TenderLane

Tenderlane Boutique

North Carolina, United States · 1194 Sales

TenderLane

Tenderlane Boutique

North Carolina, United States 1194 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ~~Vintage style dresses, patterns, lingerie and accessories. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tenderlane~~

Hello, I am Joan Allisen . Welcome to a part of my life that seems to keep calling me back.

I created Tenderlane Boutique for the fond memories of a simpler time. Here you will discover vintage items that have been tucked away for years. Treasures that deserve another chance to be loved.

I showcase vintage pattern’s, clothes and lingerie and accessories that make you feel like a lady. My new venture is creating Vintage Style Dresses from original classic patterns with new fabric which has become a real hit. I have been so blessed to meet a terrific seamstress that understands my visions with the old patterns and newer fabric combinations. I pick the patterns and fabrics and she brings them to life with perfection. The New York Times just had a big write up about this new trend. So much fun!!

We don't claim to be tailors. We do make custom dresses to your size but there will be a chance you might need slight alterations as in ordering any dress online. We design them so they are made to be easily altered.

My Mom, Irene, taught me how to sew and embroider which ignited a love of creating with fabrics and patterns. I can remember selling Barbie doll clothes to classmates in middle school for 50 cents, too funny! I’ve made clothes for myself, my daughters and friends over the years.

I have had many different jobs in my life from coaching gymnastics, working in doctor’s offices, to television producer and having my own craft and antique stores. Currently I am a wedding videographer and editor which is an art but I still have a fire to design, create and restore.

Not too long ago I was showing my granddaughter, Victoria, my collection of linens and embroidery. Some of these were passed down from my parents and grandparents. Having thought that these were all sewn by out by a machine, she was surprised when I explained that they were so delicate and special because they were hand made. I told her she is almost 10 now and it’s time to teach her how. It makes me feel sad that this generation is missing out on a beautiful lost art.

As someone who loves to find new uses for things, I am bothered when I hear that people throw out old linens or when they are damaged beyond repair. Alas- we still push forward!! There are many that can be saved and re-invented to be enjoyed once more!! I collect pieces that I find and enjoy restoring them to original condition, or as close as I can get. They can become parts of clothing, curtains, pillow cases and other crafts. So here I am completely addicted. I never know what I will be inspired to make next.

I have rented a space at a local antique store in my town called “Uptown Market Antiques and Uncommon Goods” here in Wilmington NC where I showcase these items for sale. I also make little dresses out of hand stitched vintage linens from tea towels, tablecloths, pillow cases, hankies, bedspreads, fabrics- whatever I can find.

My goal is to honor women, past and present that put their loving time and talent into these items. It makes me happy to see them appreciated again, hopefully a new heirloom.

I thoroughly enjoy watching shoppers as they reminisce with such fond memories. Everyone that visits my shop is guaranteed a smile.

Thank You So Much for stopping in...

Announcement

~~Vintage style dresses, patterns, lingerie and accessories. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tenderlane~~

Hello, I am Joan Allisen . Welcome to a part of my life that seems to keep calling me back.

I created Tenderlane Boutique for the fond memories of a simpler time. Here you will discover vintage items that have been tucked away for years. Treasures that deserve another chance to be loved.

I showcase vintage pattern’s, clothes and lingerie and accessories that make you feel like a lady. My new venture is creating Vintage Style Dresses from original classic patterns with new fabric which has become a real hit. I have been so blessed to meet a terrific seamstress that understands my visions with the old patterns and newer fabric combinations. I pick the patterns and fabrics and she brings them to life with perfection. The New York Times just had a big write up about this new trend. So much fun!!

We don't claim to be tailors. We do make custom dresses to your size but there will be a chance you might need slight alterations as in ordering any dress online. We design them so they are made to be easily altered.

My Mom, Irene, taught me how to sew and embroider which ignited a love of creating with fabrics and patterns. I can remember selling Barbie doll clothes to classmates in middle school for 50 cents, too funny! I’ve made clothes for myself, my daughters and friends over the years.

I have had many different jobs in my life from coaching gymnastics, working in doctor’s offices, to television producer and having my own craft and antique stores. Currently I am a wedding videographer and editor which is an art but I still have a fire to design, create and restore.

Not too long ago I was showing my granddaughter, Victoria, my collection of linens and embroidery. Some of these were passed down from my parents and grandparents. Having thought that these were all sewn by out by a machine, she was surprised when I explained that they were so delicate and special because they were hand made. I told her she is almost 10 now and it’s time to teach her how. It makes me feel sad that this generation is missing out on a beautiful lost art.

As someone who loves to find new uses for things, I am bothered when I hear that people throw out old linens or when they are damaged beyond repair. Alas- we still push forward!! There are many that can be saved and re-invented to be enjoyed once more!! I collect pieces that I find and enjoy restoring them to original condition, or as close as I can get. They can become parts of clothing, curtains, pillow cases and other crafts. So here I am completely addicted. I never know what I will be inspired to make next.

