Levi Hagstette, a creator and innovator

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Courtesy of Levi Hagstette

Sophomore Levi Hagstette produces and sells clothes and accessories at local markets and even the Oregon Convention Center.

     Sophomore Levi Hagstette produces and sells clothes and accessories at local markets and even the Oregon Convention Center. He makes his items based on his own ideas, and he takes commissions from other people who need custom clothing.

     Recently, he has been working with leather and trying out new materials that make some very intricate and complex pieces of clothing. The material is commonplace.

      “I’ve been working with recycled moving blankets to make some pretty interesting pieces.” Hagstette said.  

 

One of Hagstette’s new designs features unusual materials like recycled moving blankets. (Courtesy of Levi Hagstette)

   But being a tailor isn’t all easy, in our interview, Hagstette explained how he used to only have a small desk in his room without a lot of space to work. It was hard to work on projects without dedicated space, but recently he has upgraded to his own workspace with a leather machine and a sewing machine and lots of room to work and brainstorm.

     Hagstette’s main medium for art is tie-dyed; he has made everything from pants to shirts for his dog. For this interview, he described some different methods of tie-dye that he often uses while doing his work like ice dye and bullseye dye.

     Hagstette sells his work online: on Instagram at dyesbylevi and on Etsy at DyesByLevi.