Client Stories

Stories about discovering and wearing Ivey Abitz garments.

When the Car Hit Me – Recovery and Hopefulness in Ivey Abitz Bespoke

January 6, 2018
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When the Car Hit Me – Recovery and Hopefulness in Ivey Abitz Bespoke

Despite being hit by a Camry, flying over the top of a car and skidding across asphalt, I cannot find any damage to my lovely Camille Frock.

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Journey into a Complete IA Bespoke Wardrobe

December 1, 2017
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Journey into a Complete IA Bespoke Wardrobe

Journey into a complete IA wardrobe, and you will find a dream come true. Clients express this sentiment to us during each collection we create. This is a part of one such story. Meet Karen, an Ivey Abitz enthusiast. Originally from the Western U.S., she moved to the Midwest and has devoted her life...

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Emmy Winning Actor Carolyn Hennesy Loves her Ivey Abitz Bespoke

July 8, 2017
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Emmy Winning Actor Carolyn Hennesy Loves her Ivey Abitz Bespoke

Emmy winning actor Carolyn Hennesy showcased her new Ivey Abitz bespoke ensemble along with tin type jewelry handmade by Carolyn herself during an appearance for Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family.” Show aired 7/7/17. Carolyn’s Ivey Abitz bespoke ensemble includes the Dennison Frock in Birdsong Embroidered Silk with a pair of Blanchefleur Trousers in Meadow...

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Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

August 20, 2016
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Go Everywhere and Do Everything in Ivey Abitz

My Phinneus Coat Dress arrived today. My fingers brushed its material as I pushed aside the tissue paper wrapping. I was immediately compelled to grasp the beautiful and surprisingly soft steel gray bundle without unfolding it and hold it against my cheek, relishing in its coolness. I let the fabric flow over my hands...

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A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

April 30, 2016
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A Dream Fulfilled in Paris

When I found these clothes, it was immediately apparent to me that they were clothes that were made to be worn, made to be walked in, and I could hardly wait to wear them for my grand adventure in Paris.

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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

January 28, 2016
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An Ivey Abitz Wardrobe in the Beautiful South

By Liz in the Beautiful South After years of perusing the Ivey Abitz website I am, at long last, an extremely happy new customer. I don’t know why it took me so long to place an order. Clothes are very important to me. One of my cherished, early memories is of my grandmother making...

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Swathed and Comforted in Ivey Abitz Bespoke

July 23, 2015
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Wearing Ivey Abitz bespoke clothing after a double mastectomy.

It may seem strange, but I was actually looking forward to the mastectomy. Having been a classical ballet dancer, I was never particularly attached to my breasts. As well, I wanted to re-experience the freedom I felt in this body when I was an adolescent. I wanted to celebrate as I was being transformed....

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Ivey Abitz in Paris

October 17, 2014
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Ivey Abitz in Paris

Almost two years ago, I was having a lazy afternoon messing around on Pinterest when I came across a picture of an Ivey Abitz creation. Needless to say, the love affair began. So, when I had the opportunity to spend the month of July in Paris I knew Ivey Abitz was coming along with...

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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

May 23, 2014
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Under Fire in a War Zone Looking at Ivey Abitz

Under fire in Afghanistan, Frances hunkers down in a concrete bunker with her flack jacket, helmet, and IveyAbitz.com on her smartphone.

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Finding a perfect blend of quality, detail, and lifestyle

May 23, 2013
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Finding a perfect blend of quality, detail, and lifestyle

Years ago I had decided I would dress for myself and not need someone else’s approval for my own individual style. I even took a stab at sewing myself, but my design concepts were much better than the finished product! So, when I looked up the Ivey Abitz website, I...

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