Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Welcome to Maeve Designs

At least, I think that's what we're calling it.

I've been wanting to tell you all about our rather ambitious undertaking. My sister Holly and I are starting a business that will make custom wedding gowns.

First, some background. Holly took two years of fashion design classes. Then she decided to make her own wedding gown. Like, out of silk. This was a long process. Through trial and error and pure determination, she came up with something incredibly gorgeous.

Fast-forward almost three years. A friend of hers asked her to make her a gown. Thus, the picture in this post. The idea came from a Marilyn Monroe dress. Her bridesmaids wore black, and it was an elegant outdoor fall wedding. Beautiful, isn't it?

So, about this time, my entrepreneur antenna went up. I always love having a project, and making money. Why not help my sister get this business off the ground?

Here we go. Website, business cards, sales procedures, seamstresses, fabric suppliers, marketing plans, financial plans, are all in the works. I'm having a blast, getting paid nothing for now. My mind has been somewhat consumed by thinking about the business and reading the e-myth for the past week.

I really feel that we are going to be able to produce beautiful work. Holly's attention to detail is impeccable, and the two dresses she has made thus far are breathtaking and completely different in every way. With our combination of skills, I think we may be able to take this idea very far.

So, if you know anyone who is engaged, let them know about us. If they would be willing to take a little survey, we will offer them some nifty free gift that we're still dreaming up. And we can design them their dream dress.

Are we nuts? Well, it's possible.


  1. Doesn't it feel wonderful and fulfilling to have a goal and a dream coming together to be a reality. I remember I was like 14 or something walking into your parents house at the time and watching your Mom and Holly make this really cute shirt out of this giant old lady shirt Holly found at a thrift store. I thought she was the coolest person ever. :) She has a beautiful gift and you have so much passion. I think oneday I'll be walking into a botique "Maeve Designs" with my daughter perhaps looking to create her dream dress. Good Luck Sara, I really think you guys will go far.

  2. Thanks, Irene! Won't that be a fun day? :)