Julie Derby makes distinctively charming embroidered clothing and accessories for little girls.
Before starting her clothing business, she was a Capitol Hill lobbyist and single mother to three children. She began looking for a way to be able to support her family with a home business when her 3 year-old son needed full time care.
With help from her mother, she began selling handmade jewelry at arts and crafts shows. Along with the jewelry, they offered a small sample of children’s reversible dresses as a sideline product.
After a few shows, the children’s dresses sold better than in her jewelry so she made them her main focus.
Their dress collection continues to evolve and expand as Julie adds new designs and introduces more fabric choices.
Say hello at the next Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and find something special for the young diva on your list at Derby Divas Boutique.