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 :)

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