Jessica on Apr 27, 2017
I am so happy with this lovely skirt, it is just what I wanted. The material is nice and thick, and the fit was just as described. Really impressed with the excellent craftsmanship, many thanks to Sue!
Psyletta Gilroy on Apr 26, 2017
Best leggings ever! Soft and comfy and hold their shape well. I wear them every day. Easy to dress up or down and they wash well. Love 'em!
Bharti Wahi on Apr 25, 2017
This is my favorite dress by Sue yet!! It is very flattering - I tend to be on the curvy side and it really fits well.
From the Prairie and Back
I grew up in a small town in North Dakota and was always encouraged to be creative. My mother taught me to sew when I was very young and I can remember helping her pick out little scraps to sew into the most fashionable doll clothes. I have always loved colors, patterns, and textures, so I naturally gravitated toward craft and design. I also really enjoy making things with my hands and the ability to sketch, draft, cut and sew up a design in a matter of hours!
My high school sweetheart and I (now married!) went to college in Boston, MA, opened up a clothing boutique in San Diego called Ellaina Boutique, and did a stint in the shoe industry in Portland, OR. We traveled the country gathering bits of creativity with each stop. My little family recently moved to Dayton, Ohio and I have the pleasure of working from home in my small one room studio, while also being able to spend quality time with my husband and my two sons. I design and draft all of my own patterns, do all the cutting, sewing, packaging, and shipping myself. I work mostly with stretch fabrics, like cotton and rayon jersey, because they are so versatile and washable! I order most of my large fabric rolls from Los Angeles and from other Etsy sellers when possible. I love what I do and am so happy to be sharing my designs with you :)
I am the sole designer, pattern maker, cutter, seamstress, and shipper for Ellaina Boutique. I have a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. Everything is handmade by me, just for you :)
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Yes, I sell wholesale! If you are a Boutique please contact me for details.
I pre-wash and dry all of my fabrics to minimize any shrinkage for you. Most of the fabrics I use are 95% cotton 5% lycra, which can be machine washed warm and tumble dry low. I sew care tags into all of my garments for you to reference.
Most Garments are Made To Order. Please allow 7-10 days for your item to be sewn. Included in each listing are standard size measurements, which are simply a guideline, if you would like to include your personal measurements in the notes to seller box during checkout, I will be sure to make you the best fit ~ if you have any questions feel free to ask :)
Gift wrapping and packaging
I wrap all orders in kraft tissue paper and tie it nicely with string. I use tear proof mailers for the smaller orders and USPS priority boxes for larger. I do my best to keep packaging minimal to avoid waste and reduce shipping costs.
Custom and personalized orders
Most items become custom, because I make most items as they are ordered and I always encourage you to include your measurements if possible.
Whether you purchase a Ready to Ship item or a Made to Order item, I will still gladly accept them back for exchanges or refunds. I certainly understand online shopping is tricky and I want you to be happy with your handmade garments :) I am always available to answer any questions, and help you with this process as best as I can!