FreeSpiritSewing is taking a short break
Meghan on Jun 6, 20225 out of 5 stars
Even better than I imagined! The fringe has great movement and feels super secure and the shoulder detailing gives it a cool, Freddy Mercury feel that I really love! It's also cropped right around the natural waist in a really flattering way but the sleeves aren't at all short like you sometimes get with cropped jackets. It's super light and comfy and the purple silk lining is such an excellent touch. This will be perfect for all of my pride events this month and will definitely be a closet staple, thanks so much!
Laura on Apr 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great shirt! Fits well, and the design is really fun! Thanks!
Susan on Mar 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very pretty when paired with a cami underneath. The sleeves take a little getting used to, but nothing that can't be managed.
Laura on Mar 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
PERFECT size for an odd-sized round deck that I have! And the color is so gorgeous. Wow!!! Thanks!!!
Laura on Feb 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
I am so in love with both pieces! Stunning!!! The pouch fits my deck perfectly, and I can’t take my eyes off the spread cloth! Thanks so much, Barbara!
Paolo on Jan 31, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beyond divine! This is just a true master piece. I love it. It's perfect for my larger cards too! Thanks So Much!!!
Karen on Dec 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pouch! Fast shipping and packaged so lovely. The embroidery is beautiful and the ribbon and crystals make it special.
Mimi on Dec 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing seller and item — Barbara, this item is one of my prized possessions now. The quality of her work, the beauty of this product, her kindness, talent and craftsmanship is all absolutely phenomenal. I’m in love with the altar cloth she created for me and I would highly recommend this product and supporting this sweet and talented seller. Thank you so, so much!
Abigail on Nov 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing! I got these for my small business and I am so glad I did! Great customer service and the quality of all of my items was immaculate! Highly recommend!
Amy on Nov 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
I am completely delighted! This is probably the most fun and CHEERFUL piece of clothing I own. Really well made, the fringe is so much fun. And my husband thinks it's delightful too. My expectations are definitely met. I would happily order from this seller again.
I think I'll treat this as a running notes and activities journal:
I have interesting news that I think I'll just drop here!
I read often about the human and environmental abuses going on in the fabric industry and I try to buy from good humans. Researching the actual source is really difficult. You can only get so far with searches, calls, and emails. The answers are not usually enlightening at all.
My silk supplier is a cool guy. Adam from Silk Baron. He calls me up when something might be low or out when I order. We chat a little. The last time I asked him what he knows about his supplier.
He delighted me. :)
He knows his supplier well. They know each other's families, even. He said he has a contract in place that covers human rights, wages, child labor, etc. at the factory where weaving is done *and* the farms where the silk yarns come from! And, he assured me that they are weaving with 100% silk as well. No polyester is used. The contract is broken if they break the promise.
So, I can vouch for the silk right now on the level of fair trade.
www.silkbaron.com is the site.
And, I do still save all the little bits plus recycling where I can. Wait until you see what's coming! Think patchwork, gypsy, sophisticated, sacred geometry, chakras... and Lilith.
Who I am.
I'm Barbara and I own and operate FSSS all on my own from design concept to shipping it out. I'm a mom of adult kids now but all of this started when they were in school. I grew as they grew. Only my baby 20 yo is still home. He's a creative woodworker with mad skills and ideas plus an outside job. My daughter is a fantastic painter, a musical saw player in a popular band, and has an outside job as well. I couldn't be more proud! They are following their dreams while getting the bills paid. Boom!
I've dabbled a lot in painting, hand sewing, embroidery, costume making, quilt making, wood working, jewelry making, recycling and upcycling. It took a while to get focused to this area I landed in. I love that I get to use so many different skills. And that I keep learning more. I spent the last 2 years really learning how to make patterns and design clothes. I took online classes in addition to a lot of hands on practice.
My goal is to design for real bodies with attention to the problems that come up in fit. It's a work in progress but I'm determined. You'll be seeing a lot of different kinds of ideas coming at you. Stay tuned!
I have been working out of my home studio and running an online shop since 2008. I offer classes and workshops to guide DIYers in projects and teach unique skills. During the warmer months I hit the road and attend music festivals where my shop comes to life in 200 square feet for about 3 days at a time.
I believe so strongly that the Universe conspires to put opportunities in our paths that we most deeply feel and pursue. I have been very fortunate to recognize and take full advantage of this. I live my dream with passion and belief. I'm grateful for people like you who love my creations. Your purchase feeds that energy and provides me the means to live this humble seamstress life.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I tell everyone who is looking for their most fulfilling life: Follow your curiosity! Keep doing what you most love. Have a dream. Believe in it. Work your ass off- which will not feel as much like work as it does purpose.
Prints my designs as specified and ships the item on demand.