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Where to find Denim overalls 2017

The hardest part of homecoming is where to buy the overalls. So I've put together a list of brands and links for y'all to help you....

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Where to find Denim overalls 2017

The hardest part of homecoming is where to buy the overalls. So I've put together a list of brands and links for y'all to help you. I'll notate on each brand how they for so you can determine which brand is best suited for your child's body type. I've chosen these brands because they are well constructed and do not have any Lycra, holes, tears, and I've used them before without hassle. (I chose Amazon because many of you have Prime so you get free shipping )
American Bazi
These overalls are everyone's favorite. They have a skinnier leg style. The only cons, they for small so you have to order at least one size bigger. The leg length is perfect for average leg length, but will be short on long legs.

         AMERICAN BAZI


Dickies
Dickies brand is great. The sizing is pretty spot on. And some places offer a longer length. Cons, the Denim isn't stiff and can wrinkle easily. However, since the fabric is more giving, they can accommodate more curves.

                       DICKIES



Carhart
These are the most expensive, but also the best quality. Fit is true to size and are also available in longer lengths. I have nothing bad to say about these.

                 CARHARTT

Levi's
I have not used these in the past, so I don't know anything about fit. The price looks good and we all know Levi makes great Denim. I would read reviews in this product before ordering.

                     LEVI'S


I hope this helps you find the perfect pair. 
:0) Trevor

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 KISD Homecoming Schedule


Howdy Y'all

I haven't made a blog post in quite some time... I've been krafty, for sure.
Last years Homecoming season was incredibly busy, and made a crazy lady. Crazier than usual, might be a better way to word that! It took some time to adjust to living *normal*. I also found myself a new job. After 14 years at Babin's, I left to find a company that would allow me to grow. I just wasn't going anywhere in the Landry's company. I don't know, I guess I needed change. Now I'm not so sure that was a brilliant idea. I am with another wonderful company, who sees me and my worth. I'm so thankful for that!! However, the traffic there isn't the same, and I find myself stuck between a rock and a hard spot.
So, it's getting close to Homecoming season again, and I've taken several deposits for the limited amount of spots I have available this year. Also, I've joined a new website to sell my goodies on. It's called Gypsy Spoonful. It's pretty amazing, I won't lie, to see so many handmade goodies all in one place. Etsy used to be that kind of place to shop, but not anymore. So many knock offs and china stuff. Its just yucky now, so I don't sell there.
While I wait for Homecoming to finally settle in, I'll be listing a lot of the little things that make me happy. Below, I'll put some pictures up and link them to the items so you can click on the picture and buy them. Most of the stuff is sweet baby items for baby shower gifts. I don't have any babies to sew for, so I guess I'm sewing for everyone elses, lol. I love baby stuff.













https://gypsyspoonful.com/market/product/kraftymommas-bubble-diaper-cover-newborn-0-3-months-shorts-jack-skellington-nightmare-christmas-gift/


That's all I got for today. I need to go finish up a couple more items and do some research. Nothing like a *romantic* Friday night at home with my sewing machine.
;0) Trevor

Monday, June 12, 2017

Homecoming overalls for 2017

Hey there homecoming gals!
In order to keep my sanity this year, I'll be offering only 10 spots for overalls for 2017. (Maybe 15. We'll see 😋)
Seewwww, if you want the best, ya better order yesterday! ☀
~Trevor

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cinco Ranch



Hey there Cinco moms,  I've got one spot open for this year,  2016. Contact me HERE to be the lucky one! 💛

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Need Ideas??

Not quite sure what Homecoming Overalls LOOK like?? Can't decide how to decorate yours?? 
In this post, Ill show you some examples of what the 2015 girls put on their bibs. 
I used to design with the mascot on the bib, however this past season, we went a little crazy and designed outside the proverbial box. I wanted to urge the girls to get creative and put other items on the bib, such as their sport or passion. I even managed to combine sports and mascots into one design to make them even more WOW!!
Enjoy...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Where to purchase Overalls 2016

The hardest part of getting overalls is actually finding them. 
Only a couple of local stores actually carry these denim wonders, and even then, they are in men's sizes. (which is perfectly OK because I am a seamstress and can alter them a bit so they fit better)
When looking at buying overalls, be sure to check the materials used to make them. Most of the new fashionable, "skinny" and cute overalls are made with stretchy lycra. This is great if you just want cute overalls. However, not great when I am sewing non stretchy fabrics to the overalls. These overalls, when complete, end up being tight and uncomfortable.

Here are a few brands I find absolutely perfect for creating the most durable and comfortable overalls that will last 4 years of High School and beyond.

CARHARTT


DICKIES


AMERICAN BAZI



Locally, the Tractor Supply, in front of the Merrill Center, has men's sizes available. You need to go early to get the smaller sizes as they do not carry ladies. You can also purchase on line HERE
Other local places to try are :

BOOT BARN

ACADEMY

BASS PRO SHOP

Don't forget to try AMAZON

My last recommendation. Please do not buy overalls that are TIGHT. In order for me to make the artwork on the legs and backside, I do have to take the overalls apart and put them back together. The artwork combined with the resewing the legs back together makes them fit tighter than original fit. IF you are unsure about the fit, always caution on the larger size. Also, I will check the fit on my visit to your home so I know how much altering is needed to make them fit more perfect.

