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    Sewn for the long haul

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    One-of-a-kind creations

    Made entirely from recycled materials

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    Playful. Lively. Lighthearted.

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    Handmade in Colorado

Welcome to Elisabethan…

We’re crazy about recycling! Since 1996, we’ve been committed to making exceptional garments and goodies from all the post-consumer fabric we can get our eager little mitts on. Using laundered second-hand clothing as our “yardage,” we hand-cut each piece using our original patterns, then lovingly combine them into one-of-a-kind items. It’s new, not more. Enjoy — we’re glad you’re here!

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Wholesale Inquiries

Hello!  If you missed us at the American Craft Council’s Baltimore show (booth #2501), our SPRING/SUMMER offerings are posted on our wholesale website. If you already have the password to access our wholesale website, please enter here. If not, please email us for access. Or call — we’re friendly! 970-527-4073

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From the Blog


Blog, Inspiration

SLOW is the new black

Good read… ‘bethan fans know a lot if this already, but we just want to keep spreading the word: slow fashion is where it’s at. In the words of Maxine Bedat, owner of Zady — Be an owner, not a consumer when it comes to clothing! http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-04/slow-fashion-designers-tout-their-wares-better-planet

Blog, Findings, Inspiration, Studio

March 17

Top o’ the morning to you! What are YOU wearing today? Any green? Elisabethan definitely gives a nod to our Irish ancestors… Luck of the Irish to you on this St. Patrick’s Day… and everyday! And here’s an Irish saying to for you… “May you never forget what is worth more »

Blog, Findings, Inspiration

Laundry is overrated

Came across this great video from grist.org with help from my cousin Dana and her roommate… and while it may a bit of preaching to the choir, aka Elisabethan peeps, it’s good to be reminded there IS a price to cheap clothes — because those price tags can be so alluring. Keep watching to see more »

Blog, Inspiration, Studio

Well, at least it’s not…

T-uesday’s T-rrific T-Shirt… Another gem from our vast collection. Feeling daunted? Remind yourself whatever it is, it’s not rocket science. Unless, of course, you are a rocket scientist.


Southwest School of Art
San Antonio, TX
April 16-17, 2016
in Texas’s oldest historic district
San Antonio, TX
April 23, 2016
Paonia, CO
There is some BIG news coming about our retail shop in our hometown… stay tuned, and for now
our working studio is open by appointment (970)527-4073
Carlyn Galerie
6137 Luther Lane – Dallas, TX
April 21, 2016

Thank you!

buttonTo Meredith Spidel from “The Mom of the Year” blog for gushing about Elisabethan on her popular website themomoftheyear.net

“Let me break it down for you: I have spent countless hours drooling over the items in their shop, stalking semi-local stores that sell the goods, and fantasizing about chancing on another amazing consigned skirt find. My husband is thrilled.… ” Read More