I start with vintage Japanese silks and kimonos. I remove the stitches, clean and ready them for their new life. My tools are scissors, a needle and thread. I cut, sew, piece, applique and bead until the design is right. I know I am finished when the fabrics, shapes and colors balance and the composition is complete. I believe in the craft of fine sewing. I use classic sewing techniques to sew my clothes. I prefer simple and refined silhouettes to highlight my designs and maximize wearability.
Portland, OR 97213