D. Liles Collection began with the simplest intentions. At the time, I was an Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at my Alma Mater, when I began designing and making vintage-inspired lace dresses for my toddler and infant daughters. A style that was not easy to find and very expensive. It was so much fun, I made several and under the prompting of friends, I began making their daughters dresses. Those first few designs were made from scraps of fabric and reclaimed lace from old clothing. I am so humbled by those earliest dress designs, because I had just started sewing and didn’t have the slightest bit of business savvy!
I started my business on Etsy in 2013 and in 2015, I became a brand. I have produced over 40,000 dresses in the last 5 years, at times it is overwhelming, but I love my job, this is what I was created to do. By far my favorite part of designing is the joy my dresses bring to my customers. I am so thankful to my loyal customers, who have enabled me to make a vocation out of something I love so much. It is my passion that my dresses are dearly loved and thoroughly worn.