Designer of the Week - Sweet Betty Co

Name: Chelsea Reynolds

Where do you live: Orange County, California

How old are you? 23

Do you have any children, if so what ages? My daughter Carson is 2 ½.

Current auctions: SweetBettyCo

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

I started sewing about 2 years ago. I taught myself all the basics and have taken classes to fine tune certain techniques.

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 my designs on eBay in September 2003. I only sell my outfits on eBay.

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?

The first outfit I sold on eBay was a t-shirt dress for Halloween. It sold for $32 and I was so happy!

3. How did you decide upon your name?

My grandmothers name was Betty. She used to sew a lot for my father when he was a child. I have lots of her old threads and buttons. These old things that she used in the 50’s and 60’s are treasures to me and keep her alive in my memory. I think about her often when I’m sewing for my daughter. When I decided to change my eBay name, I thought Sweetbettyco was an appropriate trubute to her.

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 belong to the Stitchinchicks! One of the gals emailed me and asked me if I wanted to apply. I love the group because the ladies are friendly, fun and supportive. It’s great to have friends that have the same creative spirit!

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

I mainly create outfits and dresses. I love girly, ruffled outfits that stand out in a crowd!

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

I don’t have a favorite type of fabric or designer. I’m a fan of all 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 do most of my sewing at night or on the weekends in my sewing room. I have all my fabric in an organized mess. It may be a little messy, but I know where everything is!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

Other than sewing, I enjoy just being with my family. I’m going to school to be a nurse so that’s another interest I have.

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