From the designer:
In the spring of 2019, I designed and sewed eleven fundamental linen pieces for my own use, because I needed something cooler, lighter, and easier to wear. I was working on my feet all day and needed comfort, but I also wanted to feel good about the way I looked, especially if I had to go from work to an event without being able to change clothes. I had no intention of releasing them as a line to the public, but after much encouragement and so many opportunities to do so presented themselves, I decided to officially share these pieces that have made me so happy with other like-minded people, who may have the same problems with their wardrobes that I did. Slow, clean fashion is really important to me-and if you know me, you know that that’s a common thread I have with a lot of things. From that point, I've continued to design simple staple pieces that I believe make a strong, long living wardrobe that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.
Courtney Hilley Design is currently a two woman operation. Production runs are small, so there's no excess inventory waste, and our off-cuts (fabric left overs) are never thrown away, but instead, are used to make scrunchies and furoshikis, as well as donated to local makers who can use them in their craft. Additionally, all linen is ethically sourced and dyed using sustainable practices.
I hope you find comfort in these pieces, and are encouraged to slow down and find peaceful moments in wearing them.
Because our designs are sewn by the women of Kidphilosophy in Ukraine, our sizing follows along with their sizing guide. To make sure a piece is the right fit for you, please follow the guide below, and compare your measurements.
Bust (cm/") - 82-84cm / 32-33"
Waist (cm/") - 62-65cm / 24-25”
Hips (cm/") - 90-93cm / 35-36.50"
Bust (cm/") - 86-90cm / 34-35”
Waist (cm/") - 66-70cm / 26-27”
Hips (cm/") - 94-98cm / 37-38.50”
Bust (cm/") - 92-96cm / 36-38”
Waist (cm/") - 72-76cm / 28-30”
Hips (cm/") - 100-104cm / 39-40.50"
Bust (cm/") - 98-102cm / 39 - 40”
Waist (cm/") - 78-82cm / 31-32”
Hips (cm/") - 106-110cm / 41-43”
Bust (cm/") - 104-108cm / 41-42”
Waist (cm/") - 85-88cm / 33-34.50”
Hips (cm/") - 112-116cm / 44-45.50”
If you don’t see your size, please feel free to contact us about custom sizing at firstname.lastname@example.org.