Pearl Red Moon, wear my art

All the clothes are designed, printed and made by me
I literally make the patterns, cut the fabric, print and embellish and make up every garment.

Textiles are the fabric of my life. I have been seeking out and collecting wonderful fabrics for over 30 years. I’m particularly attracted to textiles of exotic colour, pattern and texture. All that is tribal, oriental or ethnic will excite me. Embellishment, layering, embroidery, applique, stitchery and richness are gorgeous to me. In 2001 I backpacked solo around India and Nepal for a couple months seeking out glorious fabrics. The textile traditions of india and Africa are awesome and I supplicate to them in reverence.

The internet has shrunk the world since the beginning of this century and I can now source embroideries, silks and printed fabrics in quantity from the internet from sellers overseas. I also scour local and international ebay for fabulous vintage offerings. Thrift shops, recycle shops and market sellers are often a great source for the gorgeous and unusual.

I also collect plain coloured cottons and knits which I alter with painting, stencilling, applique and other kinds of embellishment. Manufactured garments are cannabalised for their print or interesting textile - as in knitting, laces or crotchet.

Stitch it all together and …..WEAR MY ART!!!

CONSTRUCTION METHODS – IMPORTANT! Every purchaser please read this!
I am a trade certified patternmaker and sample machinist but I no longer use conventional methods of garment construction. Looking carefully at the pictures provided you can expect to see raw edges, seams on the outside and other unusual finishes. I rarely use an overlocker, more typically seams will be overlaid and stitched with a wide zigzag. This means the insides of the garments have a very neat and seam free appearance as there are no seam allowances protruding. Garments stitched like this are in fact very strongly constructed, you will never have a split seam!

There are 3 ranges I offer:

“Pearl Red Moon – art to wear” – a unique one a kind garment I never repeat. Sent to you within 2 days of purchasing.

“Boho Banjo” - a garment made to order from the picture. These are generally very short runs (2-6?) depending on how much of the fabric I have, how quickly I’m bored with the style or if no-one buys it! I’ll often design in a series, tweaking the colours, stencilling and fabrics, so that the designs are similar but no two garments are exactly the same. Within Australia allow up to 10 days for delivery, I will notify you by email when your item is despatched.

“Boho Banjo – repurposed” – these are garments I’ve reconstructed from used/recycled clothes. Re made, painted, stencilled, altered, embellished and often combined with new fabrics. These are necessarily unique and one off. Sent to you within 2 days of purchasing

For the Boho Banjo range I make in 2 standard sizes, please specify if you want MEDIUM or LARGE when ordering.

I am able to make to order if you send me your measurements. There is a $10 surcharge for this special service.

MEDIUM = Bust : 100 -110cm equates to Australian size 16-20
LARGE = Bust : 110 - 130cm equates to Australian size 20-22
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Pearl Red Moon - Boho Banjo