Bia Bernum

Vinyl Patchwork T-shirt Poncho

  • $85.00
Item Description:

Upcycled using assorted fabrics from t-shirts this funky poncho has is a tribute to vinyl records. Turn inside out to wash. Machine wash cold on gentle cycle with a small amount of detergent and no fabric softener.

About the Artist:

I was lucky to have been raised by creative parents. My mom owned her own sewing/alterations business (who was also a big fan of thrift stores/junk shops), so it's no surprise that I love being in my sewing room and in thrift stores and at estate sales. After I graduated from college and began working in higher education (I'm a college professor), I realized that I needed a hobby to⁠ help me get through the semester (it's fun, but...then there's grading!). In 2005, my hobby became my creative alter-ego, Ms. Elaineous.⁠ All of this eventually blossomed into a passion for combining art, sewing, shopping (second-hand), and conservation; I take pre-owned items and turn them into more eco-friendly fashion. My work is all about giving a second life to tees, linens, fabric, and quilts by making them into unique patchwork coats, ponchos, belts, bags and other accessories. It’s my way of making fashion sustainable and special—each piece has its own story and style. This isn’t just⁠ about looking good; it’s about making a positive change in how we think about clothes and accessories

Product Details:
  • One size fits most. Measurements are based on the garment laying flat.
  • Body Length: 26"
  • Body Width: 46"
  • Bust: 46"
  • Sleeve length: 20"
  • Sleeve opening: 9"