Cida Sew Shop, How It All Began

Maria "Cida" posing next to a mannequin in wedding dress.

Coming from a long line of seamstresses, I naturally was drawn to patterns, designs, and fabrics that shaped me into the person I am today. Learning to sew at a young age came naturally. I took notice of every detail, texture, style, and color of fabrics and learned how to create new outfits on the weekends. As a child, I created a designer wardrobe for my hand-sewn rag doll from my grandmother using a patchwork of fabric scraps. 

My passion for fabrics and design led me to obtain a degree as an Interior Designer. As a designer, I had the opportunity to spend most of my time working with textures, colors, and fabrics that completely fascinated me. Finding inspiration through fabric books was my favorite part of being a designer. I would find myself looking at every piece intently, grasping a deep understanding and appreciation for each type of fabric. Eventually, I started using the discontinued fabrics to create new designs. This is when the eco-friendly handbag was created. By incorporating the fabric swatches with burlap, I was able to produce beautifully designed one-of-a-kind handbags that became a popular sought-after accessory. 

Cida designing.

Designing handbags was only the beginning, from there I started hand-sewing beautiful intricately designed quilts. My passion for sewing continued and I was inspired to design and create custom designer clothing. Anything I could create with fabric completely inspired me and I continued to embark on this incredible journey. Starting small, making clothing for my daughter turned into designing custom garments for a high-end fashion boutique. Eventually, special orders for my designs increased turning my hobby of sewing into Cida Sew Shop. 

As business continues to grow, I focus on furthering my expertise as a seamstress by spending hours each day, learning, teaching, sewing, and designing. My business journey has now led me to work in the wedding industry and it has been an absolute pleasure. The entire wedding party can benefit from alterations to look and feel their absolute best. Including alterations for the bride, mothers of’s, bridesmaids, and flower girls. 

Wedding gowns are delicate beautiful designs that should make someone feel incredibly gorgeous on one of the most important occasions of their lives. Wedding gowns are mass-produced and often need to be altered to transform a potential dress into the bride’s dream dress. After altering a gown for a customer and seeing the happiness beaming on their face, it assures me I understood their wedding day vision. Those magical moments are priceless and what drives me to create, alter, and sew breathtaking designs.

Maria with a sewing machine.

Our goals and aspirations continue to grow for Cida Sew Shop. To think where it began to where it is now is simply incredible. The heart and passion for sewing is what sets us apart. Cida Sew Shop is growing rapidly and we look forward to a successful year to come. We treat each client like they are royalty because I fully believe everyone should feel that way at least once in their lifetime. I invite you to discover how Cida Sew Shop can provide experience, expertise, and a lot of heart to create something one-of-a-kind just for you. We welcome you to book a seamstress appointment to work directly with the one and only Maria (Cida) Scavo. We look forward to transforming your gown into a work of art.

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