About Us


Founders Mackenzie and Merin met when their girls were little... very little. Merin was looking for a Studio Manager for her growing dressmaking business, and a mutual mom friend connected them. They chatted while Merin was in the hospital after having her second child and the rest is history. 

The idea for Evelyn James was hatched after both women looked for flower girl dresses for their daughters over the course of several months. The options out there were either cheap and poorly made, or beautiful but astronomically expensive for a dress that may only be worn once. Named after Mackenzie's grandmother, Evelyn James designs, cuts and sews all of our dresses to order in our Houston workshop. We create timeless, child-friendly styles out of lovely fabrics that we source from around the world. 

Both mothers to girls, Merin brings a strong design and garment making background while Mackenzie runs the business operations and sales and marketing. We are so lucky to have talented seamstresses Queryi, Jeaneth, and Elizabeth bringing our dresses to life.