At an early age, my mother guided me as I began sewing clothing. I learned that details can make an outfit "pop". As 1 of 6 children, if I wanted something special, I constructed it from beginning to finish.

As a mother, I continued my love of sewing making custom gowns for my daughters school dances; including all of the dresses for my daughter's wedding party.

After a long teaching career, I am settling into retirement by expressing my talent making dog apparel, customizing and innovating creations for special pets out of my home.

As a longtime dog lover, this special interest has grown. Friends and family all wanted coats to battle our midwest winters. I hope you enjoy seeing my goldendoodle Claire modeling througout the site.


And that, my friends, is the beginning of Ruff and ReadyWear.

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