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Vivian Ilkenhans Owen

09/18/2022 4:03 PM | Anonymous

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Vivian Ilkenhans Owen is a Seamstress who enjoys designing new creations and seeing the finished projects.  She loves sewing, creating things, and encouraging those younger than her to learn about sewing and teaching them all the little tips and tricks she has learned.

Her business, By Vivienne Alterations, is a new business venture in the wonderful bridal sewing world. Vivian has been sewing for about 10 years in clothing and costume making, and the past 3 years she has been working in the bridal sewing industry, having worked in a couple different bridal shops.  Now is her first time starting out on her own. She wants to start simple design online through her website until she can bring in more business.  She is currently working on a veil and draped tulle dress with pearls.  She has just moved to a new area, so she is still learning the area and small-town culture.  She is still trying to cultivate what she can offer to better serve herself and her community’s needs.

Vivian has always wanted to learn embroidery, Tambour embroidery, and advanced draping techniques.  Her goal is to have her own brick & mortar location and display some of her custom designs like a coffee shop boutique selling custom designs.

Vivian can be found at her home studio,
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2885 Sanford Ave SW #19588, Grandville, MI 49418 ~ Toll-Free (877) 755-0303 

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