We make wearable garments that fit, are basics for easy wear.  A casual vibe. Guaranteed a
go-to piece for the many hats we wear all day.  I can help you elevate your closet, your life, your space...

With our DIY Decor there are easy solutions to make now, not when the gravy train rolls in. Geared toward the renter or for someone needing a quick fix by enjoying Art in your space.

We want to keep your individuality by purchasing our one-offs or tapping into all the clothes you have and reworking them to appreciate your whole life,  including being out in nature, working at life. 

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My pieces are created Functionality, and Versatility through Upcycle technique, and are Seasonless.


This playfulness has its origins in jobs with iconic New York brands Betsey Johnson and Ellen Tracy. - I Have many years working in the corporate fashion world.

I would love to do a scaled Upcycle project with your overstock. Also, I was commissioned by Artists to make designs which appeared at the New Museum in NYC, and the MOMA.

What I'm 

loving

Is that everyone is starting to get it. Making the most of their wardrobe after years of over consuming fast fashion.

What I'm 

learning

It is important to try. The world needs all of us to care. There are new fabrics, inventions, better trade agreements. Awareness to develop a circular economy in fashion.

What I'm 

not about

Looking weird is a popular misconception about mended clothing. It is not about wearing odd ball looks, but more about wearing custom original designs. 

what I

believe

Clothing purchased once can become true individual style as yet to be seen. Since it fit funny the first time, but the second we make some alterations, it will be unique to you. 

HI, I’M MARY

Consider me a creative in your corner, helping you be seen for your authentic fun self.

I founded Salad Bowl Dress to guide the sustainably fashion minded, on a quest to build a wardrobe tailored from your old clothes, into custom individual style.

behind the scenes

I didn’t always have this business: the clients, the sales, the millions (many : ) followers... 

Transforming old or worn-out clothes into something new and fashionable to wear.
Through upcycling, a sustainable approach to fashion that benefits both the environment and your wallet. 
You can reduce waste by giving your favorite pieces new life.
Upcycling clothing involves adding embellishments, tailoring, cutting, and re-sewing pieces, or dyeing the fabric for a completely new look.
Experience the fun and creativity of upcycle clothing while also making a positive impact on the planet.
It's something I starting doing when my kids were growing out of their clothes. I made skinned knee bags with the jeans knee hole in them.
Mom Dresses out of a variety of Kids clothes.
They were cute, flattering, and everyone had plenty of the little clothes to work with.

ON MY MOODBOARD

tres chic

flowers
always

someday!

 A space for the sustainably minded and creatives to learn how to organically grow their wardrobe and DIY decor & to use that growth to live their lives.
Spend less time shopping, and see more results.
  

— mary

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If you're into sustainable fashion, shopping small, interior design, all things art I find funny + probably way too many videos talking about fashion advocacy? You've come to the right place. 

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