T minus two days until our first annual LAYERS Fashion Show 8.31.19 benefiting Layers of Dignity, and we can barely contain ourselves! To get ready for the show, we’d like to introduce you to an exclusive inside look to meet our talented designers. Below, meet Yakerra Douglas from SewFancy Designs and make sure you RSVP for the show! 🙂
How did you get into designing?
I’ve always loved fashion and wanted to create my own. It began with me distressing a T-shirt or shorts for myself and friends, now I’m completely designing and sewing together my own pieces.
What inspires you? The means to do better and continue to grow inspires me. Everyday I want to be a better me, so I get inspired by that. I feed off that energy to create, learn and grow.
How has your career impacted your life personally?
I’d say my career has impacted my life for the better. There’s nothing I wanted more than to create and sew. I’ve had the opportunity to sew full time now, and being self taught I was able to learn so much more about my craft and myself in just a short year.
What’s your favorite new look you are featuring at the show?
My FAVORITE new look is just about all of them. I love to see what the ladies are going to wear for their birthdays and I loveee to piece together what I want to wear for my birthday. This line was inspired by being the Birthday Girl. I love to see sparkles, so when I look at my collection that’s what I get. That’s why I say all of my pieces are my favorites.
What’s a fun silly fact about you that you’d like to share?
A fun silly fact about me is that I love to dance around the house with my family. Even if my husband and I embarrass our oldest daughter! I mean I’m only 28, I think I still got it, LOL.
What advice would you give to aspiring designers/creatives/entrepreneurs?
My advice to any aspiring creative is to go for it. Don’t think too too hard about whatever it is you want to do, just begin! That’s the first step to something great and never look back.
Anything else you want readers to know?
I would like to share another piece of advice for designers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. There will always be bumps in the road along your journey to success. As long as you keep faith, work hard and believe in your brand, there’s no room for failure. Always believe in you.
Thanks Yakerra. Where can people stay connected with you and how can they shop your birthday looks?!
Everyone can stay connected with me via my personal Insta page @sewfancyski, there you can shop my looks following the launch of my web page. You can also follow my business page as I began to build it @officialsewfancy, and like us on Facebook @sewfancy