Raggedy Ends:

Up-cycled, reconstructed clothing

Raggedy Ends reconstructed, upcycled clothing on display

Raggedy Ends is a line of reconstructed, up-cycled, gently worn clothing. Seams are cut, sleeves removed, hems frayed, ruffles and lace attached, ribbon flowers stitched on, and ta da! A “new” chic garment — blouse, top or jacket — is created.

In an environmentally-sensitive culture, recycling makes complete sense. Couple that with artistically inspired,unique, one-of-a-kind clothing and you have a winning combination.

After sewing personally for over 45 years along with learning garment construction during college, which demanded exact and precise tailoring, it is fun to reconstruct and deconstruct deliberately to make hems uneven, encourage raveling and create loose and raggedy ends.

The reconstructed and up-cycled tops and jackets feature punchy embellishments, frayed edges, asymmetrical lines all coming together for a flirty, “la boheme” feminine touch.

As these items are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, they can be seen by appointment at Fernwood Studio. They are also shown at local arts and crafts show on Bainbridge Island, WA. See our schedule for places and dates. Sizes are S-M-L and most tops run about $35.

If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.

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A display of Raggedy Ends clothing at Bainbridge Island's Christmas in the Country holiday fair (above). Below left, vintage lace top with velvet yo-yos, and below right, a teal velvet top trimmed with fabric bow.

Below left, crushed sateen top adorned with vintage lace; below right, lovely brown velvet sets off wide vintage lace.