Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Street Fashion

RickRackUpcycled is having a flash fashion show this weekend at Portland, Maine's First Friday Art Walk. Models will strut their stuff and show off some truly beautiful upcycled clothing.
If you're in New England, this is a cool event within a cool event.
Please join us in Monument Square, Portland at 7:30 on Friday, July 1

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stencilling is a great ways to add new design elements
 to upcycled clothing. Stencils by their nature make
extremely flat images.
These photos, though hard to figure out, are stencils
shown in a new way. All of the stencils shown are cut from
acetate, except the hand shape which is made of cardboard. 
In their many printings ,each has been either sprayed with
paint or hand printed.  This leaves ghostly
 after-images around the openings.
 In these photographs, they overlap and are transformed
  into mysterious and beautiful abstact figures. .
                                                    Photographs by Sean Parrott-Wolfe

Monday, June 20, 2011


reverse applique on Like Moths to a Flame shirt

mountain goat dress with vintage buttons

jacket details

Block Printing tools of the trade

I've been cutting new blocks and stencils for Summer clothes. It's so cool to see the magic of printing. You're never sure exactly how the print will come out and yet it's almost always something workable if not outright pleasing. I'm starting to over-dye or tea-stain some pieces as well. Really nice look.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Once again I've strayed from upcycling to show you something else connected to eco friendly fashion
Don't miss this video by the IOU PROJECT! Simple and inspiring work

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


                                                                                                                                                                             This is the first of the new slip dresses.Vintage lace, gauze, sheers, linen, anything airy and feminine with just a slight edge to it. Cream colored vintage slip, peach bias cut rayon, and crisp white, bias cut cotton are all in process. Perfect layered party dresses that are unique and fun.



new hoodie

Sunday, June 5, 2011

   My tee designs are headed for upcycling. Different sleeves maybe, hoods ,skirts? This could or should be this week's project (after unpacking from the Burlington Craft Fair)
   Then of course there are those slip dresses ready to be made. Found lots of lace doilies at the church rummage sale and can't wait to use them. I promised myself the posting of more photos each week and lace will appear in them no doubt.