Designer, Maker, Sewer, Artist, Teacher
Hello and welcome to SuzziMaggs Handmade designs
and classes by Suzanne Schroder.
Well I'm finally growing up!
Since the days I could draw and colour I have been saying that I want to be a fashion designer when I grow up. From the time I could wrap and drape a handkerchief around my barbie doll I have wanted to make clothes.
Though I have been sewing garments and other items for people for the last 30 plus years, it has taken me until my mid fifties to actually create my first collection.
It's cool, it's classic, it's all about layering and playing with colours without too much fitting. Keep the look loose and floaty or add a sash and sinch it in to a lovely accentuated waist or princess line.
SuzziMaggs is also about creating fun, useful, individual handmade items to sell from the unwanted, cast-off and no longer required items that already exist. Beginning with my own mountainous fabric stash and boxes of ephemera, then pouring through local Op shops (thrift stores) and anywhere else that I can find inspiration in unwanted items. My desire is to reduce waste, even if it's only a tiny fraction by up-cycling as many materials as I can in my creations. I will keep material costs as low as possible without compromising the quality of my products.
SuzziMaggs has another purpose also.
It is to support my dear friends in Uganda. Therefore 10% of all sales will be donated directly to the work of 100% Hope, Uganda. This is an organisation very close to my heart. In 2017 I was privileged to spend time at Hope village in Uganda, this was the most amazing time of learning and loving and gaining a whole Ugandan addition to our family. Then just recently in February , 2020 I was able to return to Hope Village and help set up a tailoring room where local women can learn to sew and earn an income.
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So there it is- My Quest - to make new, fun and useful things out of the unwanted, tossed aside, outdated old things, and to bless some friends along the way.
Also to offer you fun creative classes where you can learn a skill and use some of your own stash of supplies and materials.
And now to offer a light elegant clothing range that can be worn simply and casually or dressed up for your special occasions.
Thank you for stopping by!