Day: May 13, 2014

Turning the tables: Robyn’s Custom Order

You may recall I wrote a post a few weeks ago about our process for creating a custom order.  I’m also a sucker for a custom-made item, and I lucked into one that is also a local Etsy shop owner!

Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to meet up with Gabry Road owner Rosa Yorke.  I had been looking around for a vendor apron, one of those half-aprons with lots of pockets.  I wanted something to keep some change in, and to keep my cellphone at hand for when I need to use my Square credit card reader.  (Oh, yes, we take credit cards now!  It was easy to use and oh so convenient.)

 

Rosa Yorke of Gabry Road
Rosa Yorke of Gabry Road
Gabry Road studio
Gabry Road studio
Me, trying on an apron for size.
Me, trying on an apron for size.

 

I hunted around on Etsy for an apron that I liked.  I found a shop with a great design, but since I didn’t see any in the colour that I wanted, I messaged the shop owner about doing a custom order.  As it happens, Rosa lives in Ottawa and was happy to have me visit her studio to choose my fabrics for my apron.  Cool!

I tried on an apron she had in stock, and we made a few adjustments in the pocket sizes to fit my notebook and phone.  I wanted to be able to keep my smartphone handy for those Square purchases!

 

The fabrics I picked for my custom order.
The fabrics I picked for my custom order.

I got to hunt through Rosa’s stash of fabrics and together we found exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted something fun but also fairly neutral, something that would go with whichever jewellery pieces I was wearing at a show.  These ivory and white fabrics were exactly what I wanted.

 

 

 

It only took Rosa a few days to complete my apron, and I had it in plenty of time for the MAC Fair.  I got compliments on it, and a few people asked where I got it.  I passed along her info, of course.  She did a great job, and I’m thrilled with my new vendor apron!

At the MAC Fair in my new vendor apron!
At the MAC Fair in my new vendor apron!

 

 

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