The top I recycled. It was an old t-shirt that I already owned and I wanted to remake it so that I would wear it more. Therefore I made it into a tube top and I used bleach to dye certain parts of it.
The skirt I made from scratch without a pattern. It has a hidden zipper on the side. I hand embroidered blue snaked with an orange chevron pattern on the front and orange snakes with blue chevron on the back. One white vertical line goes down the left and right side of the skirt.
This was my first commissioned piece of clothing that I’ve made. I was given a stiff cotton to make the shirt. It is size 12 and has a button closure in the back. I used a pattern to make this.
This button down was apart of the same commission as the t-shirt. It was made with that same stiff cotton and I used a store bought pattern. It is long sleeve, has a collar, cuffs and nine hand sewn buttons.
This shirt is made from a cotton fabric with Barbie designs on it. The top is one long piece of fabric that crosses in the back and ties in the front. There’s also a scarf made of the same material that can be worn in many different ways, as a simple chocker, tied in a bow, etc.
I bought this t-shirt and I created the design on the back with fabric paint. The background depicts a calm natural scene while in the foreground a menacing snake imposes on the utopia.
I bought this shirt too and used fabric paint and pen to make the design on the back of the shirt.
I bought this flannel button down and embroidered the names of some of my favorite musicians on the back with purple thread.
The first one starting from the top was made from black cord and silver chain. It has a moon charm hanging in the middle. I added the clasp and end chain to the cord.
The second necklace was made from a metal dog leash. I attached the clasp at the end and the pendant.
The third necklace was from the same dog leash. I attached the clasp and and the two big rings at the end.
The fourth necklace was already a necklace but it had charms hanging off it. I detached all the charms and added the clasp and end chain.
For the second one from the bottom, I attached the clasp and end chain to the black cord. The gold loops in the middle were from a bracelet that I took apart and strung through the cord.
The last necklace at the bottom of the photo was made from a dog leash. I attached the clasp at the end and all the other pendants. I attached blue pendants in-between dangling chains that varied in length. The major adornment in the middle was from a necklace that I took apart and attached to the leash.
I created this jacket without a pattern. It is made from waxed cotton and quilted cotton. This piece is movable art with a social statement on the back. I ironed on a car and individually ironed the words “Don’t Text and Drive” on the back. The jacket has a quilted hood and pockets in the front.
This piece is called “Ex-Bellarina.” All the materials in this piece were from a prom dress that I repurposed. This was made without a pattern and has a zipper on the side of the dress. This dress was tutu inspired but I put a grungy spin on it with the belt ends hanging low and uneven and the transparent sleeves. I modeled this with black eye shadow and a chocker, holding ballet shoes carelessly in my hand and ironically pointing my toe.
For two years, I had my own jewelry company. It was called BisouBijoux. I advertised my product on Instagram and I mostly sold to people that went to my school. I handmade all my products, took all the product photos, created the packaging and hand delivered my product. The Instagram page has since been deleted however I still do commissions on the regular.