I really love making these kimonos. Well, they aren’t strictly kimonos, but a floaty summer layer inspired by. They are made from saris, sarongs and any other reusable fabric that comes my way. The trimmings I do buy new from my travels, the rest is all upcycled goodness.
Its a definite winner for the festival season. Put it on over your spandex, pair it with a headdress and you are ready to go!
If you want to get your hands on any of these one of a kind pieces before they go, get in touch. These is only one of each!
Sometimes you might find a piece of fabric, a garment or in this case a ripped rag rug in a charity shop that you don’t know what to do with to start with, but later on it becomes clear why you picked it up. Yes it was ripped but the colours was so yummy I couldn’t see it go to waste. A few weeks passed and one day I looked at it and I knew exactly what I was going to make out of it. Hand bags!
After trimming off the ripped part I cut the remaining rag-rug into four equal pieces and ran them through the overlocker to seal the edges. I wanted to give match the cotton rag rug with something luxurious. Like raw silk, which I had from an old curtain that I salvaged. Again after trimming off the sun damaged part, I had just enough to line the bags with. Completed with handles made from trimmings salvaged from old saris.
Well here they are. Same same but different as they say.
They will all be available at a festival near you.
Making someones wedding dress is always a little nerve wrecking. The pressure to get it right and everything else that goes with it.
But I loved the challenge of making this dress for my very stylish friend Chani.
We chose a 1940’s Vogue pattern and used the reverse matt side of this amazing (but very slippery) silk fabric.
She looked stunning!