Designer of the Week - Kate-N-Lucy

Name: Kellie & Kim

Where do you live: I live in Virginia and Kellie lives in North Carolina

How old are you? Ummm...Kim is way older and that is all I will say, LOL! Seriously, Kim is 39 and I am 36 I think :o)

Do you have any children, if so what ages? I have three- Kailey 9, Reid 7 and Ryker 2. Kellie has two- Cole 6 and Brooke 4.

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1. When did you get started sewing and creating? Who taught you?

We both started sewing in high school and started creating designs about 7 years ago. I have a background in art and Kellie has a background in fashion merchandising so we were a good mix.

2. When did you start selling your designs on eBay? Do you sell anywhere else besides eBay, if so where? (example, web site, local boutique) What did you do before eBay?

We started 2 years ago this summer selling on ebay. We do not sell anywhere else at this point. I used to work full time before babies doing high risk ultrasound. Kellie worked in retail management.

2a. Do you remember the first outfit you sold on eBay. Do you have a picture? What was it and what did it sell for?

I do! It was a simple set made of a vintage tablecloth my great grandmother stitched. I sold it for $69 and I was SO excited!!

3. How did you decide upon your name?

Kate and Lucy came from our dear great aunt's names. They had a very special place in our hearts. They were wonderful seamstresses and used to sew Kellie and I beautiful quilts.

4. Do you belong to any boutique group and if so which one? How did you get started in that group? What do you like most about your particular group?

We belong to the Pixies and we just adore them all. Such a sweet bunch and very laid back.

5. What is your favorite thing to create? (example: vintage style dresses, totes, overalls, etc) Why?

We love to create more edgy sets using lots of bold prints and original designs. We have recently ventured in to the boy's clothing arena which is different and fun!

6. What are your favorite types of fabrics or fabric designers?

ell, Amy Butler for sure and we love unusual retro fabrics!

7. Where and when do you do most of your sewing? Are you neat about it or do you have fabric covering the floor!

We are both super messy when we sew! My dining room table cannot be seen and I will sometimes go to the fabric store just to buy thread because it is not worth it to search through my piles of sewing supplies. Kellie shares her sewing space with the playroom-imagine that!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

We both love spending time with our families which sewing on ebay gives us the flexibility to do.

Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you Amy and JournalModiste for this wonderful opportunity. What a wonderful resource for both buyers and sellers alike!

Some past Kate & Lucy Designs

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