My partner and I visited New York many years ago, just after we left school… I’ve dreamed about returning ever since, and that passion is reignited each time I share the work of a talented NY designer. Today’s delightful pieces are lovingly handcrafted by Patricia Gambis, and I’ve fallen head over heels for her reversible pinafore dresses!
Patricia Gambis is based in Forest Hills, New York. She designs for little ladies aged from 6 months to 4 years, and her style embraces the “the unbounded creativity and playfulness of childhood” – boasting classic lines and imaginative prints. Patricia was taught to sew by her mother, carrying on a tradition of quality workmanship that is evident in each of her pieces.
I’ve recently added the Hello Tokyo Dress to the KID independent winter wardrobe, and these sweet creations look even sweeter in person. Patricia works with quality fabrics such as 100% Kona Cotton and medium-weight denim, which gives her dresses a lovely shape. Her finishing is impeccable, and I love the way you can easily flip around these reversible dresses for a different look.
We like to pair the patterned side of the dress with plain tights and the denim side of the dress with polka dot or stripey tights. It adds heaps of fun to dressing and the roomy cut means that you can layer for warmth in winter or go sleeveless as we head into spring. The other bonus of the pinafore style is that you can use this dress as a top as your child grows, pairing it with jeans.
If you’re interested in learning more about the inspiration behind Patricia’s label, you can take a little peek into her studio via the video below. You can purchase Patricia’s wares via her online store, or follow her on Facebook to keep up with new releases.