Hi! My name is Wes Brazel and Carl Wesley is my line of dresses designed and sewn in Chicago. I came to love fashion, sewing, and design at a young age, growing up in a home with a mother who was an avid seamstress. I first wanted to be a fashion designer after seeing Project Runway at age 13. Currently, I study fashion design at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. At this time, I design and sew every piece myself in my home.
Although I have made many types of garments, my true passion is designing great dresses. When a woman puts on a great dress it is a transformational experience for her. I want every dress I design to be special and loved by the wearer. Elements I like to incorporate in my designs are femininity, clean lines, and bold colors.
Carl Wesley Brand Commitments:
- Quality Textiles: I select all the materials carefully for each design. Great fabric is the foundation of a great garment. Materials are chosen for quality and appearance. Touch is a primary factor in choosing fabrics for Carl Wesley garments.
- Made in the USA: Carl Wesley will always be manufactured in the USA, and in Chicago as much as possible. It is unfortunate that nearly all the garment industry has relocated overseas. Most of the cost of creating a garment is in the sewing, and I like to see that money stay local. I believe in spending more to support skilled seamstresses in this country instead of producing our garments abroad.
- Customer Satisfaction: I want you to absolutely love your dress. If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, please contact me about a return or something I can do better.