Tag Archive: plus size fashion

Jun 10

Raindrops Keep Falling

The past few days have been rainy and cloudy, with a few thunderstorms off and on. I was beginning to wonder if the raindrops would ever stop falling! Today, however, after the morning rain, the sun came out and it was suddenly HOT! I didn’t realize HOW hot it was until I went outside after …

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Jun 10

Size YOU!™ is now available

Last week at our Gossamer Threads Summer Launch Party we were discussing ways to describe our new line of women’s clothing. “What’s different about what WE do from what’s already out there?” I asked. My design team looked at me kind of like I had lost my mind. After all, if I didn’t know what …

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Jun 03

It’s Almost Time

For the past several weeks I’ve been working with a few friends here in Our Town to plan a launch party for the summer collection from Gossamer Threads Shop. And now, it’s almost time for the launch! Tomorrow night we’ll be together for a fashion show at our local library where we will reveal our …

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May 28

Vintage Mama’s Cottage is FOR SALE!

  Yes, it’s true . . . . our little cottage by the lake here in northern Indiana is for sale. We’ve been planning to put this house on the market for a couple of years now, mostly because we need a bit more room now that the girls are both (almost) teenagers, AND the …

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May 18

“Hour-Glass Figure” or an “Hour-and-a-Half” shape

Ever since I was asked if I would consider designing a line of “plus-size” clothing for professional women (and anyone else who can’t seem to find what they like and / or what fits), I’ve been doing some research on the topic of fashion for that customer group. Well . . . did I ever …

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May 13

Make n’ Take Totes

LARGE PATCHWORK BAG The past couple of weeks have been really busy with all of the sewing going on around here for the Summer Launch Party for Gossamer Threads Shop. There’s still quite a bit to do . . . . still some sewing, fittings, photographs, and then the PARTY! As soon as we have …

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May 01

More Fabric has Arrived!

It is so much fun ordering fabric for the Gossamer Threads Shop summer collection! As I was sewing away yesterday, another package arrived with more fabric . . . . there is definitely something about new fabric for those of us who love to sew. This sweet combination was chosen by one of my design …

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Apr 22

Summer Collection from Gossamer Threads Shop!

We’re not quite ready for the complete roll out of the summer collection from Gossamer Threads Shop . . . . but our design team is busy putting together the finishing touches on the colors, fabrics, and styles that will be included. I have an amazing team of women who are contributing to this project …

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Apr 21

New Logo for Vintage Mama’s Cottage

As we continue to build the Vintage Mama’s Cottage brand, with the help of our business coach, Christie Workman, we are updating all of our social media sites with our new image. We are also in the process of designing and creating a new collection of plus size clothing for women (and eventually for tween …

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Mar 30

Gossamer Threads Shop is OPEN!

Once we decided to make our clothing designs a full-time business, it was kind of scary! If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you know what I’m talking about. There are a lot of unknowns, and a great deal of risk involved. You don’t know if your idea is even a good one …

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