Designer of the Week - My Sweet Chic

Name: Tasha

Where do you live: East Tennessee

How old are you? 29

Do you have any children, if so what ages? Blake (6) and Kaylee (3)

Current auctions: My Sweet Chic

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

I started sewing shortly after my daughter was born. I am self-Taught with the help of my Mom..My mother tried to teach me to sew when I was younger but I did not have the patience to sit and learn. I did not quite appreciate the art. I now appreciate all of her hard work. She made alot of my clothing for me when I was a child.

2. When did you start selling your designs on eBay? Do you sell anywhere else besides eBay, if so where? What did you do before eBay?

I started selling on ebay in Feb. 2002. I also sell on my own website and on Blossom St. Before ebay I worked for FedEx as a driver. I was the one delivering off all of the boutique sets! Hee hee!

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 it! It was a Pink Chenille Halter with Jeans. It sold for $40 and I was ECSTATIC!!! I was hooked from my first sale and never looked back. I do not have a picture of that particular set but I have one of a set I made shortly after. I believe this was my 2nd or 3rd set for ebay. Kaylee is so tiny she could not even walk yet!

3. How did you decide upon your name?

I wish I had a big story for that one but I do not! Hee hee. I use to always call Kaylee my sweet chick and that was not available so I went with my sweet chic instead and shortened it. I still pronounce it as chick by habit (even though I know that is wrong) Hee hee!

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 StudioE a new group on ebay. I was given a wonderful opportunity to join with a close group of friends. I love that I can have a place to go and joke around and just be me. They are a wonderful group of close friends that I admire and that I look up to as well.

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

I love making appliqué Halter sets! They are so fun but still really girlie and practical to wear anywhere! I like to make things that Kaylee could wear out and about but still look really cute! I LOVE doing Appliqué on anything. It is a creative outlet for me , but still something that Kaylee can wear that you do not see just anywhere.

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

I love dots, stripes and anything whimsical! I really love bright colors for summer. My favorite fabric designers are Kaffe Fassett, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, way to many to name?. I am addicted to quilt shop Fabrics and shopping late at night online with my best buddy Kellie! I think I have enough fabric here for my next 10 sets for this Spring/Summer without even going to the fabric store! I am a bit addicted.

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 mostly at night and in the morning when Blake is at school, but I seem to get the most done Late at night. I am a night owl. I have a sewing room in the downstairs of my house that NO one see's so it is not the neatest!..My sewing room is chaos when I am creating a new set. There is thread and fabric flying everywhere?.. I NEED the DomesticDIVA at my house! Hee hee!

8. What other things do you enjoy besides sewing?

I enjoy taking the kids out to the Park. Blake and I love to play soccer together outside and to just run around and be SILLY! We also enjoy going to the Lake and just playing in the sun! We are definitely water babies here at our house in the Summer.

9. Anything else you would like to add?

I just want to say thank you to all of my wonderful customers and friends that I have made through ebay. I am so blessed to have a job that I enjoy and to have such wonderful customers that appreciate what I do.

Some past My Sweet Chic Designs

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