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I'm so honored to have been a featured seller! If you missed the interview, here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5771730

My name is Arielle and I live in a little house in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband Caleb and two crazy little boys. I grew up in a tiny town on the Olympic Peninsula. In the past few years my husband and I have roamed quite a bit, and have now come to perch in Pittsburgh.

Designing clothing has always been a matter of survival; growing up I was lucky to pass my recycled cast-offs as chic and sensible. Now I forage in different ways, at church thrifts and rumble sales for zippers and buttons and that piece of fabric with the perfect feel. I like the idea of working with what I can find, and producing a product that has sort of “cycled up” from a forgotten piece of cloth pushed to the back of a shelf…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 19
  • Joined April 8, 2008

Favorite materials

wool, cotton, silver, linen

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About

I'm so honored to have been a featured seller! If you missed the interview, here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5771730

My name is Arielle and I live in a little house in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband Caleb and two crazy little boys. I grew up in a tiny town on the Olympic Peninsula. In the past few years my husband and I have roamed quite a bit, and have now come to perch in Pittsburgh.

Designing clothing has always been a matter of survival; growing up I was lucky to pass my recycled cast-offs as chic and sensible. Now I forage in different ways, at church thrifts and rumble sales for zippers and buttons and that piece of fabric with the perfect feel. I like the idea of working with what I can find, and producing a product that has sort of “cycled up” from a forgotten piece of cloth pushed to the back of a shelf. Since all my pieces are created with scavenged, pre-cut cloth, the supply usually determines the product. This is where my creativity lies—in making the most.

In spite of necessity being the mother of my inventions, I am committed to quality. Every piece in my store is a product of thought and time. A material is picked for how it looks, feels, swings, and wears.

Since each piece is unique, please read the measurements carefully! I want you to love what you’ve ordered and not be disappointed because it doesn’t quite fit.

*I'm a proud member of the Retro Handmade Etsy Street Team!!

*a major merci to my little sister Natalie for allowing me to use her amazing illustrations and modeling skills in the shop. Perhaps someday she'll have a presence on Etsy! Until that time you can view more of her efforts at her Flickr page:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9485166@N07/

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