Happy New Year!! A new year to start a new blog! Since this is my very first blog post (please bear with me), let me start with a little history! I was born and raised in St. Albans Vermont where I have also married and raised my five children. My love for sewing was developed through my mother who I was convinced could make anything. My love for beautiful bridal and evening gowns started at a very early age. When JCPenney or Montgomery Ward catalogs arrived in the mail, the first pages to be
opened were the bridal gowns! Barbie dolls and paper dolls were always better with bigger gowns instead of everyday clothes. I guess I am showing my age now! Since my kids are now mostly grown, I noticed a need in our community and jumped on the opportunity to open a formal wear business. With the help of friends in the industry, Northern Elegance Formalwear was born in February 2017. I have to say, my love of sewing and big beautiful gowns has become second to the joy on the faces of my clients. I have met many wonderful people in my business and working with them is a pleasure. Creating smiles and happiness is much more of a reward than anything else.
If you choose to follow my blog, here are some things I hope to cover. “Threads” being all things formal – gowns, bridal, menswear, etc and “stitches” being all things sewing. I hope to share new trends, spotlight designers, as well as discuss sewing and alterations, new products, option, ideas, etc.
I hope you will join me on this new adventure!!
Owner of Northern Elegance and a seamstress for over 20 years!