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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