8: From Circus Performers to the Roller Derby: Upcycling Fashion with Designer Valerie of astitchinlife
“Just try it. You’re not going to lose!”
Valerie of astitchinlife specializes in designing upcycled women’s and kids’ fashions, homemade toys, and home decor. Her work is one-of-a-kind and vintage-inspired. She has worked as a costume designer in the theater with famed designer Bob Mackie, and even designed costumes for aerial performers, circus performers, roller derby teams, and orchestra musicians!
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS & TAKEAWAYS:
- Tips to upcycling kids’ clothes.
- How Valerie sells her upcycled fashion designs on Esty, Poshmark, and at a local vintage shop.
- Her thrifting plan of attack: best days to shop, sales, departments, and more.