Michelle Paganini and I have been following each other on social media for a while and recently connected via zoom. She is a fellow course creator and a great resource for simple, actionable and scalable sewing designs for upcycled products.
Michelle will share how she came to be an upcycle fashion designer and developed a line of upcycle sewing patterns for home sewists. Her flattering and wearable designs are best described as “arty and classic”. Her trunk show will leave you inspired and ready to create! Michelle will also demonstrate a simple upcycle.
Mentioned in this workshop:
What inspired the creation of an upcycle sewing business
How Paganoonoo patterns were developed and who benefits from the designs - Home sewists and people wanting to sell small batch upcycled clothing
Why the designs work well and are flattering for all figure types
Trunk Show of designs
Demonstration of a simple upcycle
Michelle is an upcycle educator, giving workshops, talks, creating upcycle sewing patterns, and one-of-a-kind upcycled garments.She has been a featured artist in Discarded to Divine, twice having her upcycled garments displayed at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, California. Her article Shirt Cuts - Upcycle yesterday’s fashions into original garments was published in Threads Magazine issue 177. She has appeared on several seasons of the PBS show It’s Sew Easy. She lives in San Jose, CA with her large family.
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