Posted: Oct 14 2014
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships” - Michael Jordan
This blog post is one of a series of posts that will introduce you to all the wonderful creative people that I have surrounded myself with and who work so hard to bring Maddy James to life.
I would like to introduce April Pruitt-Summers! We met a couple of years ago in fashion school. Her infectious humor, creative talent and supportiveness quickly made her the MVP of class.
When I told her my idea of vintage loungewear she immediately lit up!
“I’ve always hated how us bodacious gals have nothing glamorous to sleep in!”, she told me and over the weeks kept showing me her sketch ideas for loungewear for the plus size gal.
April grew up with sewing and fashion in her blood. Like her, most of the women in April’s family custom-make their own clothes. In addition, April’s mother is an accomplished Fiber Artist, her grandmother has run a custom window treatment shop for over 40 years, and her great-grandmother made amazing patchwork quilts. Despite this history, April started her career as an attorney and practiced for a decade before coming back to her true calling, sewing and design.
April’s focus is on the plus-size customer, finding that the current offerings in the market just don’t make larger women feel sexy or glamorous. Feeling strongly that every woman should have clothes that make her feel like a star, April designs with that principle always in the foreground.
April loves vintage style, especially that of the 1930s and 1970s. She also enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and three sons.
We love having April be a part of the Maddy James team – and can’t wait for you to see all the bodacious loungewear she has designed.