A country gal in Western North Carolina
With my trusty dog -Vega, a beat up Honda, A couple of Berninas, A Viking, and my good ole heavy sheers.
I created UA (that’s Unabashed Apparel in short hand) when I was 23 -that was over a decade ago. I think natural fibers are endlessly enthralling – simple but malleable, in taking time to get it right, in a good cut and drape of fabric, in washing machines, and in that trusty piece of clothing you grab as you run out the door because it was made just right.
I sew late into the night when the muse comes knocking. I garden with heirloom roses and old fashioned seeds. I throw pottery on the side, oil paint when my nose twitches, and dance goofily alone while I’m ironing fabrics.
And why Unabashed? Because thinking about what I really wanted to wear & make & offer every day I wrote a little ditty about how I’d like to feel as a maker in the world & it went like this:
Unleash a light a fire
to sing to dance to stomp
to laugh to shout to create
whoever you are when you are
that’s me -now what about you?
Drop me a line here.
Want to learn about what being a maker of heirloom clothing for women means? That’s here.