introducing do-over clothes

sept153newest007Longtime readers of this blog know Jimmy Sollisch. He’s a very talented cook and writer and I’ve shared numerous recipes and articles of his on Cleveland Foodie. Jimmy is married to Rique. They are very good friends of ours. Rique also has many creative talents. And it’s her talents that I want to share with you today.

For as long as I’ve known Rique, she has been telling us about her latest finds, from clothes, to furniture and accessories, and how she’d transformed each unique piece into a true gem. She can make just about anything. When Natalie was born, she knitted her a beautiful sweater. It was absolutely adorable on her and quite stylish.

Rique has started creating more clothes – for adults (some for little ones, too). Her line, called Do-Over, are clothes, as she describes it, that are hand-crafted and pre-loved. Using her gift for finding the beauty in others’ trash, she turns forgotten cashmere sweaters into beautiful T-shirts, with several cuts and stitches along the way. Learn more about Rique and her upcycling efforts here in Rique and Jimmy’s blog.

I have one of Rique’s shirts (pictured above) and can’t wait to wear it with brown leggings and boots. I’ve admired sept9004her creations for years now and am excited to help spread the word so you can, too.

Free Clothes

Rique is giving away any item on the site to one lucky reader. To be entered, leave a comment telling me what you would “do over” if you could. I’ll pick a winner by noon on Thursday via

About the clothes. If you live nearby and want to try something on, you can email Rique and make an appointment. It’s also worth pointing out that sales aren’t final, so don’t be afraid of sizing. You can return for another shirt. And local boutiques are now carrying her line, including B Lux in Hudson and Next in Beachwood. Finally, every single article of clothing is a one-of-a-kind. And with each shirt, you can find out where it came from and what inspired the design – its back story.

Happy shopping!


  1. Posted September 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I’d pick the Taupe cotton tunic/cashmere sleeves or the shirt you own. Cool concept and cool that local stores are already supporting her.

  2. Lynn
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I would “do over” SO much!!! Not because I would change anything – but because I have enjoyed so many phases of life, that I would love to go back and enjoy them again! (Especially high school – shockingly, I LOVED high school!!!)

  3. Tracy W.
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    If I could… I would do over the first 10 years of my son’s life! Now that I know what the heck I’m doing as a mom… I would like to make some changes!

  4. Emmy
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I would do over my highschool prom. In retrospect I would not have attempted a back flip off a couch with a champagne bottle in hand that wound up coming down on my head and giving me a concussion :)

  5. Posted September 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    At the risk of sounding like a cliche, I’d probably like to do over my early twenties. I didn’t give a whole lot of thought to the future back then, and I wish I would have!

  6. Eran W.
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    One-of-a-kind stuff. I’m a big fan!

  7. Kate M-D
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I would do over my college days. I’d pay more attention and take extra classes while I could! (dork, I know)

  8. Sarah Rivera
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I would DO OVER who I’ve dated before I met my husband…geesh, I was naive, lol

  9. Sara Aguilar
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I would “do over” that perm I got in the 9th grade!!!

  10. Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I would do over my education. I found my passion for writing and food at a late stage in my life, only starting my blog last year. I would change my major to journalism with a minor in culinary arts.

  11. Kim J.
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    If I could I would do-over the night I drove my ’65 Mustang downtown & wound up being the victim of a would be car-jacker who tried to shoot at me & run me off the road. Thankfully I know how to drive that car like I stole it & I got away but my poor car now needs $4000 of body work to bring her back to her original beauty… such a shame.

  12. Keri
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I think I’d do over the fact that I’ve spent way too much money at national chain stores that import products from overseas and not enough at locally owned stores so that I’m investing in my own local economy.

  13. Claudia
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    I’d “do-over” a few haircuts, especially some of my bangs periods! I’d also like to take baWayne way-too-thin eyebrows in college.

  14. Liz
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I would do-over some relationships…I have become a much better judge of character in my 30’s. Looking back, there are some “friends” I would not have wasted my time on.

  15. Posted September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I would do over my expensive Ethan Allen “grown up” furniture, for something less formal and more livable. I’m stuck with this stuff forever!

  16. Christy
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    getting back together (albeit briefly) with the guy that I felt I had to keep it a secret from fam and friends. beautiful clothes. I heart them.

  17. Posted September 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    #8 is the lucky winner, congratulations! I’ll be in touch.

  18. maria antoinette petronzio-troyanovich
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    My do over would be to go to college after high school, study hard, and travel abroad!

  19. Posted April 16, 2013 at 7:23 am | Permalink

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  20. Posted September 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

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  21. Posted September 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Pretty nice post.