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petite fashion designer

Hello Petites!

My name is Marisol, I am a fashion designer and at 4’ 11” I know first hand how frustrating it can be to find clothes that fit our petite proportions. I learned to sew at a very early age and by the time I was a teenager, I was making my own clothes.

After studying Clothing and Arts Design at a Vocational High School, I began to build my wardrobe with unique pieces that fit my petite proportions perfectly! So after years of solving my own fitting issues, I realized that I wanted to do the same for other petite women.

All designs are made in my Florida studio and are available in limited quantities. Most pieces are made to order (items are sewn only after the orders are received), which reduces excess inventory and helps with our sustainability efforts. Some designs are one-of-a-kind pieces that are made from refashioned (upcycled) materials.

Our current size chart ranges from 0P - 18P (X-Small - X Large), we are working hard to offer additional sizes so that we can design pieces that will fit many petite women, regardless of their shape and size.

If you have any questions or inquires about our products (colors, measurements, etc.), please email me at marisol@soneradesign.com or use the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the page.


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