I'm Ruqayyah Davis, the garment architect and fashion lover behind ReDpants Designs!
ReDpants Designs was created to share my love and passion for sewing as a means to achieve a high-end, designer wardrobe. My blog is a platform to share my love of the creative process of combining amazing fabric, designs, and concepts to create something unique, beautiful, and wearable. I am not a self-proclaimed designer. I am, however, a lover of fine fabrics, beautiful construction, and attention to detail...a GARMENT ARCHITECT, perhaps? I love it when I have made something that is noteworthy and fits perfectly!
After I graduated from college I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin my career in the fashion retail industry. I worked as a retail buyer, buying and developing products for some of the largest retailers globally for over 19+ years. I recently, took a leap of faith and opened Between the time that I moved from Texas to the Bay Area, I taught myself to sew. Sewing for me was innate. I just needed that transitional summer to hone in on this hobby turned passion. Prior to sewing clothing, I sewed (by hand) when I was a little girl. I made everything from sassy off-the-shoulder dresses for my Barbie dolls (out of old socks) and created a successful hair bow business. Although I thoroughly enjoy shopping, nothing beats making your own!
My strengths are selecting fabric and pairing them back to the right design and/or pattern. Fabric is often my first choice before I decide on a design. I WILL TRAVEL for fabric! I have been to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, and countless locations throughout the USA in pursuit of the perfect piece of fabric!
I am a mother of two very active little boys. I have been married to my wonderful husband for over 16 years and my mom is my best friend.
Sewing is my passion and I am addicted!
PS...the "R" and "D" are capitalized...they are my initials (Ruqayyah Davis)!