Finished at last …

 
A vintage damask tablecloth morphs into a drapey vest. Bound and appliqu├ęd with silk; lots of hand sewing! All naturally dyed.

A serendipitous find!

 
My Blue Label range is now well underway! I launched my eco fashions (upcycled retro and vintage) in May 2015; they feature the labels shown at left. My new range (entirely made by me) features the blue labels shown at right. I used them during the 80’s and 90’s for my children’s range of denim clothing of the same name, and rediscovered the leftovers in my storeroom just recently.

I had been wondering what to call the new eco fashion range – now I know!

Transformation

 
This upcycled pure silk top was pale pink originally; steamed for 2 hours after layering with red rhododendron flowers and red onion skins. The applique fabric was dyed in purple carrot water + alum, then layered with leaves and brown onion skins and steamed for 1.5 hours. Both were wrapped around a rusty trampoline spring.

Size – S