Ginger Root Design – Tailoring & Design Studio Opening

Kristen Swenson and Erin Derge of Ginger Root Design:

Kristen Swenson and Erin Derge of Ginger Root Design

A sewing machine ready for work in the new sewing room:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Our favorite photo, a rainbow of thread spools:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Inspirations in the sewing room:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

A work in progress:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

We loved that Ginger Root Design produced a book with examples of their custom work:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Eric Channing Brewer of Dandies and Quaintrelles with Nicole Aguirre:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Eric’s fantastic messenger bag:

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

Ginger Root Design Tailoring

The gift bags were so cute, with illustrations by local artist Elizabeth Graeber and a measuring tape bow pin:

Ginger Root Design Gift Bag

Erin Derge and Kristen Swenson of Ginger Root Design

Our second visit to Ginger Root Design in the past week was an eye-opening and exhilarating experience. Though talented owners Kristen Swenson and Erin Derge have been tailoring and designing clothes from the English basement of 1530 U Street for awhile now, the opening of their dedicated tailoring and design studio on the second floor of the same building represents a significant step, not only for Ginger Root, but for Washington DC as well. Stylish DC’ers now have an appointment-only destination for tailoring and clothing re-design and Ginger Root has the infrastructure to kick things up a notch. Old clothes from your closet and found thrift or vintage items can now be turned into exactly what you hoped and dreamed they would be when you bought them. What we saw at Ginger Root is a testament to just how serious, hardworking, and organized an operation they are running. This is an exciting time for style in DC.