I’m a sucker for anything bespoke. Call me extravagant, but if my kids can have something made just for them, then I want them to have it! Usually my budget doesn’t allow me to get my children everything that catches my eye, but some things are affordable and worth it.
Handmade clothing that has been made just for my kids is one of those things I can justify, so I went for it and got a couple of things made for my children.
Floral Dress by Pickles & JJ
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you might notice I’m a big fan of floral designs. I think my daughter has inherited my taste because when given a choice, she’ll head straight for flowers too.
Pickles & JJ is a one-woman outfit who makes clothes to order for children ranging from babies to tweens (and everything in between). She currently operates on Facebook only and can be found here: Pickles & JJ Facebook page.
We had a browse of the styles that were available and what fabric we liked the look of, and decided on having this beautiful dress made.
My daughter is very narrow for her age, so business owner, Lucy took extra measurements to ensure the dress would fit. As you can probably tell, she did a great job and the dress is amazing!
The dress is really well made and fits perfectly. This fabric is stretchy and extremely soft which makes it a great choice to wear against soft young skin. I especially like that this dress could be worn in any season. Wear on it’s own with bare legs and ballet pumps in the summer, or pair with tights, a cardigan and brogues as the weather cools off.
Prices start around £20 but for something this sort of size, you’re looking at £25+
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Space Sweatshirt with Contrasting Accents by Pickles & JJ
I couldn’t leave little Greggles out of the wardrobe updates, so we picked something he’d like too. He’s 3, so I didn’t prob too thoroughly into his preferences, I knew he wanted long sleeves, and he knew he liked space, which is how this sweater was decided on.
He loves his sweatshirt and it also fits perfectly. We didn’t bother with any extra measurements, Greg’s a pretty standard size.
Greg’s space top is really cool, we love the navy accents in the collar, cuff, lower hem and back of the top – it really makes the space print stand out.
The colours have a deliberately retro feel to them and Greg loves the patterns too.
Again, the quality is great, the clothes go through the wash well, the colours don’t fade or run and the fabric is pretty easy to iron.
Something like this would be around £15, but smaller sizes are cheaper and other fabrics may be a slightly different price.
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*I paid for these items myself, but in the interest of disclosure, I personally know the business owner but I was under no obligation to write this post. Regular readers of this blog will know I am objective with my reviews and wouldn’t feature anything I didn’t genuinely think was wonderful.