Mulierose is a casual eco-friendly fashion line designed from upcycled clothing in Vancouver, BC

Mulierose at MakeIt Vancouver all weekend long

Mulierose at MakeIt Vancouver

Mulierose will be beta testing a new idea at MakeIt this weekend! You’ll be able to scour our rack of pristine dress shirts for yourself.

No more wishing this dress’s ruffle was on that dress, or that exact pattern pairing came in a different size. You can choose the fabric, size and the design from any of our existing patterns, and get it shipped right to your doorstep.

Stop by our booth early for the best selection.

New belts available from Mulierose

Ok, so it’s not remade of anything old, but I HAD to have one myself. And I thought if I HAD to have one, you probably HAVE to have on too. So here’s your chance. I’ve got them in small, medium, and large for $20. Available for a limited trial run directly through me. Email me at amanda (at) mulierose (dot) ca if you’re interested.

Upside down jacket

In keeping with the upcycled and upside down theme, I’ve recently created an upside down jacket from a man’s dress shirt with some crafty draping and strategic button placement. I like it so much I had a little dance party in my studio while I took the photos below. Let me know what you think in the comments below and if you’d be interested in wearing a one of a kind creation like this around town.

upside down jacket by mulierose by amanda healey

Donate your used clothing for a discount on Mulierose merch

donate your used clothes to Mulierose

I was fortunate enough to meet some great Makers at the MakeIt mixer Wednesday night at the Lamplighter Pub. One of them (I’m not 100% sure who it was so I don’t want to name who I think it is) came up with the idea that I should accept donations of used dress shirts during the show. GREAT IDEA!

Here’s an even better idea! Bring all of your unused clothing to the MakeIt show next weekend. In exchange for your gently used men’s dress shirts (or women’s if they have no darts) and knit items, I’ll give you 20% off on the spot, or a card for 10% to use at a future date (online or at a show). For everything else you don’t need or want anymore (unless you’re a size 7 shoe ;) ) there’ll be a Value Village donation dropoff booth at MakeIt too.

So you’ll get to clean out your closet, give back to the community, get a discount on Mulierose merchandise, which you can put in that spacious closet you just cleaned out. Everybody wins!

Mini paintings

I’ve been thinking (when am I not thinking?!) lately about how to inject a little more soul into my work. I like the old treasures on romantic ribbons, or soft homey cords, but I’m still in the experimental side of the brand and I wanted to branch out a little.

I’ve always enjoyed painting, but the long time frame required usually prevents me from starting projects. I found myself at Opus on Granville Island this past weekend, and I picked up a package of four 1″ x 2″ canvasses. The original intent was to attach something to the top like an eye screw to create a pendant, but now that I’ve made them, I’m coming with other ideas as well. Brooches, fridge magnets, framing multiples in a nice shadow box have all crossed my mind, but I’m not sure if that’s moving too far away from the ‘brand’ that I’m trying to establish with my experimental work.

In any case, I think these four miniature pieces of art are destined to become pendants. Keep an eye out for the finished piece on

Upcycled button-down shirt

button down shirt dress

I thought and thought about it some more until all I had left to do was try it. This is the first of my upcycled button down shirts into summery sun dresses. It was originally a shirt that my boyfriend didn’t want. Little did he know when he put it in the ‘donate to charity’ box that I’d be picking it back out.

I sewed up the front buttoned panel to prevent any unplanned peek-a-boo moments, and placed the pattern in such a way hat I could preserve the hem of the shirt. In favour of leaving the back silk screened image intact, I cut the back all as one piece, and moved the zipper to the side of the dress. I went to the local fabric store where I picked up some cotton the same colour as the silk screening and cut out the front bodice and straps to complete the look.

This was a super fun project and I hope to make more soon. If anyone has any custom orders, or other ideas that they’re like made into reality, feel free to chat me up at

Twisted silk rosette bracelet

twisted silk rose bracelet by mulierose

I’ve got some scraps of silk lying around, and tonight I went about experimenting with them. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making some twisted rosettes, so I started there. Next, inspired by some new necklaces I’ve been working on, I decided to braid strips of the same fabric to make a band. That looked good, so I made a couple more. Before I knew it, I had a bracelet, albeit without a clasp just yet, but somehow it just worked. I love it when that happens. Now if only my studio would just ‘happen’ to clean itself while I was sleeping tonight.

New life to an old t-shirt

ribbon trimmed tank top

My boyfriend recently weeded through some of his clothes and decided he didn’t want some anymore. While I’m generally an advocate for donating to charity, I kept a few items for myself to play with. I took his old shirt, and using one of my current favourite tank tops as a guide, cut out the body of a new tank. I went to the local fabric store, Dressew, where I lingered among the spools of ribbon for way too long before deciding on an apricot colour for trim and straps. To fancy it up a little, I tied and tacked a knot in the ribbon where it’s attached to the body. I like the updated look and I’m thinking of experimenting with other (unwanted) t-shirts, or I may take a trip to the thrift store to do my own digging.

What do you think, this one’s my experiment and I’m keeping it for myself. But would you want to wear something like this if I sold them online?