Designer of the Week - Sienna+Me

It’s review time again and we’re pleased as punch to welcome the lovely Nicole from Sienna+Me to {KID} independent. Nicole has recently released a range of sweet harem pants, headbands, and accessories for kids, all lovingly handmade in her little studio in Melbourne. Our pick of the bunch is the organic foxy leggings… check out our review!

Sienna+Me Handmade Baby Clothes, Harem Pants

The Product Review

Our little package from Sienna+Me arrived in the post, wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string. I was pretty excited as I’ve been crushing on foxes big time this season and have assembled a little wardrobe that matches perfectly with the amber/orange hues of these sweet little creatures. I’m also big on organics… and these pants are 100% GOTS certified, which is great for kids and great for mother nature.

The Sienna+Me harems are handcrafted with a wide waist band and a contrast cuff which gives them a great shape and a quality feel. The dropped crotch is ample for nappy butt, and will give you a bit more wear as your little one grows up. At $25, they make an affordable addition to your wardrobe.

The verdict… quality workmanship and a whole lot of foxy fun!

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The Indie Label

Nicole launched her label after the birth of her daughter Sienna in February. She explains, “I was searching for a creative outlet. I borrowed a sewing machine and started making leggings and headbands for Sienna, and soon friends and family. One night my partner told me to create a Facebook page and start selling my creations, and so in May Sienna+Me launched! The core focus is leggings/harems with coordinating onesies, headbands, and dribble bibs. I’m also working on some quilts & blankets.”

The Creative Mind

Nicole draws her primary inspiration from her daughter Sienna, who is both her muse and her mini model. She says, “I am constantly inspired by things I see, textures & prints. I love browsing fabric patterns & designing my own. I love working with clients to design something one of a kind. I hand sketch all the appliques and play around with different fabrics and textures. I am constantly quizzing my friends and family & when someone suggests something I have to rush home and try it out!”

Nicole prefers to work with organic cotton knits in geometric, tribal and animal themes. She designs her range with comfort in mind.

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The Whimsical Spirit

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

  • I am a registered cardiac Nurse (currently on maternity leave)

  • I love escaping to the beach in summer

  • Words can’t describe how amazing it is to be a mum!

The Handmade Collection

You can purchase the Sienna+Me collection online via Etsy, or visit Nicole on Facebook for all the latest news.

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