1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
We are Shannon and Tiffany and we are the force behind Create Kids Couture! We met in 2008 and discovered we both had a love for sewing! We quickly bonded while teaching ourselves how to make clothes and accessories for our daughters. At that time we realized that while there were plenty of beautiful patterns out there, the niche for “over-the-top” children’s boutique patterns was lacking however we didn’t have the skills required to make patterns. We both opened up boutiques and remained friends continuing to work together occasionally and share new techniques we learned always! After years of requests from fans, we finally decided to share our unique, one-of-a-kind designs with everyone by forming Create Kids Couture in July 2011. When we opened we had just 5 patterns and after really discovering our love for designing we quickly grew to have over 90 patterns in our first year. Today we have over 180 PDF patterns and 11 paper patterns in our collection. We’ve grown to include not only children’s patterns, but also, doll, tweens, and women’s sizes as well!
2. What are your favorite projects to design?
We love to design girls clothes! We started sewing because we wanted the cute boutique clothes, but as stay at home moms we couldn’t actually afford them! I think clothes for our girls–no matter what size they grow into–will always be our favorite!
3. What is your favorite thing you have made for yourself? For someone else?
We don’t sew for ourselves too much! We’re too busy sewing for our children and our business. Every new thing we design ends up being our favorite piece, only to be outdone by our newest design! LOL!
4. What is your favorite season/holiday to decorate for?
Definitely Christmas! We love the magic of Christmas and teaching our children that giving is more important than receiving. Santa is in all of us!
5. What DIY tips or tricks would you like to share with customers?
Oh goodness! Our tip would be that you can make ANYTHING! We are both self-taught seamstresses and the number one thing we’ve learned is with all the videos and patterns available to you on the internet there is no reason you can’t use these tools to your advantage to learn to make whatever your heart desires!
6. What other interests or hobbies do you have?
We take all of our own product shots, so we really enjoy photography!
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