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Welcome to Avantegarb where my passion for designing OOAK wearable art with upcycled textiles is only surpassed by my adoration of comfortable, colorful garb that will make you feel AND look as unique on the outside as you are on the inside!! Everything you see in my shop(other than my vintage section) was hand made by me and only me, no help, no factory, no out-sourcing!

SO please do peruse my little micro-cosmos here on Etsy.....
HERE you are allowed to dress funky, dance with abandon, laugh too loud, make your own rules and stay out as late as you wish......My inspiration to create started long ago, in another realm, it pulled me to New Orleans where uniqueness runs rampant and nonconformism is lauded....... not just by neophytes, but by all it's wacky, young at heart denizens!! It was truly an other-worldly experience and I considered myself lucky to be a part of it......Now I am back in…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 28
  • Joined May 22, 2007

Favorite materials

Cotton, soft corduroy, velvet, patchwork, vintage polyester, funky prints, recycled textiles, molas, India and Indonesian batik, tie dye, colorful whimsical prints

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About

Welcome to Avantegarb where my passion for designing OOAK wearable art with upcycled textiles is only surpassed by my adoration of comfortable, colorful garb that will make you feel AND look as unique on the outside as you are on the inside!! Everything you see in my shop(other than my vintage section) was hand made by me and only me, no help, no factory, no out-sourcing!

SO please do peruse my little micro-cosmos here on Etsy.....
HERE you are allowed to dress funky, dance with abandon, laugh too loud, make your own rules and stay out as late as you wish......My inspiration to create started long ago, in another realm, it pulled me to New Orleans where uniqueness runs rampant and nonconformism is lauded....... not just by neophytes, but by all it's wacky, young at heart denizens!! It was truly an other-worldly experience and I considered myself lucky to be a part of it......Now I am back in my home state of Michigan finding new inspiration in the open green spaces, expansive sandy beaches of the great lakes and woodlands so rife with luscious life!

You can enter my shop to view everything I create here http://www.etsy.com/shop/avantegarb?ref=si_shop

I am inspired by so many things and adore easy fitting, garments that flatter with color and movement!! I predominately reuse and upcycle QUALITY vintage...and salvaged clothes and fabrics in my designs, as there are just so many things available that most folks call trash or cast offs.....in them I see the treasure of fresh designs and new styles waiting to be unleashed on fun-loving fashion devotees!!

I have been sewing since learning in 4-H when I was 10, my mother used to make our clothes when I was growing up(much to my chagrin, at the time!) But I have always been a clothes hound with a closet full, and I started "rethreading" long ago. In the past 10 years I have been selling my works at shows and markets and have had a very positive response to my vision of fashion. I also sell vintage clothing and will on here too from time to time...(some things are just too fabulous to let hang in a closet or to change!)

ETSY offers the original hand crafter a fantastic venue and truely hope to find new freinds, fashion fiends and fellow crafters who also appreciate the unique fashions I offer.

Thanks for checking my stuff out and I hope you keep an eye out for many evolving designs that I create...

My whole family(sans my brother) is now on Etsy! Check out
Loopyboopy for crazy ooak art dolls
Corkspork for vintage clothing and supplies
Buy Buy Bertie for unique vintage finds

.......we all grew up antiquing, thrifting and vintage hunters, I promise you will find some great things in all these shops!!

SHIPPING:: Please note::: I do not ship to unconfirmed(especially overseas) addresses(or addresses that you "write" in the notes to seller).... so PLEASE go through the motions of changing your address with Paypal and be sure your Etsy and Paypal address match as I will use the one in Paypal when I print shipping.
I usually ship priority mail with delivery confirmation and use recycled packaging materials or Tyvek envelopes supplied by the USPS(they produce very little waste, are re-useable, strong and waterproof too!) I only get to the post office about 4-5 times a week so your package will be shipped in a timely manner.....BUT, should you require it faster, please email to let me know.

RETURNS:: Like most small businesses, I do not accept returns, so be sure you love what you see. I will however, offer credit in my store for a future purchase, buyer must pay shipping costs.

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