Today, Friday, Oct 2nd, my local paper, The Concord Monitor, published a special advertising supplement where I placed my first large advertisment. Below is the portion of the advertisment where they provided a brief write-up of my business.
Laura, of Davina Dawn Sewing Specialties provides a variety of seamstress services to the community and abroad. From alterations, mending (including bridal and formal gowns), refashioning already-owned clothing, custom infant and children’s clothing (including christening and baptismal gowns,originals or refashioned from bridal gowns), other dress attire, and more.
In 2000, Laura opened Davina Dawn Sewing Specialties to create custom doll clothing for the variety of play dolls that were on the market. Serious dollcollectors contacted her, requesting custom outfits for their vintage andcustom dolls as well as miniature bridal gown replicas.Laura, who has lived in the Concord area with her family for the last 22years, says her business grew naturally. "While I was homeschooling our daughters," she says, "they kept asking for certain doll clothing. As friends and family saw my work, they asked if I would sell them, which started my business beyond just making doll clothing".
Laura’s work has been featured in magazines, and has created custom dollclothing for professional doll designers.
In addition to her delicate and beautiful work in miniature and personal service, Laura creates a range of accessories, infant and toddler blankets and quilts, therapy rice bags, totes, home decor and other gift items. Flexible hours are provided so that she can work around customers work schedules.
When Laura isn’t busy working or spending time with her family, she’s donating her time and sewing skills to the Family Place at Concord Hospital to create special shirts for mothers of preemie infants.