About the designs…
Each one-of-a-kind piece is carefully made by hand in Bonny Doon, California using only the highest quality materials—from organic cotton and silk to out-of-print vintage fabric. Each piece is designed from an original pattern. Strong colors and prints are found in hidden details, such as inside linings or bold brass zippers. Each fitted dress takes approximately 10 hours to make, from laying out and cutting the pattern to hand sewing the lining and hem.
You can find my ready-to-wear designs at Stripe in downtown Santa Cruz, California. Custom sizes and fabrics are available. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
About the designer…
My interest in fashion design started out of sheer necessity. I would have an idea of something I wanted but either couldn’t find it or couldn’t afford it. Instead of giving up (or saving up), I sat down and started sewing. I began making clothes and found I really love the entire process of turning a vision into a reality and creating unique, high quality pieces for someone to adore forever.
You can find me blogging twice a month for The Penny Rose, a style blog with daily musings on fashion, beauty, and design.
In my other life, I work for an awesome biodiversity conservation non-profit called Island Conservation. Check it out!