"In this design I let the material speak to me, as it is the key element in the IOU Project's line. Madras is reversible, so taking it to the next level I wanted a garment with multiple uses that would inherently be sustainable without saying a word.
"The result is a reusable bag, a sundress, a beach blanket, and a long vest all on one, with each design transforming itself completely. To save from making multiple patterns in multiple sizes for manufacturing, I wanted two patterns: S/M and L/XL. The bag, blanket, and vest were void of size so my concern was the sundress, as I had to make the garment fit almost any body type. I chose a cowl neck because of both its drape-like and expansive qualities, and an A-line skirt that ties in the back to fit and flatter almost any waist size."