Pattern Making Essentials is a 5-week course at The Makehouse taught by the very experienced Alexandra Morgan. Alexandra studied a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design at Ryerson University and has worked as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer, and fit technician since 1995, specializing in women’s wear.Read More
Since taking the embroidery class at The Makehouse about a month ago, I have fallen in love with embroidery as an art form. The meditative process of colouring a piece of fabric with thread feeds my soul in such a deliciously satisfying way. There is something about embroidery that speaks to me.Read More
Before I started business school, I didn’t know much about fashion and sustainability. Throughout my degree I developed an interest in the fashion industry and the business behind it. I also developed a passion for sustainability and sustainable practices I began to realize that many production practices in the fashion industry are rather harmful to people and the planet.Read More
Do you love to do embroidery? Or have you always wanted to do embroidery but been too intimidated to start? I have dabbled in embroidery before, but I never considered myself an authority on the subject. After finishing a 2-part class on embroidery at The Makehouse, I am addicted.Read More
It's April! New month, new experiment. This month, I am learning how to meditate and I am very excited to see how this helps me with focus, stress, and anxiety.
I am generally an anxious person. I feel a lot of things all the time and sometimes it gets overwhelming.Read More
I've been a bit quiet on here lately. I thought it was time that I update you on what I have been doing the past couple of weeks.
The concept of work-life balance has never come naturally to me. I am a person who will take on every task and new opportunity possible because I want to grow and learn and try new things.Read More
Over the last few weeks I have been trying to watch how much plastic is involved in buying groceries. After some practice I have gotten into the habit of taking a tote bag with me to the grocery store so that I don't need to use the plastic or paper bags provided for carrying groceries homeRead More
I am one week into my Month of Spending Less. There have been ups and downs but I am mostly on track.
This week I have discovered that in order to complete this Month of Spending Less with success, it is important to have a solid plan and to be prepared. Three days into the experiment I was late for the bus and forgot my packed lunch at home.Read More
Welcome to my first experiment: The Month of Spending Less.
For the month of March I will be embarking on a no spending experiment inspired by the book The Year of Less by Cait Flanders.
In the book The Year of Less, Cait takes on a challenge to do a shopping ban for one year. During this year she takes inventory of her belongings, realizes what possessions mean to her, and discovers more about our psychological triggers and how consumption has a hold of us.Read More