How would you describe your business?
I make custom, one-of-a-kind, clothing for children. My goods include dresses, skirts, shorts with pompoms, pearl snap shirts, and baby accessories.
How did you get into your trade?
Let's be honest, I taught myself to sew because I was tired of buying jeans and then having to pay for them to be altered. You can say that I'm vertically challenged. I was gifted a sewing machine the same year my daughter was born and I became obsessed with sewing little outfits for her. This morphed into making gifts for friends and eventually opening an Etsy shop to sell my creations. This gig keeps me busy, thus the jeans are still waiting to be hemmed...
Working as a maker on the Central Coast can be hard, expensive, and risky. Why do you do it?
We live in a town where people embrace things that are made by hand in small quantities. My pieces are made with intention and purpose. I take pride in all my work and it fills my heart to see others gush over my creations.