Friday, January 30, 2015


was recently given a suitcase full of clothes from a friend. She knew that I would be able to put them to good use. There were half a dozen jackets, some pants and a stack of suits. Most of it I really wouldn't wear as they were.

The first thing that springs to mind usually works for me. I imagined them all cut up and rearranged. Suits becoming layered and converted into new items. It is old territory for me and something I really wanted to revisit.

I jumped in yesterday and started attacking the clothes with scissors. Here is the result so far. Some of the pieces are already sewn together but there is still a long way to go. 

I'll be posting as I go along, so perhaps show an insight into the way I work. Projects like this require no patterns or even sketches. I just drape the fabric or fold and pin. 

And yes, that is a man-skirt.

Deconstructed/ Reconstructed: