My name is Esther and I have been sewing since I was 6 years old. I grew up with a seamstress as a mother, she worked from home so I saw lots and lots of people come and go with different fitting issues, requests and regular alterations. I loved making barbie clothes and costumes. As I got older I began making some of my own clothing and learning to fit myself.
I have been sewing professionally now for almost 12 years. I got my very first job as a seamstress for a costume shop. After that my mom and i went into vintage clothing, collecting, selling, repurposing and creating new ''vintage''. Thats when I got really interested in vintage clothing, sewing vintage and began creating my own patterns and retro designs. I was also taking custom orders. Learning to work with different shapes and sizes in person was invaluable and i had my mom right there if i needed help. I could not do what i'm doing now if i hadn't spent that time working with people in person and with my mom everyday.
A friend suggested I try Etsy, I wasn't so sure about it but I listed a few things and they sold. I listed some more things and people started asking for custom work. Around this same time My mom and I decided to close the vintage shop since the economy wasn't really improving and we found ourselves sewing more than selling vintage. I began to focus more on custom work on Etsy and moved my work space home which now takes up an entire room and then some, to the great delight of my husband, lol. He's been great though even putting up shelves for me!
So that is how I came to be a seamstress. It has been a real blessing to be able to do something that I love. Thank you to all who have made it possible!
above is me looking very glam (though i rarely ever look like this)
you are much more likely to see me like this only inside, surrounded by fabric and probably no sunglasses ;-)
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