About My Deconstructed & Reworked  Projects ...

I am a former shopaholic who created my new, eclectic wardrobe 
without buying any new pieces for one year. 

How? It started with facing a packed closet and still feeling like I had nothing to wear.

The Problem: The fit wasn't right or I liked a piece, but it was just missing that something special that could take it from a like to love.

My Solution: I got tired of being frustrated and decided to something about it. I had no sewing skills, but figured that I had nothing to lose (I already spent the money). I tried some minor alterations sewing by hand. Then I taught myself the sewing basics via YouTube videos and an eBook.

More About My Deconstructed & Reworked Projects

I developed a love for deconstructing and reworking pieces that I purchased but rarely (or never) wore. I like to call them my Bermuda Triangle Pieces (the items that were forgotten and lost in the back of the closet/drawer).

I experiment often, using my creative vision (a skill I tapped into often for marketing projects) and trial & error ... My approach is that I already had purchased my items. Why not add my own "flavor" so that I can get my money's worth out of them?

I'm not a skilled designer or seamstress. I'm a brainstormer who taught myself the basics of sewing via an eBook and YouTube videos. I occasionally make mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes come out better than my original vision. The key is that I trust myself and am open to creative experimentation (I use the same approach when making my face/hair/body products.).

My deconstructed and reworked projects have quickly become a creative outlet ... where I can test my creative limits. Seeing the final results of my vision truly gives me joy.