All three of my girls have gone through a fussy stage at some point. My eldest wouldn’t wear anything on her waist and had to pull everything down to her hips and all three have gone through a phase of only wearing dresses. My youngest is the most particular about what she wears. We have a wardrobe of clothes that her sisters loved but for some reason she turns her nose up at.
We were very excited therefore, when we won a custom-made dress from The Patchery in a prize giveaway. The Patchery began when a mum was sewing clothes for her kids. Immersed in the creative process, she thought, “Why can’t this be available to everyone, even if you can’t sew?” And that was the beginning of The Patchery.
To design your own clothes you choose a design and fabrics and then the garments are custom-made and shipped to your address. My daughter chose the kimono dress. She chose her fabrics for the bodice , skirt and sleeves and then chose a different fabric for the back. We went through the design a few times to make sure she was happy.
Her face was a picture when the dress arrived and she tried it on. “Do you think people will think I’m weird because I have different colours on the front and back?” she asked. I told her that nobody else would have a dress quite like it, so they would think it was really cool. “Could I wear it both ways? The blue side one day and then turn it around to the orange side?” she asked. “Perhaps if we cut the label out” I replied. I think she has a pretty cool idea for making her dress even more unique.
It turned out so beautifully and the quality is stunning. It is such a great concept, I just had to share it. It makes a wonderful gift for young children. Baby clothes are also available so next time someone I know has a baby, I’m going to order a custom-made outfit. What a special gift that would be.
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