BEHIND THE BRAND

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Hey, I'm Tara! I design and create clothes and accessories to make you feel FAB! I created Tara Elisa Design to be a joyful and fun space. Every piece is thoughtfully handcrafted by me in my home studio in Hoboken. Everything is handmade to order so you're getting a garment made specifically for you. It takes a few weeks to complete your order but at the end of it you have something so special you won't mind the wait! 

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Join me in this slow fashion movement! To reduce waste I don't keep any extra stock on hand​ - that's why everything is made to order. I try to be as no waste as I can by saving scraps and only ordering the amount of fabric I actually need. I turn those scraps into tags, masks and other small accessories. I live in the NYC area so I source A LOT of my materials from local shops in the garment district. If I haven't designed the print myself, I've likely bought it from another small biz. I love to see small businesses thriving so if I can get it from a local vendor or artist, I do!

Everything is made-to-order - that means it's made after you order. Because of this I am size inclusive and can customize the sizing of something if you provide specific measurements or want a size that isn't listed. I offer custom sizing at no additional cost to you!

I have been sewing since before I can remember and have always loved creating. I ended up going to college to get a degree in Costume Design & Construction but have always always loved clothing and fashion. My journey ended up leading me to the fashion space but I couldn't always find what I was looking for. So I started to make clothing myself if I couldn't find something in my size. I then learned what 'slow fashion' really meant and fell in love with the process and community! It's just snowballed from there and now here I am sharing my creations with all of you.

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- current lead time is 28 business days -

so how does it work?

You place an order. I make the pattern to fit the sizing you've provided. I prep the fabric and cut out the garment. I sew the garment myself and add a tag. I do a quality check and package it all up. I send the package via USPS and YAY it's on its way to you! My current lead time is 28 business days but if I have your order finished before then, it'll ship out earlier!

custom sizing

If you would like to request custom sizing or don't see your size listed send me a message through the 'contact' page or drop me an email at taraelisadesign@gmail.com - custom sizing is available at no additional cost. We're size inclusive here! Any and all bodies are welcome. View my size guide HERE.