I've created each of these original designs from start to finish, from a sketch on a napkin to the digital pattern making to the trip down a runway. I love to create classic and unusual clothing that moves with the body in a dramatic way. 
My clothing and embellishments such as applique, beading, crochet, fabric painting and dyeing, textural manipulation, and pleating are all my own designs and made with my own hands. I make ceramic buttons, crochet botanical motifs, and design my own graphics, among other things. 
I regularly scout for fabric and yarn of special value and uniqueness. I rescue yardage from discard at the end of small batch manufacturing runs, remainders from other professional custom work, and home sewist/knitter stock purges at yard sales. I aim to achieve a zero waste goal of materials in my studio, and am passionate about changing the relationship we have with our clothing.
Pricing for my custom made garments includes my work only and does not include the cost of fabric. I am happy to work with my  customers' fabrics, or something from my own reasonably priced fabric collection. Prices include local custom in-person fittings. Travel costs outside of the Youngstown Ohio area are billed separately.
Semi-Custom Garments
Most of my designs can be made in standard sizes at discounted rates and do not include fittings. Customers provide their own fabric or purchase reasonably priced fabric from my collection.
Tiger Lily Dress Shop Eco-Couture Standard Size Chart 

Size 4:

Bust 30", Waist  24", Low Hip Up to 34"

Size 6: 

Bust 32", Waist  26", Low Hip Up to 36"

Size 8: 

Bust  34", Waist 28", Low Hip Up to 38"

Size 10: 

Bust  36", Waist 30", Low Hip Up to 38"

Size 12: 

Bust 38", Waist 32", Low Hip Up to 40"

Size 14: 

Bust 40", Waist  34", Low Hip Up to 42"

Size 16: 

Bust  42", Waist  36", Low Hip Up to 44"

Size 18: 

Bust  44", Waist  38", Low Hip Up to 46"

If you'd like to say hello or ask a question, please email me directly at EDAYANTLDS@GMAIL.COM.
Ellen Dayan


Intergalactic Duster*

$225.00 - $325.00

Description: Full length knit duster with long kimono sleeves, asymmetric waistline, jewel neckline, and asymmetric cut out designs in front to reveal underlayer of separate garments. May be styled over yoga pants, jeans, dresses, boy shorts, or skirts. This garment feels a bit like wearing a long sweater, but with no bulk or closures to manage. Choice of fabric can change the look of this garment from very casual (cotton blend knit) or funky (novelty knit) to quite formal (cashmere or linen knit).

This design can also be made in standard sizes ranging in price from $90.00 - $125.00.

(*Shown over striped maxi sheath dress sold separately.)



Bias-Cut Sway Jacket

$300.00 - $475.00

Description: Asymmetric hem lightweight bias-cut jacket with hidden closure and side pockets. Kimono sleeves are 3/4 length but may be lengthened. Empire waistline in front and dropped waistline in back with semi-fitted torso.  A wide variety of embellishment designs are possible with this piece, from simple to complex. The jacket is extremely well-fitting for women with normal to wide shoulders, and remarkably slimming in the bust, waist, and hip areas even when fitted closely. May be styled over dresses, skirts, leggings, or as a sophisticated beach cover-up or boudoir piece. Choice of fabric can change the look of this garment from casual (cotton woven) or funky (hand painted or Shibori dyed woven) to quite formal (Ultrasuede, silk, or lightweight velvet).

This design can also be made in standard sizes ranging in price from $150.00 - $175.00.



Corsage Coat Embellishment

$200.00 - $300.00

Description: Beginning with your coat or one of our gently used designer coats altered to fit you perfectly, this special coat concept has one-of-a-kind botanical arrangements hand-crocheted and hand sewn to suit your liking. Some versions of this dramatic winter piece have a wild and untamed look, and some are perfectly symmetrical or more formal. Some are monochromatic and others have high contrast pop. Depending on the length of your coat and the complexity of the design, this is a very affordable way to get custom wearable art into your wardrobe.

This is also a great way to revive a beloved old coat with worn spots or even stains. If you find something remarkably unique that fits you well at a thrift store, so much the better! 

We are proud to feature luxurious alpaca yarns made locally by small batch fiber mills including Stramba Farm & Fiber Mill in Wampum, PA.




 Hollywood Halter Dress

$350.00 - $650.00

Description: Custom fitted princess line halter dress with contrast ties and optional custom appliques. This dress is masterfully and closely fitted (in-person measuring and fitting required) to your torso and may include soft bra cups for support if desired for a smooth and elegant silhouette. This dress has a center back zip closure and asymmetric hemline which may be adjusted shorter or longer and may have a straight hemline. This dress is suitable for all women with a waistline that is smaller than the hips, and most bust sizes (A to D). This dress is perfect for homecoming, cocktail or holiday parties, charity events, or honeymoon or vacation night life. Choice of fabric can change the look of this garment from casual (cotton woven) or funky (embroidered or airbrushed woven) to quite formal (silk, chiffon, or even lightweight metallic brocade).

This design can also be made in standard sizes ranging in price from $250.00 - $300.00.