For the past few months, in between my illustration work, I’ve been working on my  spring/summer 2017 collection of bespoke, hand-sewn children’s clothing, made using upcycled and recycled materials.

A great place to start with any creative work is to get ideas out by creating a mood board. I envisioned bright colours, loose floaty fabrics, and took inspiration from nature, including feathers, leaves and flowers.

moodboard

I wanted a pattern that was versatile – pretty, yet practical – which is why I opted for shoulder ties. Each top/dress is breathable, light, and can be adjusted by changing the length of the ties.

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Girl’s shoulder-tie dress. Age 6-7

 

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Girl’s shoulder-tie top, age 7
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Girl’s shoulder-tie top, age 8

The full collection will appear in my shop next spring, but are available now on request. Commissions/suggestions are also always welcome.

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