The Technique

Fabric Fabricates Fashion

Primary Research

The unique process I use was taught to me in my Sustainable Fashion Design class with Doris Treptow-Kovacs.

Thanks to:

Doris Treptow-Kovacs

The opportunity to take a class in Sustainable Fashion is life changing. After taking this class, you are forced to really think about world-wide effecting factors, every time you get dressed, go shopping, or decide to take care for or discard any of your no longer loved clothing.


Even though, my senior collection is not sustainable, you can see here it was inspired by sustainable practices.  It could be a very successful sustainable collection, with the right help and resources. 

Please see my Process page, where I dive into the challenge of being sustainable.

With that being said, I still do my very best at being sustainable with my materials.


This is my yarn color palette, some are more primary and some are used more secondarily.

Picture of all my thread!! and empty spools

I am planning on weaving all my wooden spools into a purse! or tote, depending on how many I end up with.

This material is the most fascinating to me, because it is only apart of the process and not the final piece. Yet it is the most expensive and most damaging to the environment, and thus far, most necessary to the creation of my fabric.

My Yarn is 100% Cotton. 

Sourced from, it is called Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima. 

This was captured from

**I would recommend washing my clothing in a 'laundry bag', made to help you wash delicates.

The numerous spools of thread I use (anywhere from 1-6 on any one piece,) are 100% organic cotton, from Peru. I get them from

The water-soluble fabric is unfortunately what makes this process unsustainable. I have searched and searched for other outlets but they are unavailable.


I have thought of some processes in my mind: if we use a cellulose base, and natural adhesive that looses its cohesiveness when exposed to water, and is thin enough to sew, we've got it!

Putting It All Together


Time and Patients


I ball my fabric

I cut my water-soluble fabric


I lay my yarn in an abrstract weave, on top of one layer of pre-cut water-soluble fabric.

I put the second layer on top of the fabric

I pin the fabric to sandwich the yarn


I sew the fabric in a grid like structure


Wash and Dry!

My favorite part is washing!

Hang dry or dry flat if possible