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“I started to sew while I was in elementary school, and creating something out of a flat piece of cloth seemed like magic. My first real piece of clothing was a sailor suit, which I modeled in our school’s grade eight fashion show. The summer between elementary and high school my mother gave me a few of her skirts that she was no longer wearing. I cut open all of the seams and re-cut the fabric to make mini skirts, and that September I arrived for my first day of school decked out in my mini skirt, window pane stockings, and go-go boots. What a thrill!

I still enjoy sewing, and while I do sew for myself, the bulk of my time is now devoted to The Basketcase Kids. The idea came from a friend of mine who mentioned the younger generation’s fashion sense, and how their unique combinations of clothing and colors set them apart from others, and as a result, earned them the nickname The…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 2
  • Joined December 20, 2011

Favorite materials

monk cloth, leather, lace, gauze, cotton

About

“I started to sew while I was in elementary school, and creating something out of a flat piece of cloth seemed like magic. My first real piece of clothing was a sailor suit, which I modeled in our school’s grade eight fashion show. The summer between elementary and high school my mother gave me a few of her skirts that she was no longer wearing. I cut open all of the seams and re-cut the fabric to make mini skirts, and that September I arrived for my first day of school decked out in my mini skirt, window pane stockings, and go-go boots. What a thrill!

I still enjoy sewing, and while I do sew for myself, the bulk of my time is now devoted to The Basketcase Kids. The idea came from a friend of mine who mentioned the younger generation’s fashion sense, and how their unique combinations of clothing and colors set them apart from others, and as a result, earned them the nickname The Baskecase Kids. I began experimenting with a pattern in December 2011, and after 18 attempts at shaping and stuffing, number 19 was the successful prototype. Then began the fun part of creating their faces and characters. Currently in our local area, the teen generation views the “Kids” as “gag”gifts rather than collectibles. Someone has a friend who looks and dresses like “Oz”, or a cousin who reminds them of “Stoker”.

Whatever the reason, I’m happy that something I created is out there, and giving people an opportunity to laugh.”

D. E. Sanders

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