Designer of the Week - Sweetie

Good morning friends! Today I’d like to tempt you with something super special for your sweetie pies. Our designer of the week is Selina from handmade children’s label Sweetie, and we’re very excited to review her Sweet Strawberry Peek-a-Boo skirt. These OOAK skirts are exquisitely crafted and reasonably priced, and you can buy one for your little lady for just $28.

Sweetie Handmade Girls Strawberry Skirt, Clothing

The Product Review

For today’s review I’ve enlisted the assistance of an effervescent two-year-old named Melissa and her mum Liane. There were smiles all around as soon as they laid eyes upon the Sweet Strawberry Peek-a-Boo skirt.

Here’s what Liane had to say, “Lissy’s wardrobe is filled with dresses, but I don’t often buy her kirts. However, when Indi asked me to review this cheerful number, it kick started my love affair with skirts all over again! I even went out and bought a sweet little cap sleeved top to match so she could wear her new outfit to her sister’s birthday party on the weekend. She was so proud to parade around the party, twirling for everyone who glanced in her direction.”

The Sweet Strawberry Peek-a-Boo skirt is made from delicious 100% cotton Japanese designer quilting fabric which gives it a beautiful structured shape. It has just the right amount of flounce, and pairs perfectly with a simple top for summer, or long sleeves and tights for the changing season. The decorative drawstring detailing on the front is a stand out feature, and the finish is simply superb. Oh and did I mention the polka dot trim? I adore polka dots! This is sure to become a wardrobe favourite.

The verdict… playful, pretty and perfect for parties!

Sweetie Handmade Girls Skirts, Clothing

The Indie Label

Selina’s love for sewing began after the birth of her daughter, who is now 5 years old. Before long, friends, family and passersby were asking where she had bought these lovely creations, and when she said she had made them herself, enquires for purchases soon followed. Selina explains, “After a few years, I finally mustered up the courage to participate in some local markets, and it took off from there.”

Selina pondered for a long time about names for her little venture and then one day the name “Sweetie” popped into her head. She had developed the habit over the years of calling little girls “sweetie” when talking to them, and thought that it was “short, catchy and evoked an image of little girls clothing”, and subsequently ticked all of her boxes.

Sweetie Handmade Girls Skirts, Clothing

The Creative Mind

Selina is mum to the “most lovely 5 year old girl who is MY little Sweetie!” When asked to describe the inspiration behind her designs, the first word that comes to mind is “fabric”. She says, “I have a serious fabric addiction, and have been known to spend countless hours choosing fabrics to purchase, much to my family’s exasperation!  I love fabrics that are fresh and cute, and even a little bit quirky.  I prefer to choose skirt designs that are more intricate and have unusual little details added.  Being a mother myself, I create skirts with practicality, comfort and longevity in mind.”

The Whimsical Spirit

Here’s three fun facts about Selina (in her own words):

  1. I have a Masters Degree in Special Education and work part time as a Special Education teacher.

  2. I am a bit of an organizing freak and am constantly re-organizing and redecorating my house.

  3. I love reading and buying books and I fear we have more children’s books in our house than the local library!

The Handmade Collection

The Sweetie collection includes a range of handmade skirts, dresses and ruffled nappy covers in sizes to suit little ladies aged 12mths – 6 years. You can shop online for Sweetie designs at Madeit or Etsy, or visit Selina on Facebook for all the latest news.

Sweetie Handmade Girls Skirts, Clothing

Sweetie Handmade Girls Skirts, Clothing

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