About ElizaBeth

To create is a gift, I am glad I found mine.

 

Early childhood experiences with women that loved cloth, shaped me as i learned to sew miniature outfits for my small fashion dolls and then, when individualizing oneself became important, sewing for myself.

 

In the theatre costume shop I learned patterning and elements of design, as well as, to engineer a piece of clothing to the body. But my fascination became the history embedded in old garments ( vintage clothing)  I handled while working.

 

After apparel design and theatre costumes made me restless for something different, my millinery evolved.

 

I remain self taught with a hands on approach; first drawings to paper , to patterns, to layers of fabric to cut, to piece, to sew; that is handmade.

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I appreciate the slight imperfections found in woven fibers and finish my products with a touch of playfulness because finding one’s style must not became too serious

Now to be inspired everything in my life is stirred into the big pot and awaken in my vivid dreams that sometimes reveal colorful arrays of people in complete outfits.

 

My hat making ( my millinery ) entwines the know nuances of fabrics, the history of accessories and the feel of vintage style.

 

I appreciate the slight imperfections found in woven fibers and finish my products with a touch of playfulness because finding one’s style must not became too serious; yet,my mission is each of find our style and not be at the mercy of fashion trends.

 

Decades have passed and I remain continually curious. I teach to bring my love of fashion design to others. I create beautiful handmade pieces because it is my gift to share with others.

ABOUT ELIZABETH ROHLOFF MILLINERY:

In my work, I have always utilized every bit of fabric, even scraps. Since the 1980’s my work has germinated and been 100% locally produced in the green culture of Portland, Oregon. Not only have I predated the sustainable movement but this approach also means my hats and bags display an array of texture, color and sustainable fabrics when possible. My line resonates with contemporary style and a hint of vintage sass. Clothing and accessories are designed with an urban attitude that is street smart and unisex. using natural fibers such as wool, linen, silk, cotton and hemp.

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