Clay Patchcraft Silk Dress

Clay Patchcraft Silk Dress


100% raw silk patchwork, dyed with dozens of different plants.

Bias cut, size Small, slight gathering at shoulders, scooped shirttail hem. Raw edge hem, all interior seams are clean finished with overlock stitch. Last two photos show the process and draping of this dress, before being overdyed.


This series of garments makes use of scrap fabrics collected over many years by transmuting this “waste” (generally discarded by manufacturers after the garment is cut out) into a valuable byproduct by patchworking them together into a new material of its own. Creating from this recomposed fabric closes the cycle from fiber to garment and back again, and allows the process to be closer to zero waste, much like composting. The wide variety of scrap sizes and colors also allows for the opportunity of new compositions to be discovered, and the quantities available inform the way the garment is constructed.


Measurements taken with garment laying flat, double for total circumference.

BUST: 16” (bias cut stretches to about 19”)

WAIST: 24”


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