New from the Tattered Goddess Collection, the headpiece is made using Kayla's "Treasured Bits" of silks, saved from nearly 40 years of creating one-of-a-kind garments. The top and vest are variations from the Panel Vest Pattern #918 using vintage lace and a Japanese obi. photo by Mike Chase
Santa Fe Tunic
From the Tattered Goddess Collection this tunic is made using Kayla's "treasured Bits" of hand-dyed and vintage silks sewn together with a three-thread roll-hem technique with the seams exposed and small "Bits" included here and there.photo by Mike Chase
Treasured Bits Neckpiece
Inspired by "bins of treasured bits", Kayla decided to begin creating special pieces and challenged herself to design 101 items using them. This was the first, they are available at Gallery Art-to-Wear shops such as; "The Real Mother Goose" in Portland, Oregon and "Artifax" in Sonoma, Ca.
Tattered Goddess Jacket
Harvest colors inspired by the vineyards of Sonoma County in the Fall of 2014, Kayla created the Tattered Goddess Collection of garments using her collection of luscious, mostly hand-dyed silks. This garment is available for purchase, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (scarf is a separate piece) Photo by Mike Chase
Treasured Bits Summer Scarves
A variety of scarves made using Kayla's "Treasured Bits" of hand-dyed and vintage fabrics and nylon tulle. For workshops or to purchase scarves, contact: email@example.com. photo by Mike Chase
Tattered Goddess Shawl
Panels of exquisite silks, lace and vintage fabrics are sewn together using Kayla's three-thread roll-hem technique with small bits added along the seam to create this Winter Scarf or Shawl. photo by Mike Chase
Tattered Goddess Art-Doll-1
Sculpted of polymer clay, the hands, face and feet are painted to look vintage, the hair is a linen yarn, the body is cotton batting wrapped on a wire armature. (doll=10") Available for purchase $900. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org photo by Mike Chase
Tattered Goddess-Art Doll 2
Sculpted of polymer clay, the hands, face and feet are painted to look vintage, the hair is a linen yarn, the body is cotton batting wrapped on a wire armature. Fabrics include vintage kimono pieces (doll=9" tall) photo by Mike Chase
Tattered Goddess-Art Doll 3
Sculpted of polymer clay, the hands, face and feet are painted to look vintage, the hair is a linen yarn, the body is cotton batting wrapped on a wire armature. Fabrics include vintage kimono and lace (doll=9") Available for purchase $800. contact: email@example.com photo by Mike Chase
Abstract Fabric Collage
Pieces of (mostly) silks are pinned to a backing then secured in place by stitching. Kayla's Abstract Fabric Collage technique is featured in Threads Magazine Issue 94, Dec/Jan 1999 & 2000 and also as a CD with how-to video clips $40.
A-List Tunic Pattern
Kayla's newest pattern, the A-List Tunic is a tunic with a drapey flounce wrapped around to create an asymmetrical hemline. Side slit and wide ties (front to back) make for a unique look and flattering fit. This pattern looks great made in rayon, silk, lightweight wool jersey and for a more formal look; in lace. Pattern available at www.sewingpatterns.com
Kayla, wearing the A-List Tunic (pattern # 0225) made of shibori-dyed rayon.
Pattern available at www.sewingpatterns.com
Angel Top-Pattern # 1226
This is the original Angel Top made of hand-dyed silk chiffon and embroidered with a digitized design. Each panel is finished with a roll-hem edge and connected with a decorative dot (embroidered). The Angel Top pattern includes instructions for 4 different seaming techniques (including traditional). pattern available at www.sewingpatterns.com
Paris Evening Coat 2
This beautiful silk/rayon velvet is printed with a gold metalic design and available at www.thaisilks.com. The lining and top are made with traditional fabric from Viet Nam. The coat panels are lined and each panel connected with dyed pearls.
Paris Evening Coat
From the pages of Threads Magazine; Kayla wrote an article about Modular Design and her unique seaming techniques. This garment was made of hand-dyed cut velvet, lined with silk and each seam connected with a pearl every inch. The pattern #303 is available at www.sewingpatterns.com
Lanai Tunic-Perennial Pant
Printed silk chiffon tunic, in two layers across the bodice, with cut-out shoulders is paired with a full leg rayon pant. This resort-wear outfit is made using Kayla's patterns, available at www.sewingpatterns.com
This elegant hand-dyed cut-velvet and burn-out silk satin top is made using Kayla's pattern # 425, available at www.sewingpatterns.com
Kayla Studio set-up
Nothing like a clean/organized and well set-up studio to keep the creative juices flowing! Kayla has many metal wire racks and shelves to hold the "Treasured Bits" of hand-dyed and other special remnants from nearly 40 years of creating one-of-a-kind clothing, all within view, but organized and beautiful.
Piles of colorful ribbons, hundreds of small square pieces of tulle, and sewing machines were ready Tuesday afternoons for ages 2 to 12 for design and sew lessons. As you can see, many happy little kids got a taste of the joy of designing and the overview and hands-on techniques of the sewing machine.
I'm Free Lady
This free-motion embroidered design is only 6 inches tall, created for Bernina Sewing Machine Company using the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR- foot attachment) for their promotional materials in 2006.
Tattered Goddess Tie Jacket
Sewn in panels using the three-thread roll-hem technique, Kayla used many luscious hand-dyed and printed fabrics to create this jacket, either worn open or cross and tied. This is part of the Tattered Goddess Collection made in 2014.