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Life After Death

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The purpose of Life After Death was to explore using the seam allowances and hems from Eileen Fisher garments in the creation of new textiles and to create a fully biodegradable garment using only natural textiles and threads that could be composted after use. Inspiration was taken from rock formations found in the rural Flint Hills of Kansas and the cyclical nature of life, decomposition, death and rebirth. The vest was created by sewing one-inch-wide channels through two pieces of silk organza, with water dissolvable stabilizer in-between the two layers. The vest pattern was then cut out of the silk organza and cotton, linen, rayon, and silk seam allowances and hems from deconstructed second hand garments were used to stuff the channels.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Life After Death

The purpose of Life After Death was to explore using the seam allowances and hems from Eileen Fisher garments in the creation of new textiles and to create a fully biodegradable garment using only natural textiles and threads that could be composted after use. Inspiration was taken from rock formations found in the rural Flint Hills of Kansas and the cyclical nature of life, decomposition, death and rebirth. The vest was created by sewing one-inch-wide channels through two pieces of silk organza, with water dissolvable stabilizer in-between the two layers. The vest pattern was then cut out of the silk organza and cotton, linen, rayon, and silk seam allowances and hems from deconstructed second hand garments were used to stuff the channels.

 

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