Our Story


Hello there! I'm Carleigh, the designer and original seamstress behind Gentle Adeline. I'm so excited to share my passion of creating timeless, quality pieces with you! 

I've always had an eye and appreciation for quality craftmanship. As a child, I can remember my mother and grandmother always being behind a sewing machine. I remember browsing endless aisles of fabric, trims, and planning outfits for them to sew because quality pieces were too hard to find. After welcoming Adeline into the world in 2015, I quickly adopted this passion of creating and sewing for my own daughter. After dabbling in patterns, fabrics, and getting creative, I finally developed my own personality and style. I decided to open Gentle Adeline as a small Etsy shop and it quickly became so much more than I ever imagined possible. I was so thrilled to find out that there are more people out there just like me, that are interested in quality and timeless styles. The demand for clothes continued to grow until keeping up was just not even possible with our growing family.  I've always had dreams of growing my brand but I knew my expectations were high. I wanted to be able to have my hands in every aspect of development and wasn't willing to sacrifice quality. I was also set on handmade in the US where I could be confident in working conditions and living wages. After months and months of searching, we finally found and contracted with an amazing manufacturer right here in the US that will be handmaking my styles without missing a single detail. I still get to design and source all my fabrics, trims, buttons, etc while having more time with my family. A real dream come true! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following me on this journey.