Wednesday, September 10, 2008

More of Spokane with SeamsVictorian

The Seams Victorian shop is run by a very talented seamstress who was born and raised in Spokane. If you can attend the Farmers Market and Craft Fair this Saturday, September 13th, you may meet her there and see some of her beautiful items in person. The fair will be located at Fresh Abundance Organic Foods, 2015 N. Division in Spokane. The hours are from 10AM to 7PM, with live music starting at 11AM.

I have been sewing since I was 12. I am self taught mostly. I learned the basic elements of sewing in school and appreciated that knowledge since clothing from stores didn't fit me correctly. I remember taking apart a pair of San Francisco Riding Gear jeans that I had and making my own pattern for jeans. Ever since then, I have been fascinated with "remaking" things into something else. My favorite thing in my shop is the wedding dress that I transformed from "dull" into something unique and vintage looking.

I have an intense love for the Victorian era, hence the name of my shop! I hope to one day inspire the owners of the Davenport Hotel, a famous hotel in Spokane known for it's elegant historical decor, to host Victorian balls or events where people can rent or buy period clothing to participate. Two such outfits for this type of event would be the Embroidered Bronze Bustle Gown and the Victorian Floral Bustle Gown.

I don't like to be nailed down to one particular style, so hopefully people will stop by my shop and be pleasantly surprised at the variety of items I have. I have been working on purses and totes recently and love the way they are turning out. My favorite fabric is the handmade fabric I create, which is very time consuming but the results are fantastic! It is tough to photograph because of the sparkly nature of the fabric so I am still working on the best views.

I love Etsy because the people there are fantastic to talk to! I have had the best experiences with the customers I have had! People that love handmade things seem to be the easiest to work with. I appreciate that so much!


roseworksjewelry said...

Great interview! SeamsVictorian has a great shop :)

Brenda said...

I LOVE Leanna's items! It will be fun meeting her! Thanks for the great feature! :-)