My website sells all the things I love to make for my kids (at least it will). Fun dresses, smart dresses, dresses that do both, skirts with trim (too much trim my husband says), bright trousers, cosy hoodies, beach shorts, versatile tops.
I inherited a sewing machine ages ago and it stood mostly unused for a long time. Then came the kids and I thought it would be great to make things for them. It started with just a few things and I couldn't stop. I love sewing, deciding on the pattern, fabric shopping, matching the trim, constructing and then knowing that my kids are going to wear it again and again. Now I only buy socks and underwear, although I do borrow ideas!
My absolute favourite fabric is corduroy. It reminds me of being a kid and it's so tactile. I like fresh and bright prints, simple shapes, nothing too girly, but still pretty or fun. All items are one of a kind, no two things exactly the same. My clothes are simple and give children plenty of room to move about. They can wear the clothes for best or for play.
I don't worry about my kids getting their clothes messy, I want them to have fun and explore - think playing out all day and long summer evenings in a kind of Famous Five, ginger beer kind of way. Naturally, to do all of that time after time, clothes also need to be good quality so they are all made with fabrics, threads, trim etc. that are going to last and they are finished to a high standard.
My shop opened in July 2016 which means I'm just getting started. There are a few clothes for stock but also listed are some that can be made to order so that you can see what I can do. Of course, these things will take a bit longer to arrive but on the plus side it also gives you the chance to get the item you want in the fabric you want with the extras you want.