Caring for handmade with love and care will keep them in top condition. We take no responsibility for garments who have not been treated as per our care instructions.
All our garments are hand cut & made. They require special care when washing, drying and ironing. ALSO SEE CARE INSTRUCTIONS ON GARMENTS
It is best to
- Wash in cool water using mild detergent (without brighteners) Dilute detergent before garment is placed into water.
- Handwash or place in a laundry bag to protect garment in washing machine (wash on a gentle cycle with like colours)
- Best to hang indoors to dry (maintains colour) - this is very important for organic and linen garments
- Do not tumble dry, unless garment label instructs.
- Most of our garments can tolerate a cool to warm iron. Test the temperature of your iron before ironing. Avoid elastics, snaps, buttons and other details, including labels
- Buttons, snaps and zippers
DO NOT SOAK WOODEN BUTTONS. Limit the amount of time the wooden buttons are in water. Colour will leach from buttons if left soaking wet.
Avoid placing too much pressure on zippers. Best to close zippers before ironing so to not melt
DO NOT iron snaps, they will melt. Do not rip at snaps. Place pressure behind each side to open.
- Woollen & Tencel garments
Special attention should be paid to tencel & woollen items.
Tencel garments MUST be washed in COLD water or they will shrink.
Woollen garments should be washed in warm water & wool wash. Avoid cold water, machine washing, excessive rubbing & wringing as wool easily shrinks. Lay flat in the shade to dry, slightly reshaping.
PLAY MATS & LEGO or swoop bags
The best way to care for your play mat or LEGO bag is to spot clean as required. If a full wash is required; you can either machine or handwash.
MACHINE- Suggested to wash on its own, on the gentlest, short cycle, with the slowest spin. My machine that is a wool wash.
HANDWASH- your playmat in a bucket. Do not soak or rub too hard. Hand wring. Best to use cool water & mild detergent (without brighteners). Ensure drawstring is fully extended to avoid the rope tangling. Hang half way over the line or flat in the shade to preserve colour & finish.
Caution should be used when placing nylon surfaces on rough surfaces like concrete. Also near heat sources as fabric will melt.
Do not tumble dry or iron play mat.
Garment Sizing & Fit
Our sizing range is 0000-8.
We gladly quote larger or smaller sizes & custom fit garments.
We endeavour for our clothing to be true to size. The best way to ensure fit is to measure your child’s chest measurement (over a singlet at nipple height with shoulders and arms relaxed by the side) then compare to the sizing charts on each garment listing.
If unsure size up or alternatively send us a message. Any postage expenses for returns are at your cost, so please ensure accurate fit.
Custom orders will not be taken without chest, waist, height measurements. It is the customers responsibility to provide accurate measurements. I will then work with you to decide the correct custom size. No returns are offered on custom orders.
Kids grow quickly and I love to think that your kids will get as much wear out of their handmade garment. If you find fitting clothing difficult for your child I love to create custom garments. A good example is my daughter who is 4 1/2 yrs old. I usually make her size 6/7 length (hem, arm length & leg length) and a size 4/5 waist or chest as she is very tall & thin for her age. Most of my patterns have this flexibility. Funnily my son is the opposite, I make him wider sizes and a shorter hem as he is shorter & a solid build.
All women’s garments are made to order & require measurements to quote & create garments. All my patterns are mix & match so you achieve the best fit. Contact me to discuss ladies garments & sizing.