Gretchen Soares holds an Associates of Science degree in Home Economics with emphasis in Fashion, and a Masters degree in Fashion. She is an ownership partner in Butterfly Boutique located in Los Osos, California. Gretchen is an artistic person who specializes in soft goods such as quilts, clothing and wearable art. She has 15+ years experience in the fashion and retail industries. She is a mother of three. She started sewing at her mothers side when she was a toddler, which then fueled her love for sewing. Butterfly Boutique is a Children’s resell and specialty goods store. Butterfly Boutique also carries a selection of hand crafted goods and offers classes on making Soy candles.