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Welcome!
Bienvenidos!

Gypsy Tailor and family have a new home in Kyiv, Ukraine. We have just started a new diplomatic tour that will last until Summer 2018.

Thanks for stopping here to find out who is behind this world of stitches.

My name is Isabel Maria. I was born and raised in Ecuador, a beautiful country in South America. I went to live in the United States in 2000 after marrying a wonderful American man that I met in my country while he was a Peace Corps Volunteer there.

My love for sewing began when I was a little girl. My mother was a professional seamstress, so it was hard not to notice all the fabric, thread, patterns and sewing machines around my house --and it was even harder not to fall in love with it…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 24
  • Joined October 1, 2009

Favorite materials

silk, leather, knits, linen, cottons, ribbons, threads, yarn, lace, wool, paper, fabric, all natural fibers

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GypsyTailor
Handmade leather accessories with a unique...

About

Welcome!
Bienvenidos!

Gypsy Tailor and family have a new home in Kyiv, Ukraine. We have just started a new diplomatic tour that will last until Summer 2018.

Thanks for stopping here to find out who is behind this world of stitches.

My name is Isabel Maria. I was born and raised in Ecuador, a beautiful country in South America. I went to live in the United States in 2000 after marrying a wonderful American man that I met in my country while he was a Peace Corps Volunteer there.

My love for sewing began when I was a little girl. My mother was a professional seamstress, so it was hard not to notice all the fabric, thread, patterns and sewing machines around my house --and it was even harder not to fall in love with it all. Since my very first project I have not stopped sewing. As a little girl, I discovered the incredible feeling of creating something with my own hands. Later in life, I continued that passion and got a degree in Fashion Design from the Technological University of Quito-Ecuador. After graduation, I had the opportunity to make period costumes for the City Museum of Quito. Later, I had a small business making clothes that I designed, hand painted, screen printed, and sewed, which I sold to tourists in the Galapagos Islands. In the United States, I worked for the Washington National Opera in the Costume Department where I learned even more about sewing techniques --and opera of course! It was a great experience.

I now find myself in Etsy next to all these incredible artists with amazing ideas. I just want to share my love for sewing, have fun creating new things, and share my passion with lots of people. "I believe that handmade items bring a special energy to the maker and to the one who receives it".

My husband, our beautiful Boston Terrier "Bubba", our miracle twin boys and I will be traveling every few years to live in different parts of the world. We lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 2007-2010 then we went back to the United States for a year and in 2011 we moved to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam until Summer 2015. Our current tour is Kyiv, Ukraine 2015-2018. My sewing machines and sewing room will be traveling as well --thus the name of my shop, the GypsyTailor!


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