Vendors I Know: Crafty Broads!

April 24th, 2017
Custom Silk Jersey White and Purple Color Blocked Wedding Gown. Photo © Brave Lux Photography.

Custom Silk Jersey White and Purple Color Blocked Wedding Gown. Photo © Brave Lux Photography.

Remember a few weeks ago when I said I was moving into an office space with Crafty Broads?  Well, the lease is signed, and it’s official.  So who are these Broads and what makes them so Crafty?

Crafty Broads was founded originally as a wedding planning and custom garments/alteration business.  The wedding planning half of the business has moved to St. Louis, where the business has expanded.  But you’re probably more interested in what’s in Chicago if you’re reading this.

Crafty Broads in Chicago makes custom garments, including wedding dresses, suits, corsets, and probably just about anything else you can imagine.  You can have a custom veil or fascinator made for you.  You can have garments altered to fit you.  Pretty much, if you want something done with clothing–especially fancy clothing–you can get it done at Crafty Broads.  If you want to get an idea of the breadth of their work, check out the gallery on the website.

And don’t forget the alterations.  If you have a garment that isn’t quite right or needs repair or just doesn’t fit, Crafty Broads is the place to go to make it right.

I’m lucky to be sharing a space with so much creativity.  It has inspired me to start making lace again, which you’ll be able to see when you’re at the shop.  There’s a lot of goodness all in one place!

Big Things Coming

March 20th, 2017
The guests enjoyed themselves.  Photo by Studio Finch Photography,

Fun times coming! Photo by Studio Finch Photography,

As I’ve mentioned once or twice before, there’s a new website in my future.  I’ll make a big announcement when it’s completely ready, but keep your eyes open.  It’s going to be a big improvement.  I mean, I love my old website, and it as served me well, but it’s time for an update!

But there’s even bigger news.  Very soon, you’ll see a new address for me.  I’m moving into a real, grown-up office space.  Julia at Crafty Broads and I will be sharing her cute space in Rogers Park.  (I’ll do a profile of her so you’ll know more about the custom garments and alterations she does.)  I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the meeting space there.  As a bonus, if you have an appointment there, you might see some of my handmade lace and custom embroidery work on display.  I’m looking forward to sharing that with the world, too.

Stay tuned for updates on all these new and exciting things!