Designer of the Week - Precious Pieces

It’s my pleasure today to introduce our Designer of the Week, Jess from Precious Pieces. Jess works together with her Mum Jo to create a range of handmade, limited edition children’s clothing. In review today, we have a pair of Zig Zag Leggings. These leggings are available from the Precious Pieces store for just $12 per pair (with a 10% discount when you “LIKE” the Precious Pieces facebook page).

Precious Pieces Handmade Children's Zig Zag Leggings

The Product Review

I’ve decided to feature the zig zag leggings in today’s review as they’re my current favourites, although I’ve also had the chance to try out the hot pink swirl and the aztec print (after giving a pair to my niece earlier this year). The workmanship on these leggings is superb, with good quality fabrics and elastics that have proven durable through wear and wash. However, my favourite aspect of these leggings is the colours and patterns!

Adding a few pairs of bright, funky leggings to your child’s wardrobe is an inexpensive way to breath new life into old staples. They’re comfortable for the little folk, both boys and girls, and can warm up an outfit in winter or work well with tank tops in summer. Plus, as kids generally grown upwards, rather than outwards, they can be worn as three-quarter leggings throughout the months and years.

The Verdict… Whimsical, affordable and a little bit wild.

Precious Pieces Colourful, Bright, Handmade Children's Leggings

The Indie Label

Jess started her label Precious Pieces in 2011 to keep herself busy. She says, “I’d always been studying and working and when my studies finished I needed something else to fill in my time – I’m not very good a relaxing!”

The Precious Pieces collection was launched with a affordability in mind. Jess explains, “I’ve always felt that Australian made products should be accessible and affordable, and that parents should be able to dress their children in one off boutique pieces – without the boutique price tag! That was the main objective from the beginning and continues to be our driving force.”

The Creative Mind

Precious Pieces is a mother and daughter team, with Jess creating the Precious Pieces line (leggings, tops, dresses and accessories) while her mum creates the ‘Made by Jo’ knitwear. Jess says, “I make the patterns and sew all of the Precious Pieces garments myself and my mum loves to knit.  We work together on the business as a team, mum is so talented with her knitting and her garments are beautiful! I’m hopeless at knitting but luckily I can sew!”

When choosing fabrics for her range, Jess likes to keep her eye on up and coming trends… creating pieces in line with current styles, and adding her personal twist. She says, “I’ve never been a fan of overly girly styling, I prefer a more edgy look. I tend to steer clear of florals and frills, however also like to keep a feminine touch.”

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Jess (in her own words)…

  1. I studied fashion design – hence the sewing and pattern making.

  2. I believe that good things come to those that wait.

  3. I’m getting married next month!

The Handmade Collection

At Precious Pieces you’ll find a selection of colourful children’s leggings, clothing, knits and accessories. Head over to their Facebook page in December to snag a 10% off coupon, or check out their “last chance” sale with 20% off a range of end of line pieces (launching Wednesday 12 December, 2012 at 7pm via Facebook).

Precious Pieces Handmade Children's Cardigans, Hand Knitted

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