Trish Hurless of Rubypearl Clothing has so many ideas that they literally can't fit inside her South Congress dressmaking studio. A one-woman operation and a visionary with patterns and colors, she creates one-of-a-kind dresses, shirts, and various etceteras for girls and women. Oh, and did I mention, she makes these stunning garments by hand, after scouring the thrift shops, flea markets, and garage sales of Texas for unwanted scarves, belts, and clothes to repurpose? Yeah. She's a badass.
Within 10 minutes of arriving in her workplace, we were laughing like old friends while silk and tulle flew through the air. Trish was searching for a specific vintage dinosaur scarf that was buried in her stash of rich, textured supplies. She didn't find it (until later), but in our brief time together she did build a sweet-as-honey yellow dress from scratch and intricately hand-embroider and bead a firey hot pink number -- all while chatting with me and jamming out to Tom Petty tunes.
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