Current student Michelle Paganini will be speaking at 11:30 on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Michelle has been actively re-purposing men’s dress shirts for a while now. Her talk will inspire us all as we consider our contest, Play it Again!

Her article, “Shirt Cuts, Upcycle Yesterday’s Fashions Into Original Garments,” has just been published in the March 2015 edition of Threads Magazine. She also created a pattern company, Paganoonoo, and has launched 3 sewing patterns for upcycling men’s shirts.

Michelle describes upcycling as:

Upcycling is the process of transforming existing materials into something new and better, typically through the addition of labor and/0r materials. Think of Cinderella’s gown being transformed by the mice and birds.

You can learn more about Michelle on her blog.

Join us on February 25, 2015. Bring a lunch and be inspired!