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Upcycled Fashion


I took my own advice today…see the motto at the top of the website page…and created this…

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This is called upcycling!

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13 thoughts on “Upcycled Fashion

  1. lovely work….your fabrics are ‘delicious’ and look very soft and touchable, and the colour choices work so well together. Did you hand stitch or machine? Love the celtic motifs at centre front…a worthy piece to hang in the goddess wardrobe!

  2. Just amazing Colette. You will feel so proud and beautiful when you wear this. I’m in awe at your creative design and sewing talents.

  3. 100% BEAUTIFUL! The fabrics are delicious and the design is inspired. A wonderful way to use that anger and disappointment. Make something beautiful with it and see that it is good. Congratulations!

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