From Scratch

In this series first, the vintage jackets are deconstructed; taken apart entirely while the closures, pockets and zippers are put aside intact. What is left is cut into strips of different widths. These strips are sewn together and now form a new, hand-crafted, fabric. I then make a pattern for the sewn “new” material and fabricate a completely new jacket. The variety of colors and textures used are much more interesting when renewed and the color of the stitching adds a different dimension altogether. The detailing - collars, closures and patch or zipper pockets - I had put aside from the deconstructed jackets go back onto the new jackets. Fun details like little zippers on the backside or on the sleeves form interesting new accents. Each work is a unique, one of a kind piece from my own hand.