Designer Notes

How To Choose Fabrics

Here are some suggestions to help you decide what to order from the new collection, especially if this is your first time ordering from us!

How to Decide on your Next Ivey Abitz Garments

Advice from the Artist Herself – Cynthia Ivey Abitz

Over the past fifteen years, I’ve learned what works best for deciding upon garments from the collection by working directly with our clients around the world. With over 200 original designs and new fabrics in each collection, Ivey Abitz offers some incredible choices that will give you a one-of-a-kind lifetime wardrobe. Here are some suggestions to help you decide what to order from the new collection, especially if this is your first time ordering from us! 

1.) Always go with what initially draws you in. If there is something in the Look Book that calls you the most, listen to this helpful voice. This is what allows you to clothe yourself most authentically. 

2.) Some clients can visualize Ivey Abitz designs in our various fabrics, and choosing is easy for them—especially with our fabric swatches in hand. Some brains, though, simply aren’t wired in this way, and this is perfectly okay! This is why we take the time to create Look Books with such thought and care. We photograph design and fabric combinations that we believe are ideal and the most versatile. You are able to see the designs in an actual fabric so you can see drape and proportion. Order your favourites from the Look Book and know that they have the Ivey Abitz stamp of approval on them. 

3.) If you ever feel overwhelmed whilst deciding, please stop and remind yourself of what you loved in the first place. If it’s everything in the collection (which we hear all the time), we will help you narrow down your choices based upon how you’ll be wearing the garments, your climate, and your clothing investment budget. Contact us anytime, and we will kindly respond to your questions. I will always try to personally reply to all of you when I can! One of my favourite things in the world is getting to know the people that appreciate this special collection Josh and I have put out into the world. We love helping people celebrate everyday life through clothing. We love hearing from you.

4.) Remember that Ivey Abitz clothing is meant to be worn often and enjoyed for years to come. With this in mind, it is easier to make selections and take the leap to place your order. The sooner you order, the sooner you will have clothing for everyday wear, as well as your once-in-a-lifetime special occasions. The clothing you choose represents your aesthetic ideals, ethical purchasing practices, and your joy and gratitude for life. 

We look forward to creating for you from the Midsummer 2021 collection