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Getting to know YesterEra
Where are you from? and a little bit about you

I am from Columbia, SC and I’ve lived in SC my whole life. I’m married to a wonderful man who is an artist and photographer. We also have a joint business, jellykoe, where we travel to craft shows around the country. I’ve been sewing for years, and I love it! I’m currently not working a steady job, so I have a lot of time to just create. That’s why I decided to open my own shop.

What items do you carry in your shop?
I carry vintage inspired clothes and accessories: skirts, aprons, petticoats, fascinators, and veils.

How did you decide on your shop name?

It took a week of agonizing over the name to finally settle on YesterEra. I wanted something that would evoke the vintage atmosphere without being cheesy or too hard to remember. YesterEra was the last name my husband and I came up with, and we both agreed it suited the shop the best.

Do you have anything new you plan on adding to your store?

YES! I have a ton of clothing designs in the works, I just need to sit down and make them! Right now, a lot of my things are 50s style. Look for more 20s, 30s, and 40s styles coming up.

Do you have a blog, twitter, or facebook page?
I am on twitter at http://twitter.com/yesterera
What is your inspiration when making a new item?

I keep a collection of pictures of past fashions, and from there get inspired to make changes. I always think “would a woman today wear this?” and how I can make it accessible. I also have friends who are models, pin ups, burlesque dancers, and costumers, and a lot of times one of them will inspire me to make something.

What items in your shop do you most enjoy making and why?
I enjoy them all, but clothes are my passion, even though they take up the most time and can be frustrating sometimes. I like to think of myself more of a designer than a crafter, so the clothes give me more freedom to work within that realm.
Anything else you would like us to know?

I started out making costumes, which is how I got into historical fashions. Making costumes and everyday wear is different, and sometimes I have to redirect myself from thinking of an outfit as a costume. I still enjoy costuming to be able to make more elaborate things, but I am very happy to be launching a line of clothing into the everyday fashion world.

** As always I would like to encourage all of my readers to check out this wonderful Etsy Shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/YesterEra



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