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How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business - by Angela Wolf (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 223

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Fashion & Accessories

Series Title: How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Globe Pequot Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Angela Wolf

Language: English

Street Date: December 4, 2012
TCIN: 77855568
UPC: 9780762778775
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-3935
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


December of 1993 I graduated with a business degree from Illinois State University. With a new sewing machine and serger as a graduation gift from my family I started a home based custom apparel business. In 1995, with the encouragement of my now husband, I created an 18 piece collection and held a private fashion show for the local women. This show is what really launched my career in custom couture and has now led to my recognition as a fashion and couture sewing expert nationwide. Focusing on high-end women's custom apparel and then ultimately adding alterations, personal shopping, and wardrobe planning/consulting to the agenda not only allowed me to expand my clientele, but became a great source of additional income and experience. 2006 - I decided to make the move to a professional studio outside of the home. Spring of 2010, I collaborated with Michigan's Southwest Symphony on a fashion show fundraiser event. In front of a sold out crowd, I launched my first women's ready-to-wear line. I began selling my clothing line in my studio, online, and private trunk shows held at clients homes. My collection is now in a boutique in Saugatuck, Michigan.Recent Press- I currently write a monthly "Fashion and Trends" column for Patternreview.com- July 2011 - "Fashion and Couture Sewing Expert" on a new PBS series "It's Sew Easy" - on 8 episodes- May 2011 - Main Guest Speaker at Pattern Review's 10 year anniversary event- May 2011 - Guest Speaker at the Summer Challenge Fishing Tournament- April 15 - May 31, 2011 - Main Exhibit at the Box Factory for the Arts (large display of couture garments)- April 2011 - Who's Who in Business on the Brenda Layne Radio show- November 2010, one of 12 featured fashion designers in the Chicago Showcase, chaired by Mayor Daly- Article in the Herald Palladuim - August 2010 Cover of Great Lakes Angler Magazine (also fish professionally)- Winner of the 2008 Passion for Fashion competition from American Sewing Expo- Audience favorite of the 2007 Passion for Fashion competition from American Sewing Expo
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