hodgepodgefarm

modern handmade natural fiber clothing

Accord, New York 574 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (240)

hodgepodgefarm

modern handmade natural fiber clothing

Accord, New York | 574 Sales

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Announcement    HOW can it be September already? technically it's still Summer but there's that definite Autumnal nip in the air here in the Hudson Valley of NY. the last of the tomatoes are being plucked from the garden, and it's nearly time to harvest the apples from our little Empire tree...

i'm starting to wear my long-sleeved smocks more, with leggings and maybe even a hoodie or fleece sweatshirt tunic on top. it's a great time to order one of my custom dresses in a heavy linen or flannel plaid, to wear now, and all Winter long with a long-sleeved T underneath. and maybe some full-length leggings to make an outfit? i can help you choose fabrics, either from my own shelf or one of my suppliers. just message me!

use code TWOISBETTERTHANONE to get 10% off when you order 2 dresses at the same time!

*hodge podge* is an ever-evolving collection of one-off home-grown pieces including women's clothing and accessories. all pieces are hand made by me, and no two are ever alike. i believe in making from scratch, repurposing, and leaving the tiniest footprint possible... wouldn't you like to wear something hand made with love??? i welcome custom orders too; just send me a convo.

i'm a big proponent of making your clothes yourself, (check out my book on how to draft your own sewing patterns, and see if i'm teaching near you some time soon! http://calpatch.com/classes/) but if you are not inclined, i'm here to make them for you! i can teach you how to make clothes! you can purchase a signed copy of my book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes, here in my shop. you may also enjoy my online workshops in pattern drafting, sewing and crochet: http://calpatch.com/online-video-classes-with-cal/

if you dream of a handmade wardrobe but aren't up to making it yourself, i'm happy to do it for you. i am now offering *made to order* listings so you can order exactly the piece you want. you may wish to visit my *hodge podge handmade clothing* gallery to see more possibilities:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgepodgefarm/collections/72157625937509759/

questions? just send me a convo and i'm happy to help!

LEGGINGS FOR THE PEOPLE! have you seen my How-Tuesday articles on making your own leggings?

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-tuesday-design-sew-your-own-leggings/

of course, you could always just buy some right here, or arrange for me to make you a custom pair!

i also did a Square Dress tute for the Etsy blog:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/how-tuesday-square-dress/

i'm now offering crochet PDF patterns as well as finished goods. hook up your own *hodge podge* original design!

learn more at my website http://calpatch.com

and find out the story behind my handmade clothes on my About page right here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hodgepodgefarm/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 5, 2019

HOW can it be September already? technically it's still Summer but there's that definite Autumnal nip in the air here in the Hudson Valley of NY. the last of the tomatoes are being plucked from the garden, and it's nearly time to harvest the apples from our little Empire tree...

i'm starting to wear my long-sleeved smocks more, with leggings and maybe even a hoodie or fleece sweatshirt tunic on top. it's a great time to order one of my custom dresses in a heavy linen or flannel plaid, to wear now, and all Winter long with a long-sleeved T underneath. and maybe some full-length leggings to make an outfit? i can help you choose fabrics, either from my own shelf or one of my suppliers. just message me!

use code TWOISBETTERTHANONE to get 10% off when you order 2 dresses at the same time!

*hodge podge* is an ever-evolving collection of one-off home-grown pieces including women's clothing and accessories. all pieces are hand made by me, and no two are ever alike. i believe in making from scratch, repurposing, and leaving the tiniest footprint possible... wouldn't you like to wear something hand made with love??? i welcome custom orders too; just send me a convo.

i'm a big proponent of making your clothes yourself, (check out my book on how to draft your own sewing patterns, and see if i'm teaching near you some time soon! http://calpatch.com/classes/) but if you are not inclined, i'm here to make them for you! i can teach you how to make clothes! you can purchase a signed copy of my book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes, here in my shop. you may also enjoy my online workshops in pattern drafting, sewing and crochet: http://calpatch.com/online-video-classes-with-cal/

if you dream of a handmade wardrobe but aren't up to making it yourself, i'm happy to do it for you. i am now offering *made to order* listings so you can order exactly the piece you want. you may wish to visit my *hodge podge handmade clothing* gallery to see more possibilities:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgepodgefarm/collections/72157625937509759/

questions? just send me a convo and i'm happy to help!

