Monday, November 16, 2009

Peasant dresses... the start of it all

I made these dresses a while ago now, but I felt the need to post about them. They were the first items I made for sale. I need to remind myself why I started sewing for sale. I made these 5 dresses, ranging from size 3-5. They're made from a stunning, imported designer cotton, and I just love them. Why? Because they're gorgeous, quality fabrics, and they're beautifully fun and feminine, but they're not pink!

I began sewing because I didn't want to dress my boy in blue, but that's all I could find. The older he got, the more "mini man" the clothing options became, so I started making my own bright and fun clothes for him. Well, by clothes I mean pants and shirts. You're kinda limited for choice with boys.

Then I had my daughter. She was a planned homebirth. A really hard, difficult birth, but she was born at home, on her own terms, in her own time, and for that, I am grateful. Slightly off topic... but the more you get to know me, the more you'll discover just how much birth matters to me! I am passionate about natural childbirth and even more so about homebirth.

So off we go and take our new little woman to the shops to find some clothes for her and we can't escape the sea of pink! I started making her clothes, because there are so many colours other than every shade of pink and the odd shade of purple to dress a girl in. Oh and don't even get me started on the blueness for boys! So here I am. Trying to provide fun and funky kids clothing to parents who want something a little bit different.