Open and Adjust
Garments can be reworked to meet changing needs. The knowledge and skills to open up a garment and adjust it to fit enrich and embolden society. They remind us about ingenuity and resourceful possibility and help replace consumption with action.
"What I’m wearing today is something that I picked up from the thrift store actually. The dress is hot pink with a little bow on the front, sort of an old-fashioned dress, empire waist and it flares out A-line. I changed the back of it, I did a re-alter. It had a pleat in the back but I thought it wouldn’t be flattering for me, so I closed the pleat and I altered the top to make that fit … I did it last night and I made this last night, I just put it together."
Marin City - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green