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Gloria Kocjan on Jul 26, 2016
These beautiful pants are just so comfortable!!! These are my second pair and these are just as wonderful as the first!!! My fantastic new artist friend got these in the dye bath and made up in record time. I am super impressed!!! I totally LOVE these yummy garments!!!
Gloria Kocjan on Jul 16, 2016
PERFECT pants!!!!!! More of a brown-rust color, but I like them!!! Has to be the most enjoyable to wear pants EVER!!! These are made so well I can wear them forever! Thanks!!!
Gloria Kocjan on Jun 5, 2016
Perfectly adorable!!!! The colors are soft as is the linen. I plan on wearing this a lot. I LOVE it!!!!
Hemp Patch is an Art to Wear cottage business
During the 90s I was inspired by artisan clothing like Blue Fish, Bodil, Stone Pony, and Ivey Abitz. The silhouette and details these designers favor--painted or embroidered patches, art block prints, appliqué, trims, and finishing touches that balloon, or affect drape just appeal to me.
When hemp fabrics hit the market, I invested in several rolls to design and dye up, stitch, and decorate into a hemp clothing line. Since hemp remained too expensive (and a little stiff) for my purposes, I've since begun upcycling thrift store clothes or working with linen and other fabrics. The drab colors favored by Lagenlook have been accumulating in my fabric stash. While I love khaki, ecru, olive, and oatmeal, I also know that each customer has a distinct set of colors that work best in their wardrobes so I try to include as many colors and textures in my materials as possible for selection.
I go to thrift shops and fabric stores looking for likely materials--good brand garments that don't look worn or cheap, made of good quality fabrics in prints, solids, and stripes. Sometimes I order 'blanks', or ready-made prepared for dyeing pieces (usually for the plus sizes or for HEMP, stuff that doesn't seem to show up in thrift stores). I have a huge stash of fabric art paints and paint additives that kick up the colors with metallic glitz.
When I get home everything goes in the washer then the dryer so you will have no unpleasant surprises when you wash one of my creations. Then I lay all the clean clothes and preshrunk fabrics out so I can make piles of colors and prints that look like they should get together to make a new piece. Each piece gets something special--either painted here and there, or appliquéd, or ruffles, or buttons, or SOMETHING to set them apart and make them interesting and unique. I have done quite a bit of custom work for clients over the years and have a knack for pattern design for almost anything.
If I can find discounted fabric, I can create the expensive European Lagenlooks for reasonable prices in exactly your size, made to measure. If you prefer premium fabrics, I can do that too. I can also dye linen, hemp blends, cottons, rayon, and silks for art to wear custom garments. I don't charge for shipping in the USA, and I price my creations reasonably so that working ladies can afford unique artisan designs.
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My mother taught me that the inside of a garment must look as good as the outside. Finishing counts. I have a Master's Degree in English Education, am a licensed hairstylist, professional musician, and have been called a human Swiss Army knife.
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