Pia Asem's Profile

About

These things are sewn at home.
My aim is to keep costs as low as possible and the quality the best I can deliver. For good deals on fabric and trim I rely on our local fabric warehouses.

Ideas pop up at odd times and I jot these down or sketch something on paper. Inspiration comes from dancers movements, their costumes and other costume creators. The hip belt or hip scarf seems to be the key to translating a belly dancer's movement and these are my favorite things to make.

Other than a few sewing lessons in high school I am self taught. I started by making simple garments for myself and my daughter when she was young. Designing and sewing is my way of switching off after a full day at work. I also belly dance.

Apia is entirely a one person show. I design, cut, sew, photograph,and do the…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 27, 2010

Favorite materials

Velvets, Jersey, Lycra, Silks, Chiffon, Beads

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Apia
Apia Dancewear

About

These things are sewn at home.
My aim is to keep costs as low as possible and the quality the best I can deliver. For good deals on fabric and trim I rely on our local fabric warehouses.

Ideas pop up at odd times and I jot these down or sketch something on paper. Inspiration comes from dancers movements, their costumes and other costume creators. The hip belt or hip scarf seems to be the key to translating a belly dancer's movement and these are my favorite things to make.

Other than a few sewing lessons in high school I am self taught. I started by making simple garments for myself and my daughter when she was young. Designing and sewing is my way of switching off after a full day at work. I also belly dance.

Apia is entirely a one person show. I design, cut, sew, photograph,and do the accounts and taxes myself and I really don't want to change this process. I am truly grateful for my degree in Finance from Dhaka University in Bangladesh ( the old country); it's being put to good use now. My customer's are the best, they encourage and inspire me constantly. Also my gratitude to Etsy for the simplicity and genius of this shopping website.

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