Evelyn learned how to sew at a young age from her mother. She started out making doll clothes, moved on to making  vintage-inspired prom dresses, historical reproductions, and doing the costumes for several high school theatre productions. Sewing runs in the family--Evelyn's great-grandmother worked as a seamstress in New York City, and her great-great-grandfather ran a successful tailoring business with his sons in Charleston, SC. Evelyn went on to graduate with a degree in costume design from the College of Charleston, where she learned the intricacies of patternmaking, design, proper fitting, draping, and garment construction. She also learned pattern grading (hand-drafting different sizes) at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She continued to work in costuming, holding jobs in everything from making mascot costumes to Spoleto Festival USA, and finally ended up working in the bridal industry. Evelyn started her own alterations business in 2011, and began a line of lingerie in 2016.