We’d like to introduce you to the inspiring Alison O’Grady of Sew Bee It Clothier. Please be sure to check out her lovey Etsy Shop and Facebook page. Her stunning robe in Kitty from the Nostalgia line first caught our eye on Instagram, but she has other lovey totes and clutches in her shop as well. As always, thanks for sharing what you are creating with Sis Boom fabric on Instagram and Facebook. It always makes us smile!
Sew Bee It Clothier
About me: I am a breast cancer survivor and that taught me to live each day to the fullest….. Every. Single. Day.
I work full-time outside my business for the incredible benefits that this job possesses. They are very flexible with me. That is critical as my business is my true passion that makes me wanting to wake early each day. Some days my studio time is in the morning before work, sometimes it is afterwards. But no matter what, I sew every day.
I was encouraged to open an Etsy shop with my 35 + years of garment sewing. I started with silk jackets and tote bags. Once silk prices went crazy, AND it became hard to compete with items from China, I adjusted my custom items. I tried tunics, clutches, cases and such. Then I sewed a Buttercup purse that was purchased by the fabric designer! I was in a state! I was so honored. That led to my freelance sewing that I currently do, mostly with Windham Fabrics, and occasionally for Bari J. at Art Gallery Fabrics. I am so proud of my skills and ability to showcase fabrics in their best light. I love this work so much!
I was able to attend Market in Houston this year. A dream for me as I have had many of my garment creations there in the past years on display but I never attended. What an amazing Community of Sewists, Quilters, Designers and so many other important people that I have admired for so long, gathered in the same room! Oh my! I still re-live that time often.
So that is a quick snapshot of me and what drives my passion.
Thank you Jennifer for sharing your vision and talents with all of us sewists!
Alison in a lovely shirt she made in Cecilia from the Crazy Love Line
One of Sew Bee It Clothier’s robes – very popular with bridal parties to wear on the big day
Alison’s trusty sewing machine turning Kitty fabric into something magical.
Hope your holidays were filled with laughter and love. Here at Sis Boom, we are looking forward to an amazing 2016. Lots of great things happening like a ready to wear dress line at the end of 2016, new patterns, new fabric lines (first up, Color Brigade, this spring) and our new venture with Malabar Bay (hint: you need these cozy and colorful pjs this winter!). We are thrilled you stopped by the blog today and don’t forget to share with us what you are making on Facebook and Instagram. We love hearing from you. Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends. -Rumi
We wanted to introduce to Tree’s Clothing, a clothing design company who will make gorgeous clothing to your measurements. Send in your favorite Sis Boom fabrics to be turned into a custom skirt and they will pair it with a bamboo jersey in your color choice. Delivery times range from two to six weeks. Below is a darling skirt Tree’s Clothing made for Jennifer. Here they used bamboo jersey with two striking panels of Elyse from the Caravelle Arcade line. It looks so cute styled with boots. So head over to Tree’s Clothing and give this wonderful woman-owned new business some love.
Wishing our Sis Boom family a joyous holiday season:
May love increase, may cares all cease and all the world rejoice in peace…
Original Madonna watercolor by Jennifer Paganelli
We hope you are enjoying this joyous holiday season with friends and family and getting in some sewing and crafting with your favorite Sis Boom fabric. Jennifer has been busy painting again and painted a lovely Madonna and a few joyful angels this week. Be sure to follow her on Instagram to watch her blossom as a painter with every brush stroke!
megsbrill – Meg made a treeful of Sis Boom’s newest pattern, the Rachel Reindeer. Don’t forget you can download the FREE PDF pattern and whip up a few yourself before Christmas. It’s a quick and easy pattern.
quiltsalott – we love when an older Sis Boom fabric shows up on our newsfeed. Most of the time, the sewist has kept it for a long time and waited to make something extra special. This darling bag in the blue toile from Mod Girls is no exception.
trace_wal1 – Tracey’s 15 year old daughter Chantelle working on a lovely quilt.
We are thrilled to announce Jennifer’s debut with Malabar Bay, an online gift and apparel store known for their bright colors and bold designs. Jennifer is the fabric designer behind these fabulous PJs with the line expanding to other clothing and accessory items to come in 2016! Currently there are 4 colorful and comfy PJ sets to order and if you use the code “SisBoom” at checkout you’ll get 15%! This is THE perfect gift for the hard to shop for in your life. Who doesn’t love a new pair of soft, vibrant PJs? Buy one for a friend and treat yourself to a pair while you’re at it.
Don’t forget, if you’re in the NYC metro area visit Jennifer for one more Open House tomorrow, December 18 from 12 to 5 pm in lovely Wilton, CT. Lots of goodies left for your last minute shopping needs. See you soon!