Upcycler Spotlight #10: Faye Elaine--Liverpool, United Kingdom

Updated: Nov 9



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My readers always ask:

​Do you know of 'Other Upcyclers/Refashioners' ?

So I decided to showcase a new profile each week, spotlighting an amazing textile creator from around the world.

I hope you enjoy this page as much as I do!


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Faye Elaine--20

Liverpool - United Kingdom


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Faye's Creations & Interview:








This silver dress was made from a curtain that my nan had given me. I wanted to go for a more fancy look to make it look like it wasn’t made from a curtain. 








How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles?

2 years

How long have you been sewing?

3 years.





This red dress was made from a tablecloth that my mum had given me to work with, I went for a 20s inspired look.







How did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?

I got into upcycling when I didn’t want to buy unsustainable fabric anymore, I started off with a few old clothes from my wardrobe and reworked them and from then it’s all’s I use, old curtains, bed sheets and clothes. It also makes my ideas flow when I can think of the possibilities for something which you wouldn’t have thought could be a new design.







This pink dress was also a curtain but inspired by Mary Poppins Returns. The costume designer hand painted their costumes so I took the inspiration from that.







Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?

It’s a sustainable way of making Clothes. I like the way we can make something new and loved from something old and unloved. I get a lot of curtains or old clothes from family and friends and love to show them how I have changed what they gave me.







This orange dress was made from silk from Thailand that my name had given me. 









What type of clothing do you like to create and why?

I like to create casual clothing but costumes and gowns are more interesting and fun to make because there’s so much different work that goes into them.








This top is my brand Eve & Elaine. I have sourced sustainable fabrics and making children’s clothes with these fabrics. 









What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?

Curtains or bed sheets are always great because it’s just like a big piece of fabric which can be made into anything however using other clothing can be more inspiring because they can already have sewing manipulations on already.






The purple princess inspired one was made from a cotton bed sheet and chiffon which was given to me by my boyfriends mum when they were cleaning out the attic.








What was your favorite project?

I made a silver gown out of a curtain my nan had given me. It was my favourite because I stepped out my comfort zone to do it and it made me think of more creative ideas for future projects. https://www.instagram.com/p/CEAIeiUpQIr/?igshid=mwsfix5wf04g









This dress was made from 2 tablecloths and designed into an 18th Century style with a ribbon corset in the back 









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THANK YOU


Faye Elaine!

FOR SHARING YOUR STORY


& UPCYCLES WITH US!


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