Yana Dee Clothing & Accessories

Traverse City, Michigan · 2199 Sales


Yana Dee Clothing & Accessories

Traverse City, Michigan 2199 Sales On Etsy since 2008

4.5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Yana Dee


Announcement   All of my designs are made to order which allows me to customize each piece to your specifications. I love doing what I do and hope for the opportunity to create something special for you.
Have a great day! Yana Dee


Last updated on Dec 11, 2016

All of my designs are made to order which allows me to customize each piece to your specifications. I love doing what I do and hope for the opportunity to create something special for you.
Have a great day! Yana Dee

Yana Dee

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Yana Dee

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Roller skates and a dress up barrel

I grew up on Northern Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. From early on I had an overwhelming desire to create and compose the materials and space around me. Being home-schooled allowed me to engage with wonderful mentors that helped me discover the potential I had to create.

My childhood and ongoing obsession with clothing has had little to do with taste and trends, but instead a fascination of how they transform the way I look and feel. My earliest sources of inspiration were a well-stocked dress up barrel, an assortment of dolls, my sisters and my roller skates, (you have to be able to move in what you’re wearing!)

In my last year as an art and design student at Finlandia University I finally discovered the fiber studio. Although I enjoyed working with many materials and forms of art, it was designing with textiles that felt very natural and accessible.

I have always enjoyed making things that people use or wear, and as I began selling my pieces, I was able to share this pleasure with others. So with a vintage Viking sewing machine I had been given for my 13th birthday I started sewing skirts and tops, then scarves and bags. I did some local craft shows and a few music festivals. Soon, a couple of local shop owners offered to carry my work and a business was born.

Now 10 years and over 10,000 yards of material later I am equipped with industrial sewing machines and a diverse pallet of materials. I am now wonderfully engaged in designing and creating accessible, unique and beautiful items for the everyday.

Shop members

  • Yana Dee

    Owner, Fabric Sourcing, Photography, Shipping

    I have always loved to create, especially with textiles. The way clothing can transform the way we look and feel is my reward. The endless possibilities of combining color, texture and design always keeps me engaged and inspired.

  • Abby Rose

    Assistant, Customer Service, Marketer

    Abby has been working with Yana Dee full time since the Summer of 2015. She used to help with production in the studio, but now works at the brick and mortar store in downtown Traverse City. Fun fact, Yana and Abby are sisters!


Find YanaDee at the following upcoming markets!

  • Art & Apples Festival
    Rochester Municipal Park
    608 7th St

    Sep 8–10

    One of the nation's top fine art fairs with over 290 exhibiting artists from across the country. There is something for everyone including a Kids Art Zone, music and fresh apple treats.

  • Earthwork Harvest Gathering
    Earthwork Harvest Gathering

    Sep 15–17

    Earthwork Harvest Gathering. Earthwork Farm, 4399 North 7 Mile Road, Lake City Michigan. The Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of food and music, featuring the freshest of local ingredients and fine imported specialties. A family-friendly Gathering bringing us into contact with the abundance of our community, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has ripened Michigan's artisan culture for 15 years and running, and hosts 2500+ attendees, who camp in the mixed hardwood forests and open meadows of Earthwork Farm every third weekend in September, annually. Gates open to the public at 8am on Friday (Gate closes every night at midnight)

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jul 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details


CUSTOM - Made from your measurements

XS - BUST 32-33, WAIST 25-26, HIP 34-35

S - BUST 34-35, WAIST 27-28, HIP 36-37

M - BUST 36-37, WAIST 29-30, HIP 38-39

L - BUST 38-39, WAIST 31-32, HIP 40-41

XL - BUST 40-41, WAIST 33-34, HIP 42-43

2X - BUST 42-43, WAIST 35-36, HIP 44-45

3X - BUST 44-45, WAIST 37-38, HIP 46-47

BUST - fullest part of chest
WAIST - smallest part of torso
HIP - fullest part below waist

Include custom or additional measurements (such as shoulder to waist, sleeve, or skirt length) in the "note to YanaDee" at checkout. If you have questions about what measurements to include, feel free to send me a message.

Custom and personalized orders

When you order from my Etsy shop, I create each piece to your color and size specifications. I am more than happy to add or subtract an inch or two from a skirt, or make something sleeveless. If it is hard for you to find clothes for your height, arm length, torso proportions, bust size, or any other reason, just include your body measurements in the comments section at checkout! Minor customizations are free of charge; any change that takes significantly more time or materials will mean an added cost, so send me a message before ordering if you want to add a lining, ruffle, pockets, additional details, or more than 3" to a piece.

Care instructions

Wash Cold Gently by Hand or Machine & Hang or Lay Flat to Dry

These care instructions apply to all Yana Dee clothing & accessories, excluding leather pieces.

If these care instructions are not followed, the item may be damaged.


I ship all packages USPS.

As a buyer, you select the USPS shipping option you would like me to use when shipping your order.

Please note that First Class does not include tracking and has a longer processing time than Priority Mail.

If you would like a tracking number, you must select Priority Mail.

International orders may be delayed at customs, which I am unable to influence.

I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages.

Return & Exchages

Because each Etsy order I make is to the custom color and size specifications of the buyer, I do not accept returns or exchanges. Yana Dee items are custom-made, so are exempt from buyers Right of Withdrawal when shipped to the EU.

Wholesale availability

Yana Dee does wholesale!
Just send us a message to learn more about minimum ordering and how to get started as a wholesale buyer.