I hope this information is helpful!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Custom Homecoming Overalls FAQS

Custom Homecoming Overalls FAQs

How much does it cost to have you make my overalls?
The “basic” is where I start with your custom design.
The “basic” includes The bib art, one word down one leg and one word on your bottom.
The “basic” is $185.00.
Is it expensive to get more things on my overalls??
It can be, but not usually. Most completed overalls designs are $225-250. Of course there is always one or 2 pairs I make each year which exceed $300. It’s not unheard of.
I have a price list for custom add ons so you can decide how much or how little to put on them.

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Do I supply my own overalls?
Yes. The reason is due to the many different body shapes and sizes, I like for the girls to have chosen the color, fit and price that is right for them. There are too many variables when just choosing a size “medium”.

How do I order? How does all this work??
First, you get some overalls. Then you contact me and set up an appointment for me to come over to your house, or we can meet somewhere like Starbucks. I’ll bring my order forms and pictures of past designs so you can decide how to design your overalls. It’s that easy. I do all the work. You can make an appointment here: https://kraftymommas.youcanbook.me/

How can I help design my overalls??
Use this guide to get started so when I meet you, I get an idea of what you like!
Overalls helper photo overalls.jpg

           Can I make payment arrangements??
Absolutely!!!
I have several options for payment.
1. Pay 1/2 down and the other 1/2 when I deliver.
2. Pay in full and get 10% off your total (Best deal ever!!)
I take cash, checks (must clear before work gets started. Bounce fee is $50) and credit cards. I process credit cards through PayPal, so you can pay through paypal as well. 
Lastly, if you bank with Chase, I can accept a transfer (this is great because there are no fees!!)
After payment, I go home and do my thing. I trace, I iron, I cut and I sew!!!

How long does all of this take??
Each pair of overalls takes about 30 hours from beginning to end to create. Homecoming overalls are an art to me. I take them seriously, and I make the very last pair with as much enthusiasm and integrity as I do the first pair of every season.
My artwork is designed by me and hand created by me. Every pair of overalls I make is unique to your child. Y'all design your custom artwork. Everything (except the bling) is sewn onto the overalls. There is NO PAINT INVOLVED. There are NO IRON ONS. This creates a very unique look, but also makes your childs overalls durable and a keepsake.  You will not have to buy a new pair every year (X 4!!!) and keep on shelling out cash. You make your purchase once and you will be prepared for the next 3 years!! One less item to be worried about come the start of the new school year.
With that said, most orders are completed in 2-3 weeks. During the busiest part of the season, (September and October) It can take 4 weeks.

READY????? I am!!!! C:

Monday, June 29, 2015

How I work

I just want to tell y'all just a little about how I do what I do.
Homecoming overalls are an art to me. I take them seriously, and I make the very last pair with as much enthusiasm and integrity as I do the first pair of every season.
My artwork is designed by me and hand created by me. Every pair of overalls I make is unique to your child. Y'all design your custom artwork. Everything (except the bling) is sewn onto the overalls. There is NO PAINT INVOLVED. There are NO IRON ONS. This creates a very unique look, but also makes your childs overalls durable and a keepsake.  You will not have to buy a new pair every year (X 4!!!) and keep on shelling out cash. You make your purchase once and you will be prepared for the next 3 years!! One less item to be worried about come the start of the new school year.
How do I do this????
Well, I start with you and I making an appointment (HERE) and I come to your home with my picture albums so you can look at examples of other overalls I have made. I offer a lot of custom graphics each year, and my collection grows every year as kids become active in so many ways.
While I'm at your home, your child will try on her overalls so I can see how they fit. I may need to make some simple alterations, like making the legs shorter or tighter. (Remember, you supply the overalls. Your child will be happier about the color and fit!!!) I cannot make overalls BIGGER!!
I'll talk with your daughter and write down all of the artwork she wants on her overalls and where she would like it.
Before I leave, I'll go over everything with you and take a payment. I have several options for payment.
1. Pay 1/2 down and the other 1/2 when I deliver.
2. Pay in full and get 10% off your total (Best deal ever!!)
I take cash, checks (must clear before work gets started. Bounce fee is $50) and credit cards. I process credit cards through PayPal, so you can pay through paypal as well.  Lastly, if you bank with Chase, I can accept a transfer (this is great because there are no fees!!)
After payment, I go home and do my thing. I trace, I iron, I cut and I sew!!!
When I finish I'll contact you to set up a delivery time. I like the girls to be there when I deliver so if I need to fix anything, I don"t need to make another trip :0)
I'll get the final payment at this time, if need be.
Do you have any questions??
Are you ready to order??
Let's do this!! I'm excited to meet you!!
:0) Trevor
PS Here is a little something to help you plan your design!!



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Get Last years pricing until August 1, 2015

Hi Moms (and Dads too!) I have started getting some orders for this years Homecoming I wanted to let you know that I'll be adjusting my prices as of 1 August 2015. If you are going to order for this year, get in quick before August rolls around!! You can contact me HERE to get your appointment!!

Need ideas??? Here are a few neat things I did last year for inspiration!!

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I hope to hear from you soon!!!
:0) Trevor