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Portland, OR

Flash-friendly in original art! Ivalieu are modern bloomers designed and sewn in Portland, OR. 

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Bon Voyage!

Cathy Kellon

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Ivalieu will close its proverbial doors on October 20th.  

I've heard authors talk about how they must write, not out of duty or as a burden, but because a story is spinning through their mind and they simply have to get it down on paper.  That was Ivalieu for me. Years ago, I had this thing that I needed to create, an idea and a brand - with photos and stories that would resonate with women like me (aka regular) - and a specialty product designed to make our lives just a bit better. It was so consuming that the only way to get it out of my thoughts was to bring it into real life. So while raising little kids and working full-time, I designed and launched an apparel product line, created a brand, and started a business.

I made Ivalieu real: a lovely product crafted with care in Portland, Oregon, using quality materials, and constructed with thoughtful details. That makes me immensely proud. That so many ladies enjoy their Ivalieu is so dang thrilling; it's all I wanted.  Yet Ivalieu has remained a passion project, not replacing my primary profession, so when I finally admitted to myself that no one was going to add more hours to each day and that busy-ness is not a legit status symbol, I made the tough decision to close up shop and reclaim a bit of my time. 

These past 3 years of pettipants have been a hoot. It has been my sincere pleasure to be part of the reshoring movement, organize photo shoots with neighborhood ladies, dream up new prints and styles, and, most of all, hear from satisfied customers about the ways that Ivalieu bring them peace of mind, freedom, ease, and comfort.  

Thanks for all the love and support and keep on cartwheeling (oh, and stock up before October 20th : )



P.S. Three cheers for old-fashioned sensibilities made modern!  

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BikeCraft is back Dec 15-17!

Cathy Kellon

BikeCraft is baaaack! 🚲

It's THE cycle-centric holiday gift fair to attend in Portland, Oregon

(ok, maybe it's the only one but still. . . .)

Check it out with all your bike-y friends. Local-made goodies plus an early bird event Friday evening the 15th (with beer 🍻).

Top not-secret news: Ivalieu is making a few pair of leggings in our popular "I Like Bike" print! Made with a thicker fabric than what we use for our bloomers so you can run around without a skirt ; )

Here are the event specs:

When: December 15-17, 2017 (Friday preview: 6-9pm, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 11-4)

Where: Bike Farm, 1810 NE 1st Ave, Portland, OR

Cost: Free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (donations are welcome and will support the Bike Farm's community work). Friday night preview: $5-$20 sliding scale (tickets online or at the door) (Facebook event here!)

More info: BikeCraft is a family-friendly community event now in its 12th year! Launched in 2005 by Jonathan Maus of, the event brings Portland's vibrant bicycle community together every holiday season for shopping and socializing.

Learn more at: and hope to see you there!


Urban Craft Uprising, here comes Ivalieu

Cathy Kellon

I've heard great things about Urban Craft Uprising for years and now I finally get to enjoy it as a vendor and, when time permits, as a shopper! It's a juried event with makers from the worlds of art, jewelry, toys, apparel, housewares, stationery, and much more. Oh, it's free admission and there'll be a food pod too. Yum.

As usual, we'll have special Ivalieu prices for the event and a few new items: bandanas featuring our original art prints and scrunchies (yes, scrunchies -- they're baaaack) made with strike-offs and fabric remnants (waste not, want not : ).

Come visit Ivalieu and 149 other crafty vendors at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall this June 24-25, 2017.  

We'll post our booth location and pics of available stock in real time, so be sure to follow us on Instagram.




Giveaway! Bike to Work Day and Every Day

Cathy Kellon

For National Bike Month, Ivalieu is pleased as punch to team up with Bike Pretty for a giveaway! We know that some of us need a little extra help in choosing to ride instead of drive (ahem, me).  

Head over to the Bike Pretty blog to enter to win a pair of Ivalieu Sport in the "I Like Bike" print.  With Ivalieu you can hitch your leg over the bike seat with aplomb, forget about the wind, and make the most of the dresses and skirts already in your closet.

VISIT the BIKE PRETTY BLOG to ENTER to WIN by MIDNIGHT PST MAY 27, 2017 and feel as good as you look (on your bike and beyond : ) !

For more information see Contest Rules and Fine Print.

Roller Derby Double-Down

Cathy Kellon

I'm jazzed to be a vendor at the upcoming International Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association's 2016 Championships.  I've never been to a roller derby event before so this is all kinds of exciting! If you want to watch some of the world's best skaters under one roof and also find Ivalieu, come on down to the Memorial Coliseum this November 4-6, 2016.