Fashion, design & sustainability // teacher / researcher / designer

Eco-fashion collections

Last night I went to an exhibition ‘Stitch Made Hands’ in Surry Hills, of photography, fashion and illustration. Fellow ex-UTS-ite Rachael was showing her latest collection of couture garments, so I went along.     Rachael Cassar creates couture garments from luxury salvaged fabrics – leather, silk, lace… Her pieces are hand-embellished with thousands of …

Sun hats in winter

This week was more birthdays, and so I made a couple of sunhats for kids as gifts. They are reversible, plain one side, printed the other. The two prints I sourced online were very sweet, a snakes and ladders design with dogs and monkeys performing tricks, and a little Holly Hobby design.

Reckless with jersey

This week I turned to old jersey for my experimenting. I tried pairing viscose with cotton for a draping cowl-like neckline. I also tried remaking an existing pattern in a cotton jersey. The original pattern was developed for a vest in a silk suiting…now its a bit sportier! If I can perfect my shapes and …

Toiling away

I have been working on the patterns and toile for a quilted vest and hood, with mixed results… It all looked so good in my head, yet the toiles still need a lot of work. The vest sits funny, needs to be longer and the finishing idea on the hood looks dodgy! Although a simple …