Thursday, 18 October 2012

REVIEW and COMPETITION: @fibregeek Handmade Clothes

I'm a huge fan of handmade clothes. I'm slowly teaching myself to knit and wish that I was talented enough to make clothes for myself and Xander. I was utterly delighted when Mandy from Fibregeek offered to create some handmade items for my son, Xander and his cousin Ellie (who is 4 weeks older than Xander)

Mandy offered to make Xander a pair of dungerees. I gave her free reign when it came to fabric she used and she selected a fun red dinosaur corduroy (which I loved!) 

They are beautifully lined, with a light blue cotton which is soft on baby's skin and is well coordinated with the red fabric. Mandy selected these fun green buttons to fasten up the dungerees!

Xander wore these dungerees to a family party and everyone commented on how fabulous they were. Many people asked where I got them from and when I announced they were handmade they were all very impressed!! I think you'll agree he looks super cute in them!

Mandy sent a pinafore dress for Ellie. I think you'll agree the fabric used is absolutely gorgeous! Ellie's mum Kirsty loved the traditional design of this dress. Again Mandy lined the dress beautifully and as a result this dress could be worn without a vest in warm weather but would look equally beautiful with a vest and tights. Look how gorgeous Ellie is in her beautiful dress!

Please follow Mandy on twitter (@fibregeek) and check out her price list. I was surprised to discover her handmade items are comparable to high street clothing prices. Here's some prices for items up to the age of 2:

Dungerees £15
Fleece hoodie £12
Fleece onsie £16
Cape £18
Pinafore £12
Tea dress £15
Party frock £18
Trousers £10
Box slipper (fleece) £5
Knitted/crochet slipper £7
Fleece hat +mittens £6
Knit/crochet hat +mittens £8
Crochet frock coat £25
Knit/crochet cardi £12

(Other items can be made on request)

Mandy is incredibly talented and if you have an idea of what you would like she will most likely be able to create something special! Her creations could make a perfect Christmas gift!!

Mandy has kindly made three pairs of fleecy mittens to giveaway to followers of the mycraftymummy blog!! See the T&C's below!!

Fleecy mittens for 0-2 years
Fleecy Mittens for a girl. Age 2-4
Fleecy Mittens. Age 2-4

All you have to do to enter is:
1) Follow this blog (The follow button is on the right hand side of this blog - of you're using a mobile you'll have to have the blog on full website to see the follow button)
2) Leave a comment below stating what size mittens you would like to win.
3) For an extra entry follow @fibregeek on twitter (leave a 2nd comment on here with your twitter account name so we can verify it.)

The competition will be live for one week and will close at midnight on 25th October. No entries will be valid after midnight on October 15th 2012. Only one entry per person. UK entries only. Good luck!

I recieved these items free for the purpose of this blog review. The opinions displayed are mine and my cousins.


  1. Oh wow what beautiful clothes. The mittens would make a super pressie for some of my friend's little girls. Thanks for the chance to win, I'd want the 2-4 yrs size please. Off to follow on Twitter now. @Craftygasheadzo! But you know that! Take care Zo xx

  2. The capes are incredibly special! I have seen her own children in them and only wish mine were small again so I could kit them out head to toe in @fibregeek!

  3. Would love to win the size 0-2 for my new niece.

  4. Would love to win the zebra prints 2-4 so nice to see fun gorgeous boy prints!! Lu x

  5. 0-2 please for my niece/nephew who will be here by December! Loving the pinafore dress xx

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