WIN! A Bespoke Girl’s Dress from Ooo Lo La!

Last week I wrote about the awesome day I had in York with Emma and her little girl and what a multi-talented lady she is.

Running a children’s clothing business and being every so slightly obsessed with bright colours and unusual designs, I’m totally impressed with Emma’s dress-making skills – the versatile peasant dress is pretty enough for girls who like to dress up and at the same time allows girls to run and tumble, climb trees and be free-spirits.

Things are really taking off for Emma’s business, Ooo Lo La York. Here is a little about where her inspiration came from:

After doing a dressmaking evening class, I posted a picture on Instagram of a little dress I had made for Lola. I was immediately asked if I was making them to sell and I thought why not?! A couple of months down the line and my dresses have made it as far as Australia!

I charge £20 for the dress-making service and return gift-wrapping and postage – customers can choose a fabric of their choice, send it to me and the finished item is posted back. This has worked better than I first imagined as we all have such different tastes in fabrics and I have made dresses from fabrics that I wouldn’t have chosen but they look absolutely fabulous! I’ve been quite jealous as I parcel them up!!

I have more designs, bigger sizes & boys clothes planned for the future but at the moment the Peasant Dress is available from sizes Age 1- Age 8. I’ve bought fabric from various sources but recently have bought all of mine from Patchwork Elephant. They have a beautiful range of designer fabrics and also a good collection of fabrics at £5 a metre, which makes having a bespoke dress very affordable (typically a dress for a 1-5 year old requires 1 metre of fabric).

WIN! Emma and I have very similar taste in kids fashion and she’s kindly agreed to let my fledgling blog Boo and Maddie offer one LUCKY reader a beautiful handmade Peasant Dress in THIS amazing vintage-style scooter fabric, in a size between 1 and 5 years!

The competition is open to UK participants only and will close at 10pm on Wednesday 30th July when a winner will be picked. Simply complete the rafflecopter below.

As a very special extra, if you would like to choose your own materials and have Emma make you a dress, her source of ace fabrics are offering a huge 20% off – simply visit Patchwork Elephant and quote OOOLOLA20 for your 20% fabric discount! Good Luck.

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  1. July 15, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I love anything retro on a dress – cars, scooters, campers etc. they also have to be brightly coloured!

  2. July 15, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I didn’t have a favourite print on a dress until I saw that Little Red Riding Hood print it’s ammmmaaazing!

  3. Beth
    July 17, 2014 / 10:44 am

    I love anything with bows, hearts or butterflies!

  4. Lynsey Buchanan
    July 20, 2014 / 2:39 am

    Butterfly print

  5. Laura
    July 20, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    Love all retro prints like this!!!

  6. Prerna Gupta
    July 21, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    I love the scooters!

  7. Tanya Camilleri
    July 21, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I love butterfly prints 🙂

  8. SarahD
    July 22, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    I love all of Enma’s work including her cake decorating skills!

  9. July 25, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    I love animal ones best but the scooters are very cute! x

  10. Val Pownall
    July 25, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    So many nice ones for little girls. Animals, flowers, butterfles, fruit. Love anything unusual.

  11. sharon smith
    July 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

    i love the butterfly print

  12. Philippa
    July 29, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I love these cute dresses. The scooters are fab!

  13. Natalie Crossan
    July 30, 2014 / 12:26 am

    the scooters 🙂

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