I make clothes because I could never find anything I felt like myself in or that fitted me. I love vintage pieces but they don't seem to work on modern bodies. Working on the premise that everyone wants to feel attractive in what they wear and true style comes from feeling comfortable in your threads I favour bias cutting which affords free movement. With an innate aversion to manmade fibres I use silk, wool, cashmere, mohair and linen, deconstructing vintage and pre-owned garments,curtains, bedspreads etc. to free-up beautiful materials which have been locked away in deeply unflattering styles.
Working directly on a mannequin I build a new dress/sweater/coat which is informed by any interesting features from the original donor garment ( maybe keeping a pocket or patch of embroidery) but which has a unique new identity. My clothing must be flattering, comfortable ( no tight waistbands reminding one how many biscuits...
- Joined August 28, 2011