Friday, July 1, 2011

{Fabric Friday} CourtneyCourtney...

Courtney Chu is a magician with repurposed or "upcycled" textiles. She creates unique, "visually striking", & comfy pieces of art to wear. This lady knows her stuff when it comes to designing these cool clothes. Her background includes an Industrial Design major from Carnegie Mellon University & she has a full time job as a product designer for a children's rainwear & accessory company. She masterfully creates clothes that show her enthusiasm for  design, sewing, upcycling, & textiles. 

I recently sent Courtney a few of my "oops" prints for her to incorporate into her designs & I LOVE what she came up with. I really want this first dress in my size! 
("oops" prints: are prints that have irregularities in either the fabric they are printed on or in the screenprinting.)

KLT owl image used from this.

KLT owl image used from this.

KLT nest image used from this & owl image from this

KLT dog image from this.

I'm so thrilled that our paths crossed & I look forward to sending more prints her way in the future. If you are interested in purchasing some of her creations, make sure you sign up for Courtney's emails here so you can see fun new photoshoots & all of the new courtneycourtney dresses that are available for purchase. Thanks for the inspiration Courtney! I love to see KLT through your eyes.  Check out courtneycourtneyon FB too! 
(all images property of Courtney Chu)

Happy 4th of July weekend (or Canada Day weekend) everyone!


  1. This is fantastic! What a great collaboration! I hope to see more of this :)

  2. She's great! I love the orange dog dress. Such a sensible and creative way to use fabric offcuts. I love the whole idea!

  3. I love this whole idea too. Courtney does fantastic work! :)

  4. Wow, these are so cool! What a great way to upcycle. And man, she turns out amazing clothes! They look so comfortable and easy care. Your designs look amazing Kristin!



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