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Interview with Shauna of The Way We Wear, Vintage Apron Reproductions

November 12th, 2008

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business.

I’m Shauna Lofy owner & crafter of The Way We Wear, Vintage Apron Reproductions. By day I’m a graphic designer; working at an advertising agency I co-own in Bakersfield, CA. I grew up in San Diego and went to art school attending Platt College and Academy of Art. I learned to sew from watching my mother as a child. I been making reproductions of vintage aprons and oven mitts for about a year. I’m now selling my creations on and will be making my first craft show debut at, San Francisco Bazaar.

Please visit my website at

What are your favorite crafts and how did you first get involved with crafting?

I’ve always had a passion for vintage and retro anything; advertising, design, furniture, architecture, dancing and fashion; especially those from the 1920’s & 40’s. On a shopping trip to an antique store when I was in high school, I came across some vintage sewing patterns and bought any I could find knowing that someday I would make something out of them.

What do you like best, coming up with ideas or executing them?

Actually, I find the end the most rewarding. To look at what I accomplished and to see all my creations come to life.

Are you super organized or messy? What does your workspace look like?

I’m a little of both. When I’m not working on anything I keep my work space fairly organized. But when I’m crafting I have things everywhere…an organized mess of fabrics and accessories! I just get so into what I’m creating that I don’t notice my mess, but I find it makes me more creative. Seeing everything right there in front of me sparks endless combinations of fabrics, colors and ideas!

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business?

I hope to expand my shop to include vintage reproductions of other fashions from my favorite decades. First, will be the 1920’s. I’ve been collection many wonderful vintage patterns from this era and many fashion booklets. Whenever I discover a pattern I’m excited at the idea of bringing that fashion back to life.

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