Faythe began her career sewing for her dolls as a child. She attended Central College in Pella, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Biology and Home Economics. After a few years of teaching, Faythe started a family and began sew custom pieces for clients out of her home.
She slowly grew her cottage industry business from 1981 until 2008 creating a reputation of expert tailoring and custom design. In 2008, she and daughter, Sarah Dornink, opened their first store front in the Historic East Village