Designer, Maker, Sewer, Artist, Teacher
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Hello and welcome to SuzziMaggs Handmade Womens Fashion 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 as a dressmaker, it has taken me until my mid fifties to actually create my first collection. It took being in lockdown in the midst of a global pandemic for me to begin to realise my childhood dreams.
My current collections can be viewed under the Collections button in the menu button at the top of this page. They are colourful, easy fit and made to mix and match and layer.
I bave also begun to blog about my current fashion thoughts and am in the midst of having my own Wardrobe Revolution, where I am working on having a wardrobe full of garments that I love to wear and make me feel confident and like I look like I want to look. You can read along and join in by having your own Wardrobe Revolution here beginning at the July 7, 2021 post, and by using/following #suzzimaggswardroberevolution on social media.
SuzziMaggs is also about creating fun, useful, individual handmade items 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 have some great online sewing classes on this topic which you can find under the Classes button on the menu bar at the top of this page.
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.
Check them out at www.100-hope.org
Thank you for stopping by!