If you sew your own clothing, there is probably a part of you that cares where and how your clothes are made. What happens to the people who make them. What happens to the environment in the process. If you sew your own clothing, recycle, shop secondhand, shop consciously… chances are it is for the goal of doing less harm.
Meet Darn Good Yarn, who are providing an opportunity to make something beautiful AND do some good. When they reached out to me, I took some time to read up on what this company is doing, and I will always recommend that you do the same (Don’t just take my word for it, ha ha).
They sent me the recycled Sari Silk. Each pack includes 5 pieces of silk that would otherwise be waste. Wasted silk, imagine! On a side note, they also have breath-taking recycled silk yarns, ribbon, and other ready-to-use/wear products- truly something for everyone. The colors and prints of the silk pieces are a random assortment, so your creativity can fly wild. The pieces are just stunning.
I chose the Peppermint Peplum top pattern (get it FREE here from Peppermint magazine) because it has great color blocking potential. Other ideas for a silk top are the Ashton top by Helen’s Closet, Willow tank by Grainline Studio, and, of course, the Ogden Cami from True Bias. All great for using smaller pieces and mixing prints.
The only modification I made was curving the ruffle piece so I could take advantage of the meticulous, pre-existing, rolled hems. I also could have made contrasting shoulder pieces, but I was completely smitten with this deep floral print!
I still have 3 pieces remaining, so stay tuned.
If you want to try them out and do some good, you can use the code: S.IS.FOR.SEW15 for 15% off your entire purchase. (I will make a small commission if you do.)