gingerlandjfo

jaclyn faye

Bensenville, Illinois · 51 Sales

gingerlandjfo

jaclyn faye

Bensenville, Illinois 51 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   New listings are up! Five new pieces and a restock on the Men's/Gender Neutral Wolf Scarf! I love custom orders as well, so please message me if you're looking for something you don't see. If you're not an Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter follower and you want to know as soon as listings are posted, follow me and be the first to know!

Be a fan! You'll get to see process photos, what happens in the studio, and be the first to hear about upcoming stocking and the newest listings!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gingerlandcouture
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gingerlandmommy
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gingerlandmommy

All pieces are handmade by me in my home studio. Listed here are what is currently in stock, but I also LOVE doing custom orders! Look through the Shop Updates and Sales to get some ideas to create your own piece. If you don't see something you like, please message me and I will work with you to create exactly what you want.

I complete all my pieces two different Singer Sewing Machines and one Brother. All of my materials come from various brick-and-mortar and online fabric stores and are chosen carefully by me only after touching and manipulating the fabrics to ensure they are comfy and easily wearable.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 2, 2017

New listings are up! Five new pieces and a restock on the Men's/Gender Neutral Wolf Scarf! I love custom orders as well, so please message me if you're looking for something you don't see. If you're not an Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter follower and you want to know as soon as listings are posted, follow me and be the first to know!

Be a fan! You'll get to see process photos, what happens in the studio, and be the first to hear about upcoming stocking and the newest listings!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gingerlandcouture
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gingerlandmommy
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gingerlandmommy

All pieces are handmade by me in my home studio. Listed here are what is currently in stock, but I also LOVE doing custom orders! Look through the Shop Updates and Sales to get some ideas to create your own piece. If you don't see something you like, please message me and I will work with you to create exactly what you want.

I complete all my pieces two different Singer Sewing Machines and one Brother. All of my materials come from various brick-and-mortar and online fabric stores and are chosen carefully by me only after touching and manipulating the fabrics to ensure they are comfy and easily wearable.

Jaclyn O'Hara

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Jaclyn O'Hara

Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Wrap Scarf Hood
$89.00
Infinity Wrap Scarf Hood
$68.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$53.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap Shawl
$48.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap Shawl
$48.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Wrap
$43.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$48.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$48.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$53.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$53.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$58.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$68.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$68.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood
$43.00
Oversized Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood
$48.00
Infinity Scarf Cowl Hood Wrap
$48.00
Gender Neutral/Men's Infinity Scarf Cowl
$38.00
Infinity Wrap Scarf Hood
$48.00
Men's/Gender neutral Infinity Scarf Cowl
$68.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
Kelly Bartosz

Kelly Bartosz on Jan 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I can't believe how gorgeous and soft this infinity scarf is. It was a custom piece. It arrived quickly and beside being pretty and well crafted, it smelled good when it came out of the box. (How many times do you open a shipping box, try on an item and want to immediately wash it because it smells horrible.) I never want to take this off. Jaclyn went above and beyond to make a solid, well crafted item and gave me a wonderful buying experience. The colors I requested are spot on and it has enough flare to be fun but still acceptable in my professional work setting. I will definitely be back to order again.

Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent quality! Super soft and love that it's big enough to wear as a hood, or can be doubled up for a warm scarf!

Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent quality! Super soft and love that it's big enough to wear as a hood, or can be doubled up for a warm scarf!

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Updates

Photo shoot today for new listings! SIX new pieces will be listed by the end of the day today! The scarf my photographer is wearing will be one of them--a perfect scarf for a man or a woman.

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Men's/Gender neutral Infinity Scarf Cowl
$68.00
Stocking August 27th! This is a sneak peak at a few of the infinity scarves/cowls/hoods/shawls that will be for sale. A variety of fabrics to choose from for warmth and style, and they're great for layering!

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Infinity Cowl Scarf Hood
Sold
The custom fabric from Spoonflower is here and it is GORGEOUS! The colors are so vivid and bright and happy. These will be beautiful scarves--coming for Spring!

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Infinity Cowl Scarf Hood
Sold
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About

Fashionable and stylish; functional and versatile

Fashion and sewing had always been a part of my life: one grandmother was a buyer for JC Penney and taught me to love clothing and fashion while I sat with her, choosing what would be in the store. My other grandmother, along with my mom, taught me sewing basics while we worked on costumes and patching jeans and flannel shirts. My dad is a sewing machine technician and engineer, as is my uncle and was my grandfather. I made many a trip to Hoffman Brothers and loved watching computerized embroidery machines painting pictures with threads like an artist with a brush, smelling the mineral oil that keeps the machines running smooth, and listening to whirring sound of the motors completing 2,200 stitches per minute. I watched my dad travel to Japan and China to talk about the machines he created for industrial sewing and sit in his workshop putting together the circuit boards to run his patented machines.

