a month or so ago, I was browsing etsy when I came across Shaybelle and this lovely dress. of course, not being a wiz behind a sewing machine and always wanting a one of a kind dress, I thought about customizing one of her lovely styles. I contacted Melissa, the designer and awesome lady behind Shaybelle, and told her I was interested in purchasing a dress of one of her designs, though customizing it with fabric that I picked out. she said she’d be delighted to work with me and I started hunting for fabric.
a few weeks later {and the best thing to brighten up my otherwise boring day on Saturday} a pretty little package arrived in the mail with my brand new Shaybelle Carpenter dress. my choice of fabric was a brown herringbone flannel, just light enough for cool spring days, though warm enough to handle chilly wind days and that awful air vent draft in my office. I think it’s perfect for this dress.
Melissa, it was a pleasure to work with you and I can’t wait to work with you again. I’m thinking summer dresses and tops!
{image by me}

10 Responses to “shaybelle”

  1. Chelsea said:

    That dress is just adorable. Love the necklace you paired with it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wendy said:

    I love it! It’s so beautiful.

  3. Sara Christine said:

    This is just beautiful! There’s nothing like custom-made clothing to make you feel like a supermodel.

  4. mav said:

    absolutely wonderful!

  5. sulu-design said:

    I’ve marked this shop as a favorite – thanks for the introduction!

  6. Kloth & Bolt said:

    wow, she makes amazing dresses, i love them! thank you so much for the links! -kb

  7. Michelle said:

    How cool! I love your initiative, so freaking cool, and it looks right lovely

  8. erica said:

    Love the custom fabric! I just ordered a Prim dress in black…

  9. ambika said:

    It’s just gorgeous. Wow.

  10. Anonymous said:

    hey, does anyone know what happened to shaybelle? I love her work, but she totally disappeared off of etsy, and her blog hasn’t been updated in months…