Pie in the Sky

Monday, November 21, 2011

Whilst browsing handmade vintage fabric clothing store Pie in the Sky, one can't help but fall in love with this gorgeous blue patchwork teatowel skirt. We have to find out more..

Upcycled Vintage Linen Tea Towel Patchwork A Line Womens Skirt Blue

Upcycled Vintage Linen Tea Towel Patchwork A Line Womens Skirt Blue
Upcycled Vintage Linen Tea Towel Patchwork Skirt $79

Made from vintage and souvenier linen tea towels patchwoked
together to create a unique and one off piece of wearable art. (Size 12)

Sarah, the designer behind A Pie in the Sky shares some of her history, thoughts, and future ideas for her label, with Recycled Fashion readers ...

Can you tell us about your clothing line Pie in the Sky?

Pie in the Sky has evolved over about 10 years. Initially it was knitwear made from thrifted and upcycled/recycled yarns. I still do knit from time to time but have since taught myself to spin and dye. So I now combine the natural with the recycled. When pregnant with my children(I am mother to twins) I taught myself to sew. That was about three years ago now...time flies! Starting with childrens clothing made from recycled/vintage fabrics and upcycled vintage linens. Naturally moving on to womens clothing, I started making my patchwork tea towel range from vintage linen/cotton tea towels. I also love to use recycled vintage fabrics, embroidery and tablecloths. I also make a range of eco friendly bird mobiles for the home, using all recycled materials. So I guess Pie in the Sky is an outlet for my everchanging and growing creative pursuits. I hope others enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy making them.

When did you start sewing?
I started sewing about 3 years ago.

When did you decide to start selling your work?
I have always sold my work. Taking part in exhibitions and doing markets to promote my label/handmade products. Only recently opening my online Etsy and Madeit stores as it allows me to work from home and care for my children.

Why is it important for you to use recycled fabric?
The use of recycled fabrics has never been a conscious decision...it's something that I have always done since my teenage years. I have always enjoyed op shopping. You never know what you'll find. "One mans trash is another mans treasure" and that certainly applies to me. I love the quality, the colours ,the prints and the history that comes along with the fabrics and linens that I use in my work. I also find it amazing that people discard things so easily. Things that are beautiful.

Do you have a job secondary to Pie in the Sky?
I am firstly a full time mother to my gorgeous twins, Alice and Henry.

Upcycled Handmade Patchwork Linen Tea Towel OOAK A-line Shirt
Upcycled Handmade Patchwork Linen Tea Towel OOAK A-line Shirt, $81

Sarah, we don't know how you find the time to create an entire clothing range, whilst caring for your twins, but we're happy that you do! Thank you so much for sharing your story, and wishing you all the best for Pie in the Sky.


1 comment:

Mongs said...

very cute skirt. Thanks for sharing this link. I like the story behind their brand. I find people who are environmentally conscious very admirable and inspiring.


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