Monday, July 28, 2014

Featured Shop - She'll Make You Flip! Owner Deb Glosek

Meet Deb from She'll Make You Flip!   

Where do you live?  Central  Pennsylvania

How did you start selling patterns? 

I've always been interested in patterns for the illustrations as much as sewing and kept collecting and collecting.  I finally ran out of storage space and began to sell.  Unfortunately I keep buying and never did free up any space :).  Oh, I also have trouble passing up beautiful fabric when I see it too, but that's another story.

Simplicity 1022 
How long have you been selling? 

Vogue 9732
 On and off since 2010 as time would permit.  I'm now retired and hope to devote more time to selling (and buying, of course). I learned to sew small, basic items like potholders and pillows in the late 60's and eventually graduated to making clothing for myself and made a lot of my clothing through my college and early work years.  As a young mother of three children in the 1980's, I didn't want to work outside the home, so I built a home-based mail order business selling  historically accurate garment patterns, which I ran for 16 years.  In 1999, since my children were older and didn't need me to be at home 24/7, I sold the home-based business and resumed my career as a government financial analyst.  I'm happy to say that I

retired recently and am loving life with my husband , our two shelties and a new grandson!  While I have so many plans for travel, gardening and sewing (teaching our granddaughters), I plan to continue selling patterns in my Etsy shop.  I really enjoy the Pattern Patter Team - it's a wonderful community of like-minded people!  I feels good to keep these wonderful patterns with their lovely illustrations out there for people to enjoy rather than seeing them be tossed and forgotten.  It's especially heart-warming to come across a pattern that I actually sewed and wore as a teenager in the late 60's and early 70's!

Deb with her adorable grandson! 
A new helper!

Deb is offering all Pattern Patter Blog

 readers a 20% discount through August 31st 2014

Enter PATTERNPATTER20 when Checking out! 


  1. Congrats on the feature, Deb! It's good to get to know you. -FriskyScissors

  2. Congratulations, Deb, and happy retirement! It's lovely to get to know you too!!

  3. What a sweet little helper! I love your shop, and I'm glad you're part of our team.

  4. Great to know more about you Deb! Glad to have you on the team! Amy-Vienna's Grace

  5. Love the grandson! He's adorable!

  6. Thanks everyone! You'd be surprised how much the baby grew since this photo was taken!

    1. In my experience (3 boys) they grow way too fast! He is so beautiful. such great features!

      I had a great time learning about you, your family, and your business.

  7. Nice to get to know a little about some teammates - love your shop Deb and your grandson is so cute!

  8. You have such a lovely shop...I often covet your wares! And the baby is adorable!