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Mala­cia An­der­son

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Content - By BT Tar­ran C Carter Pho­tog­ra­phy Rickey Allen

MMala­cia N. An­der­son cher­ishes her path to suc­cess. Born with a ccre­ative gift, at 4 years old she put her fin­gers to work and be­gan sesewing. At a young she at­tened a neigh­bor­hood 4-H youth cen­ter The 4-H has a rich his­tory to en­gage in hands-on learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. An­der­son took ad­van­tage of the pro­gram to learn how to sew. Her mom is also a seam­stress, she would make dresses overnight for her to wear to school.

nder­son is an avid seam­stress whom has be­come a mas­ter seam­stress. Her first sewing project was a light blue short set with cuffs, which was a great de­sign and a suc­cess­ful project. She says that sewing takes time and pa­tience. If mea­sure­ments are not ac­cu­rate and seams are not pro­por­tion­ate, sewing could be te­dious. She is not a friend to the seam rip­per, and is a stick­ler on get­ting it right the first time.

An­der­son has sewn for wed­dings, and has co­or­di­nated fash­ions shows over the years . More­over, she made her own prom dress (see photo at the up­per left).

An­der­son al­ways wanted to open her own shop. For years, she would sew, but didn’t know if she could af­ford to ac­tu­ally have her own cloth­ing line. The once ac­ces­si­ble hobby has be­come a lifestyle for An­der­son. Her de­signs are unique and retro. This era is clas­sic and cul­tural. An­der­son- son says she is re­ceiv­ing sev­eral re­quest for her de­signs and mom is by her side to as­sist with the or­ders.

An­der­son sews what she likes and would wear. The out­fits are af­ford­able rang­ing from $95 to$135.

Au­gust 2013, An­der­son opened Li Li’s Cre­ations and it has been an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. 90 per­cent of her sales are prompted through so­cial me­dia and ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing in sev­eral events. She pro­motes her shop through and par­tic­i­pates in ven­dor events. This has brought her shop to light. An­der­son says that she is her best mar­keter. More­over, by wear­ing the pieces that she cre­ates and sews, her dream has be­come more of a re­al­ity.

“If you have a gift, move for­ward in it. The venue you start in may not be the venue you stay in.”

You can see more of her cloth­ing line on https://www.etsy. com/shop/LiLiCreations?ref=s2-header-shop­name DT

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