Coming early November...
For now we have added a sneak peek! These skirts will be available and made to order November 2017.
Stay tuned for the official announcement.
Nina wrote a Facebook status asking for alterations help. Her daughter Lexi needed someone to make a corset back for her senior prom dress. Kacie read the status and initially thought Nina’s request was huge. She was asking for someone to take out the zipper and add a corset back to a ballroom style dress. Kacie hesitated, but then responded. She decided to look at the dress to see how much work needed done. Time was the big issue…did she have enough free time out of her busy work schedule to do this project?
Eventually she said yes, and a corset was created for Lexi’s prom dress! Kacie made the small loops and carefully sewed them into the dress. Lexi looked beautiful in the final project and danced the night away at her senior prom!
Here are some final pictures of Lexi in her prom dress.
“Thanks Nina and Lexi for allowing me to work on this dress. It was a pleasure. I needed the break from my stressful work schedule to focus on design.” -Kacie
Note to reader: Take time to do something you enjoy. It may be random sewing projects like Kacie and Kaitlyn enjoy or something else. This was not an overnight project for Kacie, but a few months’ work. There are always barriers like busy work schedules or other events that do not allow us to take time to do something creative. When you do find the time to create something you may also be helping someone else—like in this story.
Kacie had the opportunity to talk her home church in Portland, Tennessee about justice for garment workers. This presentation discussed how the church can use its connections to help garment workers around the world. This is a heavy topic and much discussion is needed to understand the many issues that garment workers experience.
This is now offered as a traveling presentation to churches around the U.S. Kacie is based in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church but is willing to travel to you. Contact us for more information about this presentation coming to you!
This presentation corresponds with the article Stitched Together published in the United Methodist Women Response magazine.
Kacie and her husband Joe wrote an article about being fashion conscious. Check out the article in The United Methodist Women Response magazine.
I know I am a woman who loves art. I love art of any kind, but especially fashion. I also know I am a woman who advocates for women's rights. I advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and other survivors who are vulnerable of exploitation. I started making these lace design shirts as a fundraiser for an organization I volunteered with when I lived in Chicago. The organization rescued young girls who were victims of sex trafficking. Today The DreamCatcher foundation still has leaders and volunteers rescuing women on the streets of Chicago. There are even volunteers who use theater to advocate for anti-human trafficking awareness. Theater is their form of art and a way these individuals can express themselves. I choose to express myself through sewing. The designs started as crosses, but the intent is to be inclusive to everyone. I make these designs to remind the woman who wears the shirt WHO SHE IS, and WHAT SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT. WHAT MAKES YOU YOU? When choosing a shirt for yourself or a friend I challenge you to choose the one that best describes you. Please continue to get involved in organizations that help women remember their dignity and remember they can walk with confidence as themselves. Every women deserves the right to live with dignity and respect.
Kacie had the opportunity to display the lace cross shirts at a craft fair in Jersey Shore, PA.
Each design and cross is different for the woman who will wear the shirt. Contact Kacie at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase yours today.
Well today it has been raining non-stop. I decided to spend the morning in my sewing room. I have such a random assortment of clothing and accessories in my closet. Even after I donate items to the local clothing closet I seem to go home and find something else I do not need. For the Lenten season last year I attempted to "thrift my closet". I tried to make new items out of clothing I already owned and not buy anything from clothing stores, especially big retailers with cheap sale prices like H&M, New York and Company, and etc ( if you like sale items you know the stores that are my weakness).
Today, I made a kimono from a scarf. This scarf was maybe worn by my husband Joe and maybe myself one or two times. We have owned it for over 5 years.... so...yea. Kimono's are fashionable right now. I like the fabric so I thought maybe if I make something else with the fabric I would wear it. Some brands like Free People may sell a kimono for over $100. Other stores like H&M maybe $30. Instead of wasting your money I will tell you how I made my kimono in 5 minutes!
1. Fold your scarf hamburger way with right sides together (If you have made a pillow pretty much the same thing)
2. Sew 5/8 seams toward fold until you have enough room from fold to the last stitch for an armhole. Do this on both sides.
3. Now cut one side of the fabric in half toward the fold.
4. Cut two inches from half line out to form a rectangle cut all the way down.
Now you have a kimono! Match it with a belt and straight jeans to complete the look!
Meet Sue, she enjoys spending time with her family and baking delicious apple pies! The picture to the left shows Sue wearing a custom Wildflower skirt. She is wearing the Blazing Star fabric design. The fabric was purchased from a small antique store in Duncannon, PA where Sue resides. The skirt was made just in time for Sue to wear it to her daughter's college graduation. Since the graduation Sue has worn her skirt to many special occasions including a banquet honoring her husband and church.
Wildflower skirts are custom made to suit your personal style. You can choose your fabric from our wildflower collection. Also you can choose your style of skirt. Choosing your skirt style includes: length, pleats/no pleats and waist band options. The skirts are made to be comfortable yet fashionable for the women wearing them!
Wildflower skirts have been popular over the last few months. We had one buyer though who blew our socks off with a special request. Here's the story.
Ben Adams came to me and asked if he could order a skirt about 2 weeks before Valentine's Day. He said he had been thinking of a perfect and meaningful gift to give his wife Tara. He thought at first he was not giving me enough time to make the skirt, but luckily I have a 2 week purchase date. He secretly chose the fabric and style of skirt for his wife. He chose a fabric with the pictures I have online and after he looked at live fabric swatches he continued to choose his first option. I knew this skirt must be meant to be. Ben said the fabric would be perfect for Tara and also be a little "wilder" than her usual wear. I trusted him that she would love it, I mean he knows her better. (Granted the fabric he chose is one of my favorites).
The skirt was finished just in time for a special Valentine's Day gift from husband to wife. It's not too late for you to order a custom skirt for your special someone! We take orders daily. Remember to contact me directly by email at wildflowerbyKandK@gmail.com
I'll show you fabric swatches and have your skirt finished within 2 weeks from order date! Place your orders today for a Wildflower Skirt!