Devon Thomas, a fashion icon...that is what I want to be known as one day. So I am taking the steps to make that happen!
Since the age of four I have known that I wanted to be a fashion designer (I am not exaggerating, just ask my mom!) I would sketch pretty dresses all day. I even made scrapbooks of magazine cutouts because I knew one day all of the trends I was seeing in the fashion magazines would help me in my future designs. My dream was to go to FIT and study fashion design and go out into the working world designing fabulous clothes! However, by the time I was 18 I lost a little bit of my focus and when it was time to go to college I just decided to go where my best friend was going, Seton Hall University. Unfortunately there was no fashion department there (eh, what are you going to do?) so I majored in the next best thing...social and behavioral sciences?? Maybe not. But the desire to work in the fashion industry was still in me so upon graduation I went to work for the corporate offices of Liz Claiborne Inc. in hopes of eventually going back to school for fashion design and one day becoming apart of Liz's design team. But God had a different plan for me, a couple of years into working for Liz my husband and I had our first child and I decided to take some time off to be a SAHM.
Fast forward three years and I have successfully transitioned back into the workforce only to get pregnant once again…with twins. Now I think God is REALLY trying to tell me something. He is saying “Devon, you have had one dream all of your life. ONE! This is your last opportunity, the last chance I am giving you to make it happen. Now get to sewing!!!” So this time I finally listened. I broke out my sketch book sketched well over a hundred looks and took sewing lessons (oh, did I fail to mention I had zero sewing experience? Yup, didn’t even own a machine) and six months later this is what I was churning out:
Not bad for a beginner right? So lately I have been doing a lot of custom work, pictures will be posted soon. Currently I am working on pieces in hopes of publishing a website by the late spring /early summer.
So to those of you reading this I hope that you will take this journey with me. I will be posting as often as I can to update you on my progress as well as maybe some random stuff thrown in the mix. I would also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear your feedback so please feel free to leave me comments!