As a teenager, Meredith spent countless summer days considering future entrepreneurial endeavors while driving tractors for her family's lot maintenance business. Her interest in sewing and monogramming, coupled with her love for the traditional southern fashion of seersucker apparel, led to the creation of Ivy Anna Classic Children's Collection. Named after the combined middle names of Meredith's then-toddler sister, Sheridan Anna Claire, and Meredith's own middle name, Ivy, "Ivy Anna" was first born with the desire to capture their special bond as treasured sisters.
|Meredith and Sheridan in matching nautical dresses sewn by Meredith|
Meredith's sewing machine would not see this dream materialize over the upcoming several years, as Meredith's attention shifted to the excitement of marrying her first love and best friend, Stephen, and commencing her new life as a happily married newlywed. Less than one year later, Stephen and Meredith welcomed the indescribable blessing of a precious daughter, Margaret Alice.
In Meredith's unsuccessful search for classic seersucker dresses for her own daughter, the dream of "Ivy Anna" was rekindled and later became a reality in the spring of 2012.
Specializing in traditional handmade, monogrammed, seersucker dresses and rompers for babies and young children, Ivy Anna Classic Children's Collection revisits the timeless summertime clothing of generations past.
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