last month's one literally by one vote! youtube.com/sarahtyau or link in bio and click "My Youtube Channel"