Designer of the Week - Ivy Rose

Name: Jen Jepspon

Where do you live: The VERY cold right now Colorado

How old are you? 32 in 22 days..

Do you have any children, if so what ages? 3 Lovely ladies. Zoie Rose (9), Solei Ivy (4.5) & Simone Kate (2.5)

Current auctions: Ivy Rose

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

Truth be told I haven't been sewing all that long. Don't panic! I promise I can sew a straight line.. heh heh! A little over 4 years ago, I began sewing my middle daughters cloth diapers. After doing some on line searching I discovered that my creations could make me some money. Long story short, I had a fabulous business in the cloth diaper industry but I grew tired of it, with little creativity in them I sold my patterns and began the clothing journey. I suppose, I owe my trade know how to a wonderful Aunt and a loving Grandmother . They are true gems!

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?

My memory is poor but I think it was about 1.5 years ago that I sold my first outfit. I sell to a local boutique and to one in California as well.

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 remember my first outfit . A sweet little swing top and bloomers in a hanky reproduction print. One bid took it at $49.99 .

3. How did you decide upon your name .

Like many others I owe this one to my first two girls. I took their middle names and put them together, it wasn't rocket science or much creativity either lol, but it works.

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 am a member of The Threadin' Betties. A group of the most wonderful women & creative minds I know!

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

I dunno really.. I just sorta start and stop when it all looks good. I like it all!

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

Hmmm...there are so many. Of course Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Alexander Henry. Anything sort of funky, or off the wall.

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 have a sewing room that is utter chaos. I try to straighten up; I've just decided that like cooking, it ain't my thing lol!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

HUH? Well, according to my husband I don't do anything else. No seriously, I like doing anything that will allow me to forget about the full sink of dishes heh heh! My family and I like to just get in the car and drive. I love to walk around old towns, check out the local stores and old architecture. Some day I want to live in an old Victorian home with a large porch & a swing for me to crochet the night away in. Maybe it can face the sunset too! Ahhhhh.

9. Anything else you would like to add?

Not really, just wanted to say thank you Amy for this opportunity and to my customers who are so fabulous! Thanks!

Some past Ivy Rose Designs

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