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Modern June… cool stuff for the hip housewife.

Hi, my name is Kelly McCants I have been sewing since I was about 13 years old. To be completely honest my career started against my will. It all stared when my father would not let me take art class in 7th grade, instead he took me to Sears where he bought me my first sewing machine and insisted I take Home Ec. It still amuses me that got a D the sewing part of the class. My, how things have improved!

Later, I started drafting my own patterns so I could make my crazy 1980's wardrobe. I was in 10th grade and I could not afford to dress like Madonna, there was only one thing to do, start sewing!

In college received a degree in Technical Theater and Fashion Merchandising and spent my twenties as a costumer for film and theatre. I enjoyed the…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 12
  • Joined May 23, 2006

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Oilcloth, rick rack and bias are three things I could not live with out

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Cool stuff for the hip housewife!

About

Modern June… cool stuff for the hip housewife.

Hi, my name is Kelly McCants I have been sewing since I was about 13 years old. To be completely honest my career started against my will. It all stared when my father would not let me take art class in 7th grade, instead he took me to Sears where he bought me my first sewing machine and insisted I take Home Ec. It still amuses me that got a D the sewing part of the class. My, how things have improved!

Later, I started drafting my own patterns so I could make my crazy 1980's wardrobe. I was in 10th grade and I could not afford to dress like Madonna, there was only one thing to do, start sewing!

In college received a degree in Technical Theater and Fashion Merchandising and spent my twenties as a costumer for film and theatre. I enjoyed the fast-pace of freelancing at some of the best regional theaters on the east coast. But what I most enjoyed was being on a movie set, doing wardrobe in that creative and chaotic environment was a blast, those are times I will never forget.

Today I am a stay at home mom of two great kids, that I homeschool. I strive everyday to create a balance between teaching, motherhood and my business.

I live in great old home with a cute hubby and an unkempt garden within a great neighborhood in Richmond, VA.

Modern June started out as a simple creative outlet for a semi-desperate housewife. I had become anxious to do something that was just for me. I had also become obsessed with vintage aprons so I started selling my growing collection at the local farmers market, but when I couldn't bear to see them go I drafted patterns of my favorites. By Christmas of 2006, I had taken all those pattern and modernized them for the modern housewife.

Modern June is now sold in over a dozen brick and mortar shops across America and Canada. As well a few online boutiques. The best place to find Modern June is on ETSY!

Although we have left the days of June Clever behind I believe there is a bit housewife all of us. Our homes ground us, it just sounds charming to live in a nice house that we have lovingly decorated. Who doesn't' want to create wonderful meals for a happy family. This may not be our reality but we can dream.

Go put on your apron and be creative!

XOXOX,
Kelly


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If you need to contact me for any reason, please send me a conversation here on Etsy (click "Conversations" at the top of the page) or email me at: Kelly [!at] Modernjune.com

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