Designer of the Week - The Lucky Princess

This week get to know Deanna Lucky of The Lucky Princess. She lives in Arizona. They moved from Dallas a few years ago. They have two princesses ~ Mimi who just turned 6 and Daylyn who is 14 weeks now.

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JM: DEANNA, when did you get started sewing and creating?

DEANNA: Well, I come from a family of amazingly creative women ~ my great grandma used to design and put together dresses Sunday morning for her girls to wear to church! My mother was a home ec teacher, so you can say I was pretty much destined to sew. I have created things for as long as I can remember, it's sort of what we do! lol

JM: When did you start selling your designs on eBay?

DEANNA: I began selling my designs on eBay in 2001. I have shops in Scottsdale, Mesa and Del Mar that I work closely with as well as a handful of celeb wives in my area that I do custom work for. I also do some selling through my website, Before eBay I was an NBA dancer and going to school for a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. ?Quite a change from where I'm at now!

JM: Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay?

DEANNA: One of the first sets that I can remember was a little giraffe tie back top and simple white shorts, I think it sold for about $30 and I was ecstatic!

JM: How did come up with your name, The Lucky Princess?

DEANNA:My last name is Lucky and I started formally selling after my daughter was born?, she was my inspiration and so I became "The Lucky Princess".

JM: Do you belong to any boutique group?

DEANNA: Yes, I have been with the YaYas for over 2 years. A few weeks after they had first formed, they wrote me and asked me if I had ever thought of being in a group ~ I had never even talked to another designer before then and I was so intimidated by the whole group thing, but I said yes and it was the best decision I have ever made! I feel like our group has such chemistry and we all are genuinely happy for each others successes and I just love that.

JM: Do you have a favorite item to create?

DEANNA: Oh gosh?my favorite aspect of creating is to collaborate with a customer and have them be absolutely thrilled when they see it. As far as sewing goes, I have to say that bags are probably my favorite thing to create; they are one size fits all and can really make a statement about a person.

JM: If you could learn some new skills, what would they be?

DEANNA:I would like to become better at digitizing embroidery. On Friday mornings I go down to the embroidery shop and sit with the senior club and learn about digitizing and it is a blast! I think it would enhance my clothing and would be able to expand my business into creating and digitizing logos for companies.

JM: If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?


JM: What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

DEANNA: I love spending time with my girls, dolling them up and savoring every minute while they are young, then of course my favorite thing to do is spend time with my amazing husband.

JM: Anything else you would like to add?

DEANNA: An enormous "thank you!" to all who have supported me throughout this journey ~ I have such wonderful friends and customers who allow me to enjoy my work and I am so very thankful for them!

Do you have a question that you are dying to ask Deanna? Comment about something she said or designed? Post it here and she will answer it!

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Terri | Sunday, March 19, 2006 7:32 AM | flag
Wonderful feature article and very much deserved for this extremely creative, motivated, and genuinely dear person!

Carol | Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:57 PM | flag
Gosh, who is that beautiful woman with the baby in the below photo? The one with the dark hair? This is Nancy's friend Carol. Congrats Deanna. Nice article and great clothes! Keep up the great work, especially being such a good mommy and wife, and let me tell you, I do hear all good things. Carol

Alia | Saturday, March 18, 2006 11:28 AM | flag
Thank you very much. I wish you continued success in your business and in your life.

Deanna | Friday, March 17, 2006 9:33 AM | flag
Tracie you are so awesome! Thank you SO much for your continued support!!! :) (((hugs))) Deanna

alia | Friday, March 17, 2006 4:35 AM | flag
Hi i Can't sew. I have tried on my own with a pattern but it is not pretty LOL. I want to ask you how you learned to sew. Also can you give me some ideas as to where i can learn. I am very creative and i now have a baby girl. I would love nothing more than to cloth her in things i have made. Thank you for you time and help.

Tracie ~ My3PinkCherubs | Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:50 PM | flag
We love the LUCKY PRINCESS! Deanna is amazing! Such a sweetie! So easy to work with and her designs are TDF!!! My girlies always are so cute wearing her garments!

| Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:50 AM | flag
Adorable things and a lovely interview!

Some past The Lucky Princess Designs

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