This past weekend I attended the inaugural Sewing Boss Weekend at Asilomar Conference Center on the beautiful central coast of California. For the first time ever, I was surrounded by a unique group of entrepreneur/creative woman - kindred spirits running sewing businesses, on both East and West coasts of the USA. Hunkered down in our cabin by the sea, we shared business successes and challenges, what motivates us, what drives us nuts and mostly talked and talked and talked about how honored we are to make modern sewing available in our communities. It enriched and inspired me more than anything has in recent years, and I’m very motivated to connect with more sewing studios - it seems I have finally found my tribe! Thanks to my friend Megan Avery this dream became a reality and I hope that FashionKit will grow to be an important part of teaching garment sewing to makers and fashion sewists in studios everywhere.
Heartfelt thanks to these sewing bosses who shared the weekend with me - they have phenomenal studios where you can go create with needle and thread and meet up with your own tribe:
Bella Lafoso - bellastudiomonterey.com - Monterey, CA
Nyla Dubois - www.seamsterslocal.com - Marblehead, MA
Yvonne Cervantes and Yvonne Dill-Cruz - sewcietystudio.com - Claremont, CA
Karen Katin - Stitchery - Portsmouth, RI
If you are a sewing boss and are interested in connecting with other sewing bosses or learning how FashionKit can work in your studio, please get in touch - I’d love to chat with you!