I’ve always loved peppering my daughters’ wardrobes with just a few special handmade pieces from indie artists, from Courtney Chu to Ses Petites Mains and Baby Bean. Not only do they freshen up an otherwise ordinary wardrobe of leggings, tunics and tees, I find they are constructed amazingly well. When my two girls are done with them, Kristen’s younger daughters get a care package!

Sewn Natural on Cool Mom Picks

I’m so happy to discover Etsy Shop Sewn Natural, which uses classic but contemporary patterns in their handmade girls dresses, brought to life with gorgeous organic fabrics, vintage-inspired prints and textiles from names like Marimekko.

That swingy, loose shape is so, so perfect for spring and summer. I even love the button detailing on the shoulders, which I’ve found we can adjust should we need to make the dress last a wee bit longer.


Girls' floral dress by Sewn Natural on Cool Mom Picks

Handmade dress by Sewn Natural on Cool Mom Picks

Sewn Natural handmade dresses on Cool Mom Picks

A few sizes are always ready to ship, or have one made-to-order at the shop. I you’ve got a kiddo about 12m to about 5T, you are in luck. And if she’s got a sibling or cousin or good friend in Atlanta, well then, she’s in luck too. Kristen and I can attest to that.

Just one thing: Can I beg for a 6? Maybe? I can’t believe my kids are even old enough that I have to ask. –Liz

Find lovely handmade baby and girls’ dresses online at Etsy Shop Sewn Natural. Orders are all made and ship from Ottawa.