A loan of $5,000 helped purchase the equipment needed to start a "cut and sew" and help others learn and grow.


Terry's story

Being the second from the youngest in a family of 5 children was a good thing, it teaches humor and negotiation skills. We all loved to camp, fish, bike and hike and often spent our summers doing just that. I had a great education, especially grade school and loved my business classes in high school. My mom always fostered and encouraged my entrepreneurial spirit. She enjoyed my sewing skills, was proud of me and often sold the items I'd made. You can't have a better salesperson.

Starting in grade school I made and sold clothing, jewelry and purses for friends. That ability to create has continued all through my life and has been a sense of pride and never ending excitement.

At the age of 26, while pregnant with my second of three children, I started a small home manufacturing business making dust covers for computers, which I still operate. I had an Etsy site, which is on hiatus, while I dedicate my energies towards the Fashion Incubator in downtown Milwaukee.

I am very excited to start teaching, offering classes in sewing, alterations, hemming, using sergers and private lessons. Co-working space will be offered along with open studio time.

My major goal is to have a bustling space that helps those budding designers and creatives bring their products and dreams to market in order to earn a living.



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About MKE Fashion Incubator

Industry: Services
Years in operation: New Business
Website: mkefashionincubator.com

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