JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – The month of August is winding down, however we wished to take one final cease an area enterprise as we acknowledge Black Enterprise Month.
It began with a needle and thread. That’s how Jo Ann Daley began her alterations enterprise from the bottom up.
“I by no means had a stitching lesson. God advised me he wished me to stitch and I advised him okay and I’ve been stitching ever since,” Daley defined how she began stitching.
Daley by no means had a stitching lesson, however now she owns a enterprise, Daley Alterations and Tailoring, the place she alters and tailors garments for a lot of throughout Area 8.
When she lived in North Carolina together with her husband and daughter, she stop her job as a retailer supervisor. This gave her extra free time than she wished. She noticed a stitching machine and thought that would preserve her busy.
“I didn’t need to be no sit-at-home Air Power spouse. So, she introduced a machine and she or he introduced a serger. I didn’t know what a serger was, however I did see a machine. By no means used one, however had seen them. And so she bought it to me for 40 bucks,” mentioned Daley.
Her first creations had been pillow shams and a bedspread.
Daley had many relations that knew the way to sew, however she by no means took curiosity as a baby. She was additionally a bit nervous to even use a stitching machine.
Daley labored at Grisham Clothes for 11 years and after they closed, she determined to open up store in 2003.
Since then she has altered many clothes, fits, pants, and shirts. She mentioned promenade season may be very busy for her.
Whereas she has grown her clientele, she additionally taught others the way to sew. She mentioned she loves to show stitching as a result of it’s one thing everybody ought to know the way to do.
“Like I mentioned. It’s not a job. It’s not a job in any respect to me,” mentioned Daley.
Daley mentioned quite a bit has modified so far as garments over time, which makes her job enjoyable.
“Girls’s clothes modified quite a bit. we went to stretch denims, that’s one other factor. Every part obtained stretch in it,” she mentioned.
Daley mentioned she has no plans to cease tailoring anytime quickly. As a result of she loves what she does.
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