Jesse Smith opened Western Grace in downtown Sheridan in 2018. The opening was during Sheridan Rodeo week, in true Western fashion. Jesse said her friends encouraged her to have a big opening party and bring the business to life during Sheridan’s busiest week of the summer. Jesse is a known and celebrated designer who remains sought after for her handmade garments that are beautifully created from start to finish by her. Since the business opening, Jesse has only worked harder to make the storefront her own with custom shelves, art by local artists, and beautiful Westen adornments spread throughout the business. “It has taken time to set up the place the way I like it,” Jesse said of Western Grace.
An awesome fact about Western Grace, Jesse said most people don’t realize, is that we do everything at the store and it’s made from scratch start to finish. Jesse said that “every client has their own set of patterns and are fitted down to the 1/4” here at the store. Everything from client meetings, measurements, and designs to the layout and fittings. It’s all done at Western Grace. Jesse carries some retail items to pick up at the store, all handmade by her. She also features work by local artists and some pretty jewelry pieces.
Another interesting fact about Jesse and Western Grace is that she sources fabric from Los Angeles and New York when she goes to shows, and a lot of times the men’s shirt fabric and wool is from Italy, England, and Paris. Everything Jesse brings into the business is mindfully chosen to fit the patterns and clients she works with. The turnaround time for a completed garment is based on materials and the project’s complexity. Jesse asked to have people reach out via Instagram (westerngraceapparel) and Facebook (Westerngrace) with inquiries and requests.
Jesse is excited for Don King Days over the Labor Day weekend! She enjoys seeing a lot of her repeat clientele in town for the celebration. In anticipation of Don King Days she planned a trip to LA to make sure she has new fabrics at the festival for clients to choose from for their custom garments.