Have you ever wanted to do one of those gorgeous maternity shoots? Or how about an adorable mommy & me shoot, or one of those drool-worthy newborn photo sessions? But often wondered: What do I wear? What should my mini-me wear? Sew Trendy™ Fashion & Accessories is here with some seriously stylish maternity gowns, dresses for girls, and newborn photography props to make your next event or photo session extra special. The brand turns drab pictures to fab ones with stunning clothing and props that will make you and your family feel beautiful, empowered, and phenomenal!
What’s more, Sew Trendy™ will be at the upcoming New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the NEW YORK BABY SHOW is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with owner and CEO Valerie Best to learn more about the company and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Sew Trendy™, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Sew Trendy™ specializes in designer maternity gowns, girls’ dresses, bridal, boudoir fashion, and newborn photography props that are all made here in the U.S.A. We stand beside a group of phenomenal women who strive to help every girl, in every walk of life, to feel beautiful, elegant, and empowered not only through our products but through the relationships we create with every client that we have the pleasure of coming into contact with.
Tell us about Sew Trendy™. When did it start? How has it evolved since then?
Our story is truly a phenomenal one. I actually had no background in fashion or design, had just finished the police academy, and was studying towards a degree in psychology and criminology. As a gift, my grandfather (I’m grandpa’s girl!) gave me a sewing machine in 2012 when I was expecting my second little girl with the expectation that I make doll clothes for her (I always loved crafting). A photographer friend asked me to make a fitted lace gown for a maternity client, and I said, “Sure!” (I can’t is not in my vocabulary!) The gown was so popular with her photographer friends that I started an Etsy store to keep up with the orders. Within four months I hired four seamstresses, all of whom were stay-at-home moms taking care of small children.
Over the next several years, we grew out of my basement and into a warehouse. As time passed, my mission was to continue to employ stay-at-home mothers and to provide them with a working income, health benefits, and 401k so they can stay home and continue to care for their children rather than send them to day care. Now, we have grown into a second warehouse with 45 amazing employees, and have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing photographers, mothers, and children from around the world!
What are the most popular and newest products from Sew Trendy™?
Our gowns are always a huge hit, as they are stunning and comfortable (After three babies, I don’t want anything pinching my sides. Mamas out there know what I’m talking about!). Our newest gown is the Selena and can be worn for both non-maternity and expecting mamas. Our Emerlie, Miriam, and Krysten gowns are always a client favorite.
For children, our Henrietta and Marie gowns are the preferred styles of our little princesses (the twirl is out of this world!). We also offer Mommy & Me gown sets for children and newborns, which are amazing for coordinating wardrobes at special events and photo sessions.
We offer hundreds of products on our website, so it is truly difficult to choose our favorites!
What sets Sew Trendy™ apart in the marketplace?
First, our quality is next to none. All of our fabrics are custom made for Sew Trendy™, and are created to rigorous specifications set by myself and my team. All of our products are handmade here in Utah, allowing me to have direct control over the quality of our products.
Our employees are truly invested in our company and our mission. We provide an opportunity for them to be home with their children and still provide for their family, which not only affects their life, but makes a difference in their children’s lives as well. Our employees don’t just work for Sew Trendy™, they deeply love and appreciate this company. Our staff encompass everything we stand for: empowering women in every walk of life. And that is truly what sets us apart from anyone else in the industry.
What can parents expect from Sew Trendy™ at the New York Baby Show?
While Sew Trendy™ will not be providing a physical shopping experience at the New York Baby Show, we will be there with special discounts to use on our website, and look books for attendees to peruse through the products we offer. PLUS, we will have a few amazing mommies-to-be who will be making an appearance in our gowns so our new fans can see them in person!
To learn more about Sew Trendy™, check out sewtrendyaccessories.com.