LEGGINGS FOR THE PEOPLE! have you seen my How-Tuesday articles on making your own leggings?

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-tuesday-design-sew-your-own-leggings/

of course, you could always just buy some right here, or arrange for me to make you a custom pair!

i also did a Square Dress tute for the Etsy blog:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/how-tuesday-square-dress/

i'm now offering crochet PDF patterns as well as finished goods. hook up your own *hodge podge* original design!

learn more at my website http://calpatch.com

and find out the story behind my handmade clothes on my About page right here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hodgepodgefarm/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

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About

practical, modern handmade clothes for real people

i've been making my line of one-off pieces since 1998 when i opened my shop, Patch 155, on the Lower East Side of NYC. i figured i could commit to the label *hodge podge* because it would allow me to do almost anything, and i do like to dabble! i sew, crochet, draft patterns, embroider, spin yarn, knit, dye and print, and like to utilize as many of these processes as possible in one garment! i prefer to do things the old-fashioned way to create work that could never be mass-produced.

in my twenties i worked as a designer in the fashion industry, but was disenchanted with the reality of how garments are made so cheaply in factories overseas. i saw that the higher i progressed in that world, the less i would actually be making or designing. with that realization, i left and opened my own shop. it was there that i began teaching, first crochet and then sewing. after 4 years of shopkeeping i closed the store and opened one of the first indie craft schools in NYC. from there i began teaching at yarn & fabric shops and design studios around the city, and eventually wrote my first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes.

after 18 years of big city living, i finally escaped to the mini-farm of my dreams in the gorgeous Catskill mountains of New York. my studio has windows on three sides so i can see my chickens running around as i work, in addition to deer, hummingbirds and other wildlife. i love making custom pieces for people that they will wear in their daily life. i hope i can make something for you!

Shop members

  • cal patch

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    i have always been a Maker. as a kid i painted rocks and made woven ribbon barrettes, and sold (er, more like tried to sell) them door-to-door in my hand-painted wagon. now i make one-off artisanal handmade clothes that i hope will become heirlooms.

Production partners

  • Good Clothing Co.

    Mashpee, MA

    I am thrilled to have found a production partner in Good Clothing Co., a sewing facility who believes in ethical working conditions and sustainable production in the US. With their help, I'm able to make more clothes + focus on tasks only I can do!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2014
hello! thanks so much for visiting the *hodge podge* shop! we independent makers really appreciate your business, and want your experience to be fun and rewarding. please let me know if you have any questions!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
i want my customers to be happy with their purchase! if there is any problem, please notify me within 7 days of receipt. please note that all return and exchange shipments will be at the customer's expense.
Payment
i accept credit cards and Paypal. item will ship only after payment is received.
Shipping
i ship using USPS Priority Mail, which takes 2-3 business days. convo me in advance of purchase if you'd like to make other arrangements.

i also ship internationally by USPS Priority International, which takes 6-10 BUSINESS days. please convo me with your country and i will send you a shipping quote. please note that i am not responsible for duties or customs charges within your country.

i have made-to-order as well as ready-to-ship pieces in my shop. items that are indicated as "ready-to-ship" will be sent within 3 days of purchase, but usually the very next day. "made-to-order" items take 3-4 weeks to make and ship.

i CANNOT take responsibility for items lost in shipping, unless you want to add insurance to the package. this must be arranged in advance of purchase!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
i am now offering made-to-order listings! here's how it works:

1. choose the listing that best fits what you desire. the details (i.e. sleeve length, yoke style, etc) will be specified in the description. there is flexibility within each listing, but they are priced according to the details as posted. if you have questions before ordering, please ask!

2. choose your fabric from the *hodge podge fabric stockroom* over on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgepodgefarm/collections/72157630873863766/

i am still happy to create other custom pieces as long as they are within the realm of what i do. feel free to convo me with questions and i can create a special listing just for you!