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SkyRidge Designs was founded by Bonnie Joines over 20 years ago. Bonnie's sewing started with watching her mother sewing at an old straight stitch Singer sewing machine. She took a semester of sewing in high school economics, but otherwise is self-taught.

Bonnie quickly discovered a love of creating costumes and historical clothing.  About 1995 she began making clothing and costumes to sale to others.  Since then, Bonnie has spent countless hours researching historical sewing techniques, patterns, and resources. Although she has sewn from many different time periods, Bonnie confesses she is still enamored with clothing from the Renaissance and Victorian eras.

Wesley spent several years involved in fashion photography in Florida. After "burning out" and putting the photography on hold, Wesley moved back to Texas and opened a small studio.   He met Bonnie through a mutual business contact. They found they had much in common; their relationship became more than just fashions used in photography shoots and the two were married.

Wesley had spent years making clothing look like it fit models for a photo session, but soon purchased a sewing machine and began altering and creating clothing. Now he is equally at home both producing and showcasing the garments.  Finding he liked the challenges of pattern drafting, Wesley not only designs, but constructs original garments based on either your designs or his own imagination.

Elizabeth started in product testing (proving that toddler's clothing should be washable and durable) and finally moved into modeling. She has recently added her talents with photo and video editing.

Catherine is still mainly in product testing, but is also proving to very persuasive in sales and advertising.

 

   

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