About the Designer/Seamstress
My name is Debbie Boren. I learned to sew at an early age, by the side of my mother, Diane. The first item I remember making with her was a pink terrycloth summer dress. I loved the time we spent sewing and the result of our hard work. My mother made many items for me before and after that, including a fabulous Holly Hobby dress, a soft brown corduroy blazer, and so many others. She still makes lovely handbags, quilts, aprons, fabric flowers and more. Although we don't live near each other, we enjoy our shared love of sewing still today and talk about it in every phone call.
As a young girl, I liked drawing dresses, clothing my dolls in fashionable outfits, and being creative in general. Color and texture were always inspiring to me, as well as all God's beautiful gifts, like butterflies, birds and animals.
Directly after high school I became a Graphic Designer. I worked in the trade until I began my family in 1991. When my children were in school full time, I designed a line of wedding invitations, under the name J&J Graphics & Design, named for my two sons, Jonathan and Joseph.
When I was in my 30's I learned to quilt. I sold quilts, curtains, table runners and other home accessories at local shows and on-line. I attended Rhode Island School of Design for Interior Design but realized after a few classes that Fashion Design was more my dream.
By this time you must be wondering....ok, two boys....how did the girls clothes come to be. Well, I have been blessed with an abundance of neices and daughters of close friends. When I made my first little girls outfit I was hooked. The rest is history.
Now in my 40's I am enjoying the success of Sew Me a Memory as a Boutique Clothing Company for Girls of all Ages! My sons, Jonny and Joey and my husband Carl have supported me through the trials of a growing business, including the piles of fabric on the dining room table and the sewing machines and sergers throughout the house. Thank you boys! I couldn't have done it without you.
In October of 2012 another dream came true and I opened my first Boutique, where I make and sell my children's and ladies clothing lines, as well as fabulous items by local artisans and artists. You can visit the boutique/studio at 126 Central Ave, Seekonk Massachusetts. I am very proud to say, all my items have always been and are still made in the USA!
I hope you enjoy my clothing as much as I enjoy making it. Thank you for your interest and support in my dream.
Sew Me a Memory