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Austin Fashion Week

Austin Fashion Week – Photo by Jeffrey Fry

So it’s been a while since I shared what I have been working on.  May was all about wedding dresses and re-invintaging for a few stores.  June was recovery from wedding dresses and helping out a few friends with their projects (solving the problems of others is often better than tackling one’s own). July was  a complete hodgepodge of vintage, menswear, and everything under the sun  (Everyday is an adventure in my workroom) . August involved more troubleshooting with designers, a massive restoration project involving a 1940’s cape  and 2 dresses that belonged to a famous singer, teaching a class, and attending few fashion week events.

The dress I am wearing in the photo was re-invintaged. I made it back in April.  It started out as a very small maxi skirt from the 60’s (I think).  I managed to salvage enough fabric (there were a few stains and a hole) to make a sheath dress.  The dress was a hit Thursday night at the Driskill.  I told my friend Anslee that I would wear my fanciest dress for her runway show.

Stay tuned for the details on a few of my long-term projects. For those of you interested in learning  a thing or two about re-invintaging or upcycling garments, I am teaching a class called “Creative Hacks” on September 2nd.