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; hand sewing them. Then I taught myself the basics of using a sewing machine 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 am not a trained designer or seamstress. I'm a brainstormer who taught myself the basics of sewing in order to transform my ideas into reality. I occasionally make mistakes, but sometimes those mistakes come out better than the original vision. The key is that I trust myself and stay 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:
    1. Test my creative limits. Seeing the final results of my vision truly gives me joy.
    2. Add my personal stamp to each project ... Making sure that each piece reflects my eclectic, funky style.
    3. Ensure that each project fits well and is functional. The original, primary motivation behind my reworks was fit and function ... to create pieces that I don’t need to adjust or worry about ... items that I can wear with confidence.
    4. Turn each item into a one-off, unique creation that I love and wear often ... I like to call it upping the reach factor (It’s also called lowering the cost per wear...an industry term.).