Handmade clothes (OOAK) for Reborn Babies.
I always loved to dress my son and daughter in simple dresses with generous
widths and lengths and made of pure cottons and silk when they were small
babies. So soft and gentle on their delicate skin! In my mind nothing matches a
simple white dress made of swiss voille and cotton laces.
I have been making dolls clothes (for barbie) and real clothes since I was 10
when I got my first sewing machine- a peddle singer.
My Grandmother was a reputed seamstress that specialized in invisible repairs
and owned a small haberdashery in the city centre and I inherited her love of
working with fabrics.
When I had my son my mother gave to me the dresses that my grandmother had made
for us as babies. All were simple, crisp, handmade dresses with French seams,
some gathering, some smocking, some lace, some hand embroidery, some machine
embroidery. The care and attention in the handwork is breathtaking.
I found that 'off the shelf' baby clothes cannot match this quality and beauty.
Also they often don't fit reborns well- the neck is often too big. The beauty is
that for reborns, crushing of fabric and burping up milk is not a concern, and
they don't outgrow their outfits- so you can dress them up and not worry!
My vision for ten pink toes dresses is to guarantee that the same dress will not
be produced in the same colour fabric and trim so that each item is unique, one
of a kind.
I intend to stick with pure cotton and silk and not use synthetic fabric. I also
will focus on quality and details to ensure the inside is as beautiful as the
Dresses will be gathered, smocked, with lace and embroidery, Swiss insertions or
'heritage' style. The dresses that I sell with my reborns match this version
unless otherwise stated.
Occasionally dresses will be available here for sale- but because they are time
consuming to make and not mass produced, the intention is to make them mainly
for the dolls I sell.
I will generally be able to make a custom dress set on request.