From Little Lord Fauntleroy frills to funky flares, even the youngest child can be dedicated follower of fashion with our A to Z guide.
ONCE UPON A TIME, children’s clothes were made with wide seams and carefully positioned darts, so that nimble-fingered sewers could ensure extended wear in years to come, with a nifty stitch here and a deft tuck there. Thrift is back in vogue, so it’s cool to make do and mend all over again. According to John Lewis, sales of sewing machines are up by 46 per cent since last year; and there are lots of helpful books that are packed with tips galore on reinforcing and lengthening children’s clothes.
Vintage fabric Patchwork tea dress by Nixie Clothing (ages 2-8)