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Its been said "The whole is more than the sum of its parts", and that dear fashionistas encompasses the creations from Upcycled Swag, well that, and saving the environment by not sending preloved clothing to our overburdened landfills.Just what does it take to inspire an upcyler clothes designer and where does it all begin? You might be thinking dressing barbies and home economics classes in high school. Perhaps for some it does, but that wasn't my trajectory, well the barbie part maybe. By day I was busy boycotting home economics class for shop class with the boys; and by night at my mother's sewing machine, deconstructing pants and sewing in plaid panels to make a flowing skirt.
I have been inspired by American fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, noted for her feminine, whimsical and sometimes "over the top" designs, along with doing a cartwheel at the end of her fashions shows. Although you may not find me doing…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 24
  • Joined November 21, 2011

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Leather, cotton, knits, tulle, lace, wool

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Its been said "The whole is more than the sum of its parts", and that dear fashionistas encompasses the creations from Upcycled Swag, well that, and saving the environment by not sending preloved clothing to our overburdened landfills.Just what does it take to inspire an upcyler clothes designer and where does it all begin? You might be thinking dressing barbies and home economics classes in high school. Perhaps for some it does, but that wasn't my trajectory, well the barbie part maybe. By day I was busy boycotting home economics class for shop class with the boys; and by night at my mother's sewing machine, deconstructing pants and sewing in plaid panels to make a flowing skirt.
I have been inspired by American fashion designer, Betsey Johnson, noted for her feminine, whimsical and sometimes "over the top" designs, along with doing a cartwheel at the end of her fashions shows. Although you may not find me doing cartwheels, I am a fierce competitor when it comes to noodle races in the pool.
All of my items are designed and created by me. I don't use patterns, I start by putting the clothing "together" to see where the design will take me. I love being able to create without limits or rules!
I also enjoy selling my designs at craft and artisan shows, and meeting so many interesting people.
Wholesale and boutique inquiries are always welcome!

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