Hello! My name is Tamela (or Tammy), and I am the owner, designer, and seamstress behind Tamela Lynne's. I have been sewing since I was seven years old, and it has always been a passion of mine. As have horses.
I started out with hand embroidery and following simple patterns for tank tops and poodle skirts. I took a couple summer classes on horses, and I even plotted out that if we kept a horse in my parents' backyard by the lilac trees, no one would notice (we lived in the center of town right by a school).
In middle school and high school, I spent a lot of time expanding into costuming for drama productions at school and for my own personal costume stash.
When I was in college, I was introduced to the world of Renaissance Faires, which pushed my sewing toward creating dresses that dripped in trim and beads. I also started making jewelry.
A few years after I graduated, I was accidentally introduced to the world of horse shows in a very different way. I had started going to the gym on campus with a couple coworkers and one of their friends. As we were walking back one day in 2018, she found out I could sew. She asked me if I wanted to try making a day coat. I was up for the challenge, and it re-sparked my love for horses and gave me a new direction with my sewing.
While I don't personally own or show any horses, I love going to shows whenever I can. I also browse show photos frequently to try and keep up with trends for the season and gather new ideas. I have a fabric stash that would make JoAnn's proud, and I am always trying to get something crazy on a rider.
I started my company in January of 2013, mainly to start selling jewelry, finally beginning to realize a dream I've had since third grade of being a fashion designer with her own boutique.
The photo to the right is me at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, summer of 2010, in the first Tudor gown I ever made.
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