Emily and I have been working on this business for about six months. We had no idea what this business adventure would hold. Would we sell anything? Would we have enough inventory? Would we be bombarded with orders? We just didn't know. Our focus is creating unique, one-of-a-kind, 3-piece pioneer outfits.
We were surprised when we started receiving a lot of orders for skirts only! It wasn't something we had actually planned for. But we quickly adjusted and have now added a line of skirts only. We sell solid skirts as well as skirts with a design pattern. In this case, one may order a skirt to suppliment what they already have.
Visit our Etsy site to view our selection of skirts. Many of the design patterns are one-of-a-kind, but we do have a few multiples.
This past week, I spent two days at 4-H Quilt Camp. Our quilt guild in town, Grayson Country Quilters teams up with 4-H to teach girls 8 to 12 how to sew and make a quilt. Our guild has co-sponsored this event for the past seven years. I had two sweet girls who were so good at sewing straight lines that I didn't have much to do the first day. Instead, I ended up cutting about two dozen aprons for Going West Outfitters. I guess this means I will be sewing a lot of aprons in the next week or so!
Take a look at the cute quilt tops these two young girls completed. They will be quilted and displayed in our local quilt show on the 4th of July!
I recently read an article that stated that the pioneer women especially enjoyed wearing yellow! I was completely surprised by that statement. When I think of yellow, I think of SUNSHINE!!! I have friends who love wearing yellow. For me personally, I look awful in yellow. But, if you are one of the lucky one who enjoying wearing yellow or have a sunshine personality, Going West Outfitters definitely has yellow outfits!
Teapots... Who would have ever thought that Teapot fabric would become pioneer clothing? Well, I did. I thought about all of my English Ancestors who walked across the plains. They were from England. They were tea drinkers. I thought this fabric was a great way to honor those ancestors. Maybe as you experience Trek, the teapots will remind you of your English Ancestors!