Feature Friday – Tarapparel

Welcome everyone to Feature Friday!!!

Today, I would like to introduce you to Tara, the talented hands behind Tarapparel.

“My name is Tara Welch. I was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I am a 22-year-old    graduate  of the fashion design program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. I have always been inspired by fashion and colours, which makes fashion design the perfect job for me.

What items do you make and why?
My original plan for my shop was to just make summer dresses and sell them on Etsy. This was a perfect idea for me because I want to be an evening wear dress designer someday, but summer dresses are a lot faster to create for a shop, but they are still in the same area I want to be in when it comes to designing. I then moved into also creating skirts for my shop because of the quick turn around time on them.

I started creating pajama pants and shorts last year when the weather started to turn cold. Knowing that people won’t be very interested in dresses and skirts. Pajamas also make great Christmas presents.

How and when did you get started?

I opened this shop because after I finished school, I was looking for a job here in my home town so I can save enough money to move to a bigger city and pursue a career. I thought this would be the best way to keep the skills I learned in school sharp, as well as make a little extra money.

What inspires you?
I am very inspired by fabric. Usually I start a design process at the fabric store. When I see a piece of fabric I can start to envision a dress or skirt or shirt that I can design and make with this fabric.

Here are some pictures of some her favorite items. Left: Pink Floral Summer Dress. Middle: COMING SOON – Made to Order! Upper Right: Cupcake PJ Pants. Lower Right: Pink and Blue High Heel Pajama Shorts.  I love that Summer Dress!!!

Tara’s Inspiration…Her gorgeous cat who helps her when she is working and of course, Fabric!

You can peruse all of Tara’s great items at her Etsy shop, Tarapparel. Check out her Facebook page to get in the know on all her great deals and specials!

Next week, Tara is having a SALE (and who doesn’t love that?). Between June 12th – 18th, you can save 25% with the coupon code JUNESALE25.

Thank you so much Tara!

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