story by Pat Davis
photo by Kim Kinard
Like any good collage artist, Power uses a lot of recycled materialsparticularly boxy vintage dress slips, which she hand dyes, reshapes and flat out remakes into everything from slinky, form-fitting dresses to more casual tops and skirts.
Power sells her clothing at the occasional craft fair, by private appointment or via the Internet (at www.oakshawaii.com). And because she has relatively little overheadhave sewing machine, will travelthe prices for these handmade, one-of-a-kind designs are remarkably low, ranging anywhere from $20 to $80.