I wanted a career in fashion and sewing, but like many impressionable teenagers, I allowed myself to be steered towards teaching. I graduated with a BA in English and went off to teach high school. I taught for five years and loved being in a classroom and working with students, but hated every other part of it. I tried to keep my creativity alive by volunteering to work on costumes for musicals and occasionally sewing upon request when a friend would ask. A very close and dear friend taught me to knit, and I started making hats and scarves because I could take knitting to meetings and in the car, and I could sit on the couch and watch TV--all of which is significantly more difficult with a sewing machine. When my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world, I left teaching and became a stay-at-home mom. When we welcomed our son into the world, we became a house full of gingers, and Gingerland was dubbed.

Knowing I did not want to return to the classroom, I went back to my roots and to what has always made me happy: creating and making. I kept knitting, and I started making clothes for my kids as well as decorative items for our home. Then, I branched out and started making some simple things for myself. I also started working a part-time job to finance my expensive fiber habit.

The office was COLD. ALWAYS. I would always wear a herringbone knit infinity scarf that I had made from a luxurious wool/alpaca blend to keep me warm. I had made it longer and wider than the pattern had said because I wanted to wrap myself in it. The women I worked with loved that scarf, too, and if I took it off for any reason, it was gone. I would find it later, naturally draped around the neck of one of my coworkers as though it just landed there ("But it's sooooo warm and soft!!!"), but the main culprit was my boss. Last Christmas, I decided to make her something similar with wool fabric (because I was NOT going to spend THAT much time knitting another one of those scarves--it was hard). She loved it. I made another one, but with faux fur and madras for my "ride or die." She loved it. I had fabric leftover from both, so I made myself one of each so I could stop wearing the same scarf EVERY day. I was warm every day, I looked trendy and stylish with very little effort, and every woman with whom I shared a conversation asked about them. I bought more wool, more knits, more faux fur, and started experimenting.

Then one of my boss' cousins requested a masculine scarf, and I delivered...my boss' friend wanted one for her daughter...my boss' friend wanted one for herself...then the questions during the summer about whether I would be making them again, and that I should try to sell them...It was at that job that jaclyn faye began.

The Infinity Scarves/Circle Scarves/Cowls/Wraps I make are oversized: extra long and extra wide so that you can wear them a variety of ways, and I choose each and every piece of fabric that goes into each piece, making limited quantities with each fabric because everyone deserves to own something special and unique. I am inspired by the seasons and the weather, choosing wools and plaid flannels in the fall and winter and cotton voiles, silks, shirtings, and laces in the spring and summer, and the color pallet changes accordingly. I especially love to take masculine fabrics-mens' suitings and mens' shirtings-and use classic silhouettes and feminine design elements to dress the woman who is put-together, trendy, classic, and powerful and looks high-end while maintaining a level of functionality and practicality. I carefully pair fabrics for wearability, practicality, versatility, and style, and conscientiously produce each piece to be durable and to last. You are receiving a unique, high-quality piece that will get you noticed whether you're looking chic at the office, chasing your kids at the park, going out on the town, or attending a school play. Everyday glamour.

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  • Jaclyn O'Hara

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a work-at-home mom to two little gingers: a girl and a boy. Sewing has always been a part of my life, and I work in my home studio creating pieces while the kids get crafty with the scraps. My husband is photographer, "Tim Gunn," and marketing

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

For completion and shipping of custom orders that are not in stock, please see individual listing for timing estimates, but a standard turnaround time is 7 business days. If you do need something sooner, please feel free to send me a convo message and I will try to accommodate your request. In some cases a Rush Fee may apply.

Shipping Methods

I generally ship USPS Flat Rate service with Delivery Confirmation and insurance unless otherwise noted.

In stock pieces are shipped within one (1) business day.

In stock pieces with requested express shipping will ship the same day they are ordered if ordered by 3:00 pm CST, otherwise they will ship the next business day if ordered after 3:00 pm CST. If you request Saturday shipping, additional charges apply. If you have specific timing needs, please contact me.

If you are located within ten (10) miles of zip code 60106, I can hand-deliver for a reduced shipping fee.
For this delivery method, an adult must be present at the location to accept and sign for the delivery.

Care instructions

Care instructions will be included with every order based on the types of materials used. Typically, unless made from faux fur, all pieces are machine washable.

Sizing details

The measurements of each piece are included in the item listing.