A delicate floral, vintage inspired play suit. Meet 'Eloise', a play suit that has all the elegant features that you'd expect from a Rowantree piece of children's clothing.
Here I am sitting here at my table in my studio, I'm looking around admiring my collection of statues and pictures, all the quirky bits and pieces hanging on the walls and perched on shelves, the neatly folded stacks of fabrics and trims, a rack of my beautiful Rowantree pieces and of course my two mannequins, all dressed up with no where to go.
Hello! It's feels good to be back, and lovely to be chatting to you from my table, over looking the rooftops and trees of my street. My suitcases are unzipped and exploding all over my bedroom floor, I'm not to fussed to unpack in the proper sense yet, I prefer to just dig around and pulls things out when I want them, unpacking is one of those jobs I like to put off. Do you do this?
I have much preferred hanging out with Rowan, he is saying a new word YEAH! He YEAH'S to everything. He is kind off putting up with all my nanna kisses and cuddles, I know it's a boy thing!
Last night I finished this beautiful play suit, I bought this fabric in Japan last year, it's a cotton seersucker. The mauve and blue floral sits crisply on the navy background. I have made the legs longer and added a navy blue cross grain ribbon to tie loosely below the waist. I always love to add a touch of nostalgia to all my pieces, whether they are vintage inspired or have a retro flavour. Over the next week I will be putting together the bones of my Rowantree Designs summer collection, I have some gorgeous floral fabrics and for the boys, yes it's nautical, shirts, rompers and my famous Clayton shorts in denim.
I'm going to be laid up for the next couple of days in a hospital bed, so no Rowantree work there, instead I am looking forward to your blogs keeping me company. See you soon!