Hi I'm Emily! Welcome to Zelle.
I started making baby girl clothes and accessories before I was pregnant with my first (he's now 5!). To be truly honest, I was very sad when I found out that my first baby was going to be a boy! I was so excited to have a girl to dress up, but eventually I came around to the idea of having a boy and I do love him so dearly! And yes, I did dress him up in my handmade girl clothes and accessories on occasion 🙈
My passion for sewing and creating was put on hold as my husband, son, and I lived in 12 different countries in 12 months. A few months after returning to the US at the completion this trip, we found out we were expecting and I was so so SO excited to find out it was going to be a GIRL!
Long story short, my passion for sewing and creating resurfaced and my baby girl (now almost 3!) has been wearing many of my handmade items since birth 💕 I'm so excited to finally be sharing some of these items with you!
All items here at Zelle are handmade by me in my home using thrifted fabrics. I am striving to live a more sustainable lifestyle at home, and I've felt strongly that I want to carry these lifestyle changes into my passion of designing and sewing! For this reason, I have very limited stock in many of my pieces—often only 1 in each size, or less sometimes—so make sure to grab what you like when it's available!
This little business of mine is all about donating! All of the proceeds from these pieces for my Aug 2018 launch will be donated to The Fistula Project Kitovu to help pay for women in Uganda to receive fistula repair surgery. I have the amazing opportunity to go to Uganda with this nonprofit in October to assist in the clinic and help to care for these women who will be receivers of your generous donations. I am so grateful to meet and spend time with these women who will have their lives changed by you!