Slow Fashion Show

  

I was madly finishing my entries for this today and just made it to the post office in time. Should be a great event – can’t wait!

Click here to find out more about this exciting event.

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.

Slow and steady wins the race!

 
Hand basted silk binding on a commission order – a drapey vest made out of a vintage damask tablecloth from the client’s collection, which I first eco dyed. The basting will be removed later. 

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!

Lots of unpicking!

 
I’m rather glad this is done! I did nearly as much unpicking as I did sewing. Worth it in the end …

This is a metamorphic garment which can be worn either as a skirt or harem pants. Fabrics: eco dyed cotton; found wool and gaberdine remnants. Hand sewn hems and top stitching.