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Locally Made Monday - Sew Pinky
By ANDREW LOGSDON | firstname.lastname@example.org
What little girl doesn't want to be a princess?
A new Fort Wayne business is trying to make that dream come true.
Sew Pinky makes princess wear for girls, and it's all done locally.
It’s this week's edition of Locally Made Monday.
If you've never spun around in a tutu, or bounced around in a princess gown, Fort Wayne-based Sew Pinky is hoping you'll try it.
"Sew Pinky is really simple. We take care of all of your princess needs, from dresses, to socks, skirts, anything. You think it up, we will create it,” says Pinky Saunders.
Owner Saunders makes it all by hand, and it's every bit as royal as it sounds.
"Princess wear is anything fluffy, floofy, the poofy skits, the poofy dresses, anything that when a girl puts it on, she wants to twirl around, have fun and just look in the mirror- 'Mommy, look at me,' 'Daddy, look at me!'" Saunders says.
She started the company in 2011 when her niece was born.
She's seen a lot of growth in her business through her Facebook page, and soon into local stores.
And don't worry moms- she even makes princess wear for you.
"As far as adult clothing, we do certain skirts, and maxi dresses, different pants,” Saunders says.
This past weekend, Sew Pinky held its first children's pageant.
It's centered around family and costs significantly less than typical pageants.
In fact, the proceeds to go the Adopt-A-Soldier program.
"We like little girls to be little girls- little princesses. So we like to keep it nice... Our next pageant will be in July, that will be the big pageant. So there will be every January, every July, so that way moms will know, when that month is coming, sew pinky has a pageant coming up,” Saunders says.
We've got a link to her Facebook page-