This design came about after a friend (who had three children under the age of six) gave me her beautiful silk drapes that she had just replaced. She said that I would have to cut around the multitude of baby food stains (this was true), but thought that I might be able to piece something together with the remaining silk. The following design is the result, which was entered into the Clothing and Textiles sustainability division of the Marin County Fair winning 1st place in the dresses category.

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