Today I’m going to start a series that spotlights a different vendor on Etsy that produces some quality handmade baby clothes. If you haven’t heard of Etsy, then you need to check it out. Self-described, Etsy’s mission is: “to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Pretty great!
The first feature is Heidi & Finn Studio: Modern Wears for Kids. Their clothes are for both girls and boys (yes!), and their style is modern but timeless (somehow that’s not an oxymoron). I guess what I mean by that is their clothes are simple, but that doesn’t mean they lack detail. It appears that the Heidi & Finn creators are restrained in their use of frills and extras that can sometimes be overboard on baby clothes. The pintuck sweater tunic is a great example of their slight amount of detail to make elegant, but not flashy, children’s clothing.
Some clothes are ready to purchase, but many are one of a kind or special order. Check out this limited edition bubble dress:
The bubble dress is limited edition due to the small amount of this particular fabric that they have. Perhaps they would make this same dress in another fabric? Just ask them — (click “request custom item” on thier Etsy page) — that’s one of the many wonderful things about the handmade world — the distance between the consumer and the producer is, well, none. Yay for custom, yay for handmade!
Now, Heidi & Finn’s Pearl Necklace Pinafore: so perfect for little girls that want to be girly, or moms who want to dress their little “babydolls.”
Do I have “gray-dar” or something?
They actually have a number of pinafores for sale, which I think is wonderfully practical for little girls who get into everything. All of their clothes are handmade, but professionally finished.
Heidi and Finn also sell patterns! If you’ve read other posts of mine, you know that I wish more handmade creators would sell their patterns. The urban unisex hoodie pattern is so versatile for boys and girls:
Not every outfit they sell on their site has a pattern, but there are a good selection to choose from – for boys and girls. So, thank you Heidi and Finn for letting both people with and without sewing skills have stylish clothes for their kids!