I have rented a space at a local antique store in my town called “Uptown Market Antiques and Uncommon Goods” here in Wilmington NC where I showcase these items for sale. I also make little dresses out of hand stitched vintage linens from tea towels, tablecloths, pillow cases, hankies, bedspreads, fabrics- whatever I can find.

My goal is to honor women, past and present that put their loving time and talent into these items. It makes me happy to see them appreciated again, hopefully a new heirloom.

I thoroughly enjoy watching shoppers as they reminisce with such fond memories. Everyone that visits my shop is guaranteed a smile.

Thank You So Much for stopping in...

Joan Allisen

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Hello, I am Joan Allisen. Welcome to a part of my life that seems to keep calling me back.

I created Tenderlane Boutique on Etsy from fond memories of a simpler time. Here you will discover vintage items that have been tucked away for years. Treasures that deserve another chance to be loved.

I showcase Vintage Style Dresses, Pattern’s, Clothing, Lingerie and Accessories .

We have been creating Vintage Style Dresses from original classic patterns with our own revisions, new fabric to bring back that Mid Century Style for about 9 years now. Any style is in, whatever your personality desires...

I have been so blessed to meet a terrific seamstress that understands my visions with the old patterns and new fabric combinations. I pick the patterns and fabrics and she brings them to life with her amazing talent. I also have 2 other seamstresses that help out when needed, all of us in our 50's. So much fun!!

We don't claim to be tailors. We do make custom dresses to your size but there will be a chance you might need slight alterations as in ordering any dress online. We design them so they are made to be easily altered.

My Mom, Irene, taught me how to sew and embroider which ignited a love of creating with fabrics and patterns. I can remember selling Barbie doll clothes to classmates in middle school for 50 cents, too funny! I’ve made clothes for myself, my daughters and friends over the years.

I have had many different jobs in my life from coaching gymnastics, working in doctor’s offices, to television producing and having my own craft and antique stores. I had to retire from my last career because of a long illness. I was a wedding and family history videographer in Wilmington NC for 7 years. I also was the editor which is an art in itself but I still have a that desire to design, create and restore.

A while back I was showing my granddaughter, Victoria, my collection of linens and embroidery. Some of these were passed down from my parents and grandparents. Having thought that these were all sewn by out by a machine, she was surprised when I explained that they were so delicate and special because they were hand made. I told her she is almost 10 at the time. It makes me feel sad that this generation is missing out on a beautiful lost art.

As someone who loves to find new uses for things, I am bothered when I hear that people throw out old linens or when they are damaged beyond repair. There are many that can be saved and re-invented to be enjoyed once more!! I collect pieces that I find and enjoy restoring them to original condition, or as close as I can get. They can become parts of clothing, curtains, pillow cases and other crafts. So here I am completely addicted. I never know what I will be inspired to make next. I am hoping to get an actual studio someday to be able to utilize these fabulous finds and design clothing like the Dress we sold made from a Vintage Crocheted Tablecloth.

I have rented a space at a local antique store in my town called “Uptown Market Antiques and Uncommon Goods” here in Wilmington NC where I showcase these items for sale. I also make little dresses out of hand stitched vintage linens from tea towels, tablecloths, pillow cases, hankies, bedspreads, fabrics- whatever I can find. I had to stop that to for a while and hope to start up again soon.

My goal is to honor women, past and present that put their loving time and talent into these items. It makes me happy to see them appreciated again, hopefully a new heirloom.

I thoroughly enjoy watching shoppers as they reminisce with such fond memories hence the name Tenderlane. Everyone that visits my shop is guaranteed a smile.

I do now have a shop called "Charlotte Mills A Shop of Uncommon Goods" in a small town in North Carolina. I am trying to put all of my skills together to create a Unique and Inviting place for everyone interested in the things I am and be able to educate and teach some of the things I have learned through the years. I have met and rent out space to a group of amazing people here. I rent a space to a Sewing teacher and am planning on having other crafting classes. We are also working on setting up a place in the shop for Tea Parties accommodating 20 or more for Showers Birthday Parties or just for fun... Hopefully I will get to the point where I can start to design and sew again!

Thank You So Much for stopping in, please come in and say "Hello"...

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  • Joan Allisen

    Owner

  • Lona

    Seamstress

    My Seamstress and Extraordinaire!! Couldn't do it without her. Loves to make things for her grandchildren too... Full bio soon!

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Your 100% satisfaction in my #1 policy! When you receive your shipment, if you are unhappy in any way, please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to resolve any issues by way of exchange or credit.

We do make custom dresses to your size but there will be a chance you might need slight alterations as in ordering any dress online. We design them so they are made to be easily altered. We don't claim to be tailors. There is no refunds for a custom made dress. Crinolines will not be refunded after 7 days of purchase.

I cannot offer refunds for items lost or damaged in the mail. I use USPS and if you would like delivery confirmation there ill be an additional charge.