Nurse Jawana Evans owns Werthe by Jem

Nurse Jawana Evans owns Werthe by Jem

BROCKTON — In the course of the pandemic, Jawanda Evans spent her free time dabbling in her childhood interest of stitching clothes, which led to the opening of Werthé by Jem.

The showroom situated at 33 Dover St., Suite 303, was as soon as a mere thought that was remodeled into an precise clothes enterprise.

The self-taught customized dressmaker began her journey at 11. Evans’s household taught her the fundamentals of stitching and her expertise developed over time.

In 2013, after a again harm whereas working in a hospital as a nurse left her on relaxation, Evans, 35, started touring down reminiscence lane and indulging in an outdated craft.

“I spent many of the complete pandemic stitching face masks. It was nearly like a sweatshop the place I had my total household serving to. We sewed hundreds of masks throughout that point,” Evans mentioned.

The stitching didn’t cease there. Evans started exploring other ways to specific herself artistically throughout COVID. 

Custom fashion designer Jawanda Evans of Brockton, owner of Werthé by Jem, shows off two of her creations at her studio on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. She specializes in formal and wedding wear, customizing her creations to suit each customer. One of of the busiest times of the year for her is prom season, when she gets help from friends and family to keep up with the demand.

“I like creating garments that makes an individual stand out. Once I put on an outfit, I like when nobody else has it. It makes style distinctive. I’ve at all times been fascinated with turning a plain piece of material into one thing wearable, one thing lovely. My soul yearns for style and watching one thing rework right into a wearable murals,” Evans mentioned.

Evans took to what she known as “YouTube College” to study new strategies and make completely different clothes.