Apparel and Textile Design Projects

My apparel design projects often focus around swimming, upcycling (such as using the scraps from one project as the material for another), and comfort. Swimming inspired both the functional and aesthetic qualities of several projects. I was inspired to address functional needs of swimmers when I designed novel swimming-related garments, formal clothing made to fit swimmers' bodies, and upcycled training swimsuits. I was inspired by the aesthetic qualities of water in my hand-dyed swimming-inspired textile collection and in my collection of formal clothing for swimmers. I also enjoy making casual athletic clothing, crocheting blankets, and designing functional apparel.