The idea for è Ispirante began when I was hired to make a corset for a woman who had polio as a child and must wear a corset every day. When I saw the corset she wanted me to copy, my first reaction was how unattractive it was. I thought that if this is something that she has to wear every day, why not make it look nice as well as functional. After perfecting the fit, I then added lace, that was securely stitched down to avoid catching on anything, and trimmed the edges and covered the boning tape with a floral print. The Client was very happy with it and we proceeded to make a second one in various batik fabrics. You can see these corsets on my website by clicking on "About" and choose "Corsets" in the drop-down. I then looked at available Adaptive Clothing and wanted to give people more exciting and fashionable options. At the same time, I began making skirts for my friend's daughter who had Cerebral Palsy. Both her and her daughter loved the skirts as they were easy to take on an off using my design features, and were made with fun fabrics as well as sparkly fabrics! I then decided to start creating fun and attractive Adaptive Clothing for girls. è Ispirante was born! Plans are to expand the clothing line to include additional clothing items as well as Adaptive Clothing for Women, Men, and Boys. I have since added two different styles of skirts for Adults. Each style comes in two different colorways and can be seen here in the STORE. My friend's daughter is Sara Ann, who was an amazing painter! I have chosen some of her paintings and had them printed on T-shirts to sell along with the skirts. Sara Ann mothere will receive a percentage of the profits from the sale of the T-shirts. Going forward, the T-shirts will be Adaptive designs and feature many other paintings done by Sara Ann, as well as accepting artwork from other people with disabilities. The Skirts go 3/4 of the way around the waist similar to an apron. The waistband goes all the way around the body and closes with velcro. The current T's are not Adaptive, but going forward will have an Adaptive design as mentioned above. The Skirts and T's are 100% Coton.
My first showing of the skirt line was at the Abilities Expo in LA, February 23, 24, & 25, 2018 at the LA Convention Center. It was a great show and I met many amazing people and made wonderful contacts! Following that, I had a booth at the NY Metro Abilities Expo in Edison, NJ. Sales at this Expo increased signigicantly over the LA Expo! It is nice to see the business building! Since then I have had booths at the Abilities Expos. All T-shirts have been added to the STORE here on this website and are ready to order! The Skirts can be ordered from Zappos Adaptive. Click the link. https://www.zappos.com/ispirante-creative-adaptive-clothing After this initial set-up, my website will be re-done and re-branded to make your viewing and ordering pleasure much easier and more exciting!
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Below are two new designs painted by Sara that will be printed on T's for Children and Adults.
Below is a photo of Eudora in the Guily Skirt - Combo 2 worn with the "Roses T-shirt and her brother Ivor in a "Whales " T-shirt.
SARA'S PHOTO SHOOT Sara and her mom, Melissa . Sara is wearing the "Melissa" Skirt, Combo 1, paired with a "Roses" T-Shirt.
Sara wearing the "Sara" Skirt, Combo 1, paired with a "Roses" T-Shirt.
Sara is sporting the "Sara Skirt" Combo 1, matched beautifully with the "Sunflowers" T-shirt.
Sara is enjoying wearing her "Guily" Skirt, Combo 1, paired with a "Whales" T-Shirt.
Sara also likes wearing her "Guily" Skirt, Combo 2, with the "Whales" T-shirt.
Sara's getting sassy with her sunglasses on in her "Melissa" Skirt, Combo 2, worn with the "Roses" T-Shirt.
A happy girl in her new skirt. Her parents, especially the mom, were so excited, they purchased 2 Skirts!
"GIULY" SKIRT (COMBO 1) WORN WITH A WHITE "WHALES" T-SHIRT
"GIULY" SKIRT (COMBO 2 ) WORN WITH PINK "WHALES T-SHIRT"
"MELISSA" SKIRT (COMBO 1) WORN WITH A WHITE "ROSES" T-SHIRT
"MELISSA" SKIRT (COMBO 2) WORN WITH A PINK "ROSES" T-SHIRT
"SARA" SKIRT (COMBO 1) WORN WITH A BLUE "WHALES" T-SHIRT
"SARA SKIRT (COMBO 2) WORN WITH A WHITE "SUNFLOWERS" T-SHIRT
GIULY SKIRT - COMBO 1
GIULY SKIRT - COMBO 2
MELISSA SKIRT - COMBO 1
MELISSA SKIRT - COMBO 2
SARA SKIRT - COMBO 1
SARA SKIRT - COMBO 2
KAREN SKIRT - COMBO 1
KAREN SKIRT - COMBO 2
BELOW ARE ADULT SKIRTS
JULIENNE SKIRT - COMBO 1
JULIENNE SKIRT - COMBO 2 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JULIENNE SKIRTS ARE SHAPED TO THE SEATED FIGURE AND DON'T APPEAR TO BE FLAT IN THE PHOTOS.
GEORGINA SKIRT - COMBO 1
GEORGINA SKIRT - COMBO 2
MORE HAPPY GIRLS IN THEIR NEW SKIRTS PURCHASED AT THE NY METRO ABILITIES EXPO!
To the Left and Below are Skirts that I made for Sara Ann. These are One-of-a- Kind.
This is the first skirt that I made for Sara. She loved Angels. This first design had a waistband that ties. I have since redesigned the waistband to close with velcro.
Here is a favorite Skirt of Sara's. I lined the back with a sparkly net, meaning it to be the lining, but when Sara saw it, she liked to wear the lining side also! Since the lining was cleanly finished, it allowed her to do that! So, this is now a reversible skirt!
Sara, loved Sparkles , so I made her a long Sequin Skirt. Her mom found a great sweater to wear with it!