Stone sheds vintage gear
VINTAGE clothing collected from around the globe and worn onstage by Julia Stone will be on sale at today's Sew and Tell handmade and hand-me-down festival in Bangalow.
Stone, who went through a stage of never wearing the same dress twice on stage, said she liked the fact other people would get to enjoy the dresses.
Her love of vintage dresses started at Portobello Markets in London.
"From then I found that wherever I went, I would search out vintage shops and markets," she said.
"So the dresses come from little Parisian vintage stores in Monte Marta, big warehouse vintage in Brooklyn, New York; the incredible shops on 4th Ave, Tuscany, Hamburg, St Kilda, Montreal... all over the place."
Today's fair will also give attendants the opportunity to rediscover the lost art of mending at the Mend it Like Beckham Stall.
Kim Bailey from East of Grey clothing and accessories will be behind the sewing machine at the stall. She has 15 years experience sewing and mending all manner of things.
One of the organisers, Gabe Cramb, said the fair didn't just showcase great local arts, it created community connections.
"There has been a lot of community involvement," she said. There will also be an Unfinished Business stall at which incomplete projects can be put up for adoption for someone else to finish.
Another stall will accept donations of anything from surplus fruit and veggies to wool, threads and badges to be redistributed.
There will also be a man cave, which is a space for men to take respite from all that craft and vintage clothing.