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To see what I have for sale, please check out my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Minxshop

My name is Anna-Marie, but my friends call me Minkie or Minx. I taught myself to sew in college, and I have been sporadically sewing and designing for the past eight years. I started Minxshop in January of 2010. I am in charge of the design work, sampling, patterning, correspondence, and a lot of the production for both Minxshop and my more modern shop, Murmuration, which I just opened. The goal of my designs is to create clothes that are interesting and unique, but also comfortable and wearable on a day to day basis. I think we all need something that is easy to put on with a pair of jeans and boots, and not look like we just crawled out of a dumpster. But on the other hand, most of my pieces can easily be dressed up with heels, amazing tights, and weird mismatched blazers and…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 16
  • Joined September 8, 2009

Favorite materials

Cotton jersey, silks, wool, linen, buttons, appliques, lace

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About

To see what I have for sale, please check out my shop!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Minxshop

My name is Anna-Marie, but my friends call me Minkie or Minx. I taught myself to sew in college, and I have been sporadically sewing and designing for the past eight years. I started Minxshop in January of 2010. I am in charge of the design work, sampling, patterning, correspondence, and a lot of the production for both Minxshop and my more modern shop, Murmuration, which I just opened. The goal of my designs is to create clothes that are interesting and unique, but also comfortable and wearable on a day to day basis. I think we all need something that is easy to put on with a pair of jeans and boots, and not look like we just crawled out of a dumpster. But on the other hand, most of my pieces can easily be dressed up with heels, amazing tights, and weird mismatched blazers and cardigans.

I work in tandem with my mom who helps me with making accessories, shipping, packaging, and general organizing. She lives in Pittsburgh, and is going to school full time for occupational therapy. She keeps me generally sane and down to earth, and is the only reason that my shop has a filing cabinet. I've also been getting help with some of the production work from my friend Tanya. She is a stay at home mom, who is honestly a better seamstress than I am, and much better cook to boot. I have so much to learn from them!

All of my clothes are created in small runs. I buy about 10 to 50 yards of fabric, and once it’s gone, you won’t see anything quite like it again. I keep my designs eco-friendly by saving my scraps to later be used as hang tags and trim on future designs. Everything you buy from me is well made, and built to last for a long time.

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Special features, interviews, and love:

http://style-files.com/2010/06/16/leaf-applique-tunic/
http://www.mintdesignblog.com/2010/06/minxshop/
http://frenchleaving.blogspot.com/2010/08/and-now-shes-waiting-for-right-kind-of.html
http://www.fashionmefabulous.com/2010/06/etsy-shop-of-week-minxshop.html
http://lillyella.blogspot.com/2010/03/couture-du-jour_18.html
http://elephantine.typepad.com/elephantine/2010/03/minxshop-five-senses.html
http://whichonesareweeds.blogspot.com/2010/07/minxshop.html
http://www.mitchellanddent.com.au/tittletattle/cleve-little-minx
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-the-science-of-reinvention-9674/
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-its-a-shore-thing-9223/

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