The height of sophistication is simplicity
— Clare Boothe Luce

Made in California

I'm Joanna, and I believe in the art of dressmaking. 

Inspired by my european heritage, I design dresses focusing on beauty, function, and from quality, sustainable materials. Our small batch made pieces are all ethically crafted in California.

I make sure that every item that leaves our studio is ready for you to enjoy wearing.

Style & Quality

All Pyne & Smith dress are made from 100% flax linen, which is selected and crafted, to last and improve with time.  Designed in a classic, timeless style that is as functional as it is elegant. Wear your dress to the beach or out to dinner in comfort and in style.

I believe in well made pieces that are timeless and last for years to come.

Zero Waste

We source our 100% natural fiber fabrics from other small, ethical businesses. Our linen comes from one of the oldest linen mills in Europe.

We are zero waste! Our linen scraps are sent to our local recycling facility where they are repurposed into airline and automobile seat coverings. Our larger scraps are donated to schools, quilters and crafters.

Ethically made in California. Please allow one to two weeks for your order to be made, although we do keep some dresses in stock for immediate shipping.