Some of you have requested to know a little more about me and how this company has come to be, so I figured now is a great time to say hello to my longtime readers and welcome the new eyes that are finding their way to this blog (thanks Instagram!).
My name is Christina. I've been sewing for almost as long as I can remember. If you read last Friday's post, you'll know that my family has a lot of supremely talented ladies who were all kind enough to show me how to make things when I was just a little one. All of that creating sparked in me a love of working with my hands to make beautiful things.
I fell particularly in love with making clothing, I don't really have a reason why other than that it just felt good to do. It's fun to dream something up and then make it come to life. I enjoy solving the design problems to make things fit just so, and the process of making it all come together is my favorite part (wearing it at the end or seeing it being worn is a close second!).
What I love about having my own company is that I get to make the rules and push my own boundaries. I'm passionate about the business of fashion, but I feel that the industry has a long way to go in truly serving its customers, particularly women. That's why I'm trying to do my part to showcase the real women who wear KD and push back against the rules of beauty and body standards that we're often subjected to.
When I'm not designing for KD you can find me working at my day job in Alexandria, freelancing with local boutiques as a social media & editorial consultant, volunteering for local organizations that support women's causes, and most often snuggling with my dog.
The purpose of this blog is to give you all some insight into what's going on in the atelier, a peek behind the scenes of being a small business owner, and as yet another way to share the awesome things that happen when you allow yourself to get creative. As always, if there's a particular topic you want to hear about please feel free to let me know in the comments below!
I'm so happy to have you all here reading along about the adventures of KD, and I'm super excited for all the exciting things I've got planned for this year!