My source of inspiration is my daughter Mikayla Aleah. Initially, when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter at just 20 years old, I didn’t know what to think. I was living with my parents and hadn’t even finished college. At that point my life could have taken a turn for the worst but instead it made me a stronger person. Not only did I continue my education but I excelled better then I ever have and will be graduating this year with honors. She also gave me the push to follow my dreams and open my business, which I named after her Kayla’s Tutu Closet.
The name of my shop came to me via my youngest daughter. When I started sewing upcycled dresses I was addicted. For the first time in a very long time I was doing something that made ME happy. I spent and still do a lot of time in my office sewing.
One afternoon, my boyfriend was in the living room and asked my 10 year old daughter where I was. She told him,”She is in the office.” He said, “Go get her.” My daughter quickly replied, “No, she is happy sewing a dress.” Hence, The Happy Dress. Aside from that, what girl isn’t happy wearing her favorite dress!