How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles?
How long have you been sewing?
How and why did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?
Learning to sew using different fabrics and I like the sustainability/economic options from thrifting.
Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?
Grew up with a lot of hand-me downs and always wanted to make them my own but didn’t have the means. Got a sewing machine 3 years ago and started with dog Bandanas, bow ties, and ties for pets on Etsy/Instagram.. then finally decided 3 months ago to start clothing for myself when I lost my job because of Covid.
What type of clothing do you like to create and why?
Vintage clothing- it’s my style.
What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?
I don’t have a favourite yet. I’ve made a romper from curtains, few dresses from bed sheets and tablecloths.. I’ve just been practicing and learning with all different thrifted material! I love it - so addicted.
What was your favorite project?
My Jane Bennet dress from Pride and prejudice and I am working on a Belle dress from beauty and the beast.
Thank You Stephanie for sharing your creations with us!
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Olga O'Shea -- B. C.
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