Products made in India, sport my new "Fashion Tiger" label and those made in Illinois, my traditional "Mrs. Emily" label. 

What's New

This is what a year of work looks like.

6 weeks designing the fabric
8 weeks to weave it in Bangladesh.
6 weeks to plan and design the skirt; hand draw dozens of pattern pieces; ship patterns and supplies to India.
5 weeks to ship the fabric from Bangladesh to India.
10 weeks to cut and sew in India.
4 weeks to ship finished skirts to Illinois.
4 weeks to process and list them.

There were many delays and changes, due to the intense realities of career ending situations, life threatening diseases, extended power outages.

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Find the Peplum Skirt here.

The India Skirt

How We Got Here

In 2020, I was making stock for my retail space in St. Louis, shipping boxes back and forth to the East Coast and my sewist, Louise.

When Covid shutdowns began, I had to leave my retail space, and switched from making stock back to sewing skirts one at a time.

From 2020-2022, there weren't answers, only waiting and holding my nerve. And collecting data. I saw that the traditional size chart had serious flaws. There are 2.5" between a brand's S and M and 4" between...

May's Skirt: The Mallary Mini

April's Skirt and Headscarf: The Mallary

Personal style gives us a habitat - where we feel like ourselves and THAT is true comfort.

I put on April’s skirt and turban and thought: now I can feel like myself on summer days when my hair will be a little frizzy because I’m balancing work and home and humidity.