Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet the Designers: Kathleen from Grosgrain Fabulous


Hey, Kathleen from Grosgrain here! I like to describe myself as an artsy craftsy, penny pinching, party planning, play dating, fashion finding, sci-fi loving, stay at home mother of three little girls and one little boy who always keeps her sewing machine plugged in and loves all things charming.

 
I sewed a lot of my own clothes in college just because I was short on money and really longed for some things I could not afford. Then when I entered the work force I sort of stopped sewing clothes and mostly stuck to curtains and slipcovers. After I had my second child in 2007 I was able to quit my job and stay home with them full time. But with just one household income I again found myself short on money but longing for the pretty things. At that time it was children's dresses mostly. So I started sewing again, only this time, for my girls, which was so much more rewarding than slipcovers. I started Grosgrain to journal my work and the rest is history.

Now that my two older girls are in school and have a say about their wardrobe which doesn't always match my tastes (think Nickelodeon sitcom) I sew mostly for myself. I also blog about any other creative adventure I find myself wrapped up in- household projects, cleaning tips, family vacations, hair styles. And I've been finding myself blogging about sewing less and less which is why I'm so psyched about February! It's only 10 degrees here in Pennsylvania. Perfect time to stay inside and sew;-)

10 comments:

  1. I'm so excired to see what you make Kathleen! Your blogs was one of the first I found when I started reading them in 2010 and I have always been so inspired by you.

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  2. Wowza, that's a lot of stuff you've sewn. :-)

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  3. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! :D

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  4. like justine, yours was one of my firsts too. i remember yelling at the screen when i saw that blue/red dress!

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    1. Awww. Thanks! That was so long ago! I don't even think my third daughter was born yet. Wow. How times flies!

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  5. I am so excited/intimidated to be competing with you! I made lots of Spring-inspired clothes for the competition, not realizing it was going to be THE COLDEST WINTER EVER. I foresee lots of freezing at our photo shoots!

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    1. Alida,I know! My first item is going to include fur.....well.....faux fur;-) Need something that matches snow cause that's all we have right now;-P

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  7. Wow, so many lovely makes!! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the challenge! :)

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