Our Story


Lynne Gallagher, Owner. While honing her skills in costume design for numerous theatrical productions and touring rock bands including the Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, KISS, Goo Goo Dolls, Mr. Big, Billy Dean, Robert Plant, Buddy Guy,Jim Kerr, Coldplay, Shakira, Metallica, and Ringo Starr. Gallagher dreamed of creating a children's clothing business that would be anything but ordinary. Her move to San Francisco in 1991 enabled her to pursue this dream which became Wee Scotty. Her flair for the dramatic translated into bold fabrics, colors and textures that eventually would become the Wee Scotty trademark. Lynne's passion for design and sewing lead to the embarking of knowledge to youths of San Francisco and Mill Valley. Wee Scotty opened its doors in 1999 in the founding location of Banana Republic in Mill Valley Ca. We have moved throughout the years due to rent increases and have taught classes in Mill Valley (2 years), Pacific Heights (13 years) and now servicing the Richmond/Pacific Heights/Sea Cliff area of San Francisco.

Gallagher's successful San Francisco based apparel production and product development includes many name brand clients - Joe Boxer, Esprit, DKNY Kids, Betsey Johnson, Gymboree/Zutopia, Levi's, Vogue Patterns, Sandra Betzina/Power Sewing, and recently the cool t-shirt company, San Franpsycho.

Gallagher has been successfully teaching children how to sew in San Francisco for the past twenty years. Many of her students have become so advanced that they are able to compete with and share their skills with adults. Students have continued interest and gone to NYU, Pratt, RISD, Academy of Art and Parsons. At Wee Scotty we believe the art of sewing is best when shared with others.

 

Staff List

 

 

Lee is a retail assistant at Wee Scotty. As a teenager, she learned to sew, knit and crochet. Lee knows all the ins and outs of all the sewing machines and other items in the store to prepare for sales. She is also in charge of bridal scheduling and information on our services for wedding parties. To reach Lee, send an email to staff@weescotty.com

Chandler is a Creative Writing major at SFSU and assistant head of marketing at Wee Scotty. She oversees community outreach, school fundraising, copywriting and event coordination. To get in contact with Chandler, send an email to chandler@weescotty.com.

 

 

Elizabeth is a retail assistant and machine expert at Wee Scotty. She loves to sew, both by hand and machine, and also enjoys studying vintage garments for their construction details. In addition to her extensive knowledge of women's fashion history and trends, she is available for a free consultation for our computerized Husqvarna machines at Wee Scotty each week. To reach Elizabeth, send an email to staff@weescotty.com. To schedule a free machine consultation with her, click here.

 

Snickels is our 10 year old Westie. She loves walks in the park and Caesar’s dog food. In her spare time, she enjoys sitting in her favorite chair at home but greeting guests and making new friends at Wee Scotty is way more fun!