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I started out this journey over 19 years ago when I decided that I wanted to start sewing and that my first project would be a hand sewn pair of pants. Three months later I had a pair of black corduroy capris with pockets, belt loops, and a zipper. My mother saw my dedication and bought me my Kenmore sewing machine, which I still use to this day. Since then my style has evolved from selling patchwork dresses outside of festivals to burningman costumes (including dinosaurs and unicorns!) to super cozy yoga/dance clothes with a bit of personal flare. One of my favorite costuming moments was when I went to Joshua tree to rock climb and ended up staying through halloween weekend. I dressed up eight different people in full costume out of the bits of creation I had tucked away in the trunk.
One of the things I love about this work is that it matches my values. Almost all of the fabric that I use is either…

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  • Born on December 9
  • Joined May 23, 2008

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About

I started out this journey over 19 years ago when I decided that I wanted to start sewing and that my first project would be a hand sewn pair of pants. Three months later I had a pair of black corduroy capris with pockets, belt loops, and a zipper. My mother saw my dedication and bought me my Kenmore sewing machine, which I still use to this day. Since then my style has evolved from selling patchwork dresses outside of festivals to burningman costumes (including dinosaurs and unicorns!) to super cozy yoga/dance clothes with a bit of personal flare. One of my favorite costuming moments was when I went to Joshua tree to rock climb and ended up staying through halloween weekend. I dressed up eight different people in full costume out of the bits of creation I had tucked away in the trunk.
One of the things I love about this work is that it matches my values. Almost all of the fabric that I use is either remnants or deadstock material, meaning a store decided that for whatever reason, overstock or season, they don't want to sell it anymore. I snatch it up before it gets to the landfill so that rather than creating more consumption in the world, I'm turning trash into treasures. Because of this, I usually only get smaller quantities of each fabric, so each beauty you see listed in my shop is one of a kind.

I find my bits of fabric on the road as i go, and see the potential whispering out of each one. Each piece is one of a kind lovingly stitched by yours truly. Come take a peek and a gander, let yourself be surrounded by the aliveness of something brought into the world by vision and curiosity, by color and inspiration.

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