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Eco friendly top

I am always a bit vary of using the word eco friendly since there are so many variables to consider when it comes to making eco concious choices, but this time I think at least I am pretty close. The marled jersey is made of organically grown cotton, the cotton lace is dyed in organic and fair trade early grey tea and the buttons are made of wood, I think it’s pine, but I could be wrong. So at least by my measure this is a pretty eco friendly top!

The design is done in a total freestyle form, which is unusual for me. First it was meant to be a tunic with a silk bib, but that didn’t work out so I turned it into a tunic with gathers, which didn’t work either, so I reworked it once more and this is the end result. I really like it now, and jersey is top notch and soo soft to wear.

By the way, tomorrow I am going on a trip for a few days, and since I plan to travel blog from my tiny, decidedly non-iphone, cell phone, I’ll save that info for tomorrow.


  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    May 1, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Your Eco friendly top looks very nice. I haven't sewn with this type of fabric yet but would love to find some and try it.

  • Karin (the Mrs.)
    May 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

    It looks lovely Johanna. I want to sew more with eco friendly fabrics too, have to find the right recourses still though. It looks so comfortable and soft!

    Have fun on your trip!

  • Nancy W.
    May 4, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Sooo cute. I wish this were a pattern that I could buy. It looks great.


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