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.