Judy Williment-Ross is a New Zealand-based maker who broke the internet when her lockdown project, the Epic Dress, was featured on the SewOver50 Instagram account. Clearly not afraid of getting in deep, Judy explains to me how she chooses which projects are worth investing her time in, and lays out her personal rules, ethics and criteria for selecting and using second hand materials. She also gives us tips on raising kids who embrace second hand and handmade, and expands on the satisfaction she finds in garment alterations.
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I first discovered Judy’s work via the @sewover50 Instagram account.
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Exploring her love of men’s cotton shirts, Judy created this beautiful wrap front dress.
The Epic Dress in all its glory:
The Hexi Coat, AKA The Behemoth:
Some of Judy’s tiniest scraps became this awesome project bag: