Designer of the Week - Adorable Duds

Name: Sue

Where do you live: Colorado

How old are you? Too old to be keeping up with a 2 year old LOL... oh ok, a young 39

Do you have any children, if so what ages? Yes I have 2 beautiful girls~~ Katelyn is 9 ; McKenna Layne is 2

Current auctions: Adorable Duds

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

I started 5 yrs ago as a buyer. I am basically self taught even though I did home ec in high school, that was eons ago. I started out as a buyer and purchased a homemade outfit from somebody, when I received the outfit I thought heck I think I could do this too so I gave it a try. I borrowed my sisters unused machine and thats how it all began. I do learn new things by books and internet of course. It is funny because nobody in my family sews and they are so shocked that I do this and do it as a fulltime job. My mom has no idea where these creatives genes came from.

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?

I started selling around 4 years ago and the styles have changed drastically in those years . I do have a website www.adorableduds.com.

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 don't remember my first outfit (remember I'm 39) LOL.... but I know it would have been a purchased top with a ruffle added, purchased capris with ruffles and probably sold around $20. I do however remember the first set I sold that went over $50 and talk about excited !!!!! Sweet Sophie was around 18 mths old then and I still make this set off my website.

3. How did you decide upon your name?

Really just brainstorming with my mom and thought it sounded cute.

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?

I do not belong to a group at this time but hope to again someday. Being in a group was alot of fun.

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

I love doing summer outfits best, It's hard to really say a favorite but I always love doing halter dresses, however I also love doing something totally new and its usually my favorite at that time. I also love trying to do something totally unique on oalls.

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

I love too many, I just love going through them all in the shops. I do however LOVE large flower prints with coordinating fabrics to match. I also love finding unique denim 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!

I sew every chance I get because it is my job and I actually love it, Course with a 2 yr old its hard doing much during the day so most is all night long. HHHMMM lets see I'm looking around right now and there is fabric everywhere~~~~ I do try to get organized once in awhile ~~~Really Diva I do~~~ however when I get ideas going in my head the stuff just starts flying. Luckily we have wood floors now so the pins don't get stuck pointing up LOL.... Loose thread is everywhere and hey thats the way I like it :) I work in assembly line fashion first cutting out several things I have planned and then putting in piles of what needs done next so little piles are all over my house.

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I love spending time with my girls oh and of course their daddy LOL.... I absolutely love shopping for new fabrics and preferable alone so I don't have to endure whining at the same time LOL... Love going on small vacations througout the year. Lets see the other thing I enjoy is chatting on all the boards Hee Hee.....

9. Anything else you would like to add?

First off thanks for letting me be on journal modiste with all the other wonderful designers.

I would just like to thank all my wonderful customers , new and many repeats I have. I would not be able to stay home with my girls if not for them and ebay . There is nothing better then getting an email after someone received your package full of high praise for the outfit and then seeing their pics in it . Of course I would also like to thank my hubby for letting me quit a job of 15 yrs to stay home and pursue ebay as a new job and my girls for helping me pick out fabrics and giving me their honest opinions on outfits. :)

I would also like to thank the clothing board I am on becasue they are wonderful and very supportive girls and I love having them to go to when I crave adult conversation. You gals know who you are!!!!!

Also a quick thanks to the pics being used here: Lark/Sophie; Carrie/Emma; Julie/Hayli; You gals are wonderful!!!!!! Thanks so much !!!!!

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