Tokoroa designed and made
Designing garments has been a dream come true for a Tokoroa local who has moved back to
New Zealand to open her business.
Sarah Seerden will open the doors of her first clothing store Sarsee to the public this Friday. She said that although it had been a long process she was happy with where she was today and
the achievements she had made.
‘‘Everyone has a dream and you just have to believe in yourself to make that dream come true,’’ she said. Seerden completed a two-year design course in Rotorua then moved on to design items
of clothing in a studio she made in her mum’s garage.
Seerden creates her designs by following overseas fashion trends and likes to design garments that she says her customers love.
‘‘All the women that try on my garments say they feel amazing in them.’’
She said her pieces were unique and she wanted women to be different, so made a limited number of runs. Seerden’s pieces are designed for late 20’s to 60’s but said her eldest customer is 86-yearsold.
The sizes range from 6 to 14 but Seerden said she would soon be making size 16 as well as custom making clothes. Seerden said she wanted to show of the feminine form which meant a lot of her pieces were tight fitted. She said it was a misconception that bigger women couldn’t wear fitted clothing that shaped to the female figure.
Seerden said by taking risks her hard work has now paid off and her next big goal was to expand to other locations. Although it has been a big success for Seerden she has had help from other local businesses
as well as her only other seamstress Melody Maj who she said had been a ‘‘massive support’’.
On Thursday Mayor Neil Sinclair will attend the VIP night and cut the ribbon for
the official opening to the public on Friday.
Her first customers will go in the draw to win a gift basket fully of goodies.
There were 67 incidents that police attended in the area for the week.
We have had a rise in thefts from vehicles.
A lot of these have been from vehicles left while people are off hunting in forestry areas.
We are asking people to make sure they are securing their vehicles.
The main thing is to remove all valuable items from view or don’t leave them cars at all.
Things like phones, wallets, and laptops are easy targets for these offenders.
‘‘Everyone has a dream and you just have to believe in yourself to make that dream come true.’’
We only had three burglaries for the week which is very pleasing.
Two offenders have been arrest for one of these.
One was a 19-year-old and the other was in his early 20s and they will be appearing in court.
We have seen a drop off in the number of family violence incidents from last week’s 30 to eight this week.
We usually sit at around 14 incidents a week so this is low for the area.
Sarah Seerden will open the doors of her first clothing store Sarsee in Tokoroa this Friday.