As much as I look at clothes, I love when I find something truly unique. More specifically, I get all kinds of excited about kids clothes that walk the fine line of being different yet still are completely wearable and cute. Pipsqueak Couture is just that kind of clothing. The collection
About Pipsqueak Couture, from Shannon the Designer
I have had a local boutique in Colorado Springs for 11 years where I sell a lot of my designs as well as children’s and women’s clothing. I have this beautiful crest on my door my brother designed for me, that I wanted to make as a logo signature onesie for my shop…so I designed my Couture Angel Pipsies, a ruffle bottom onesie with my Couture Angel crest on it…they sold so quickly my designs soon blossomed into much more, little dresses, garden party ruffle pants and various cotton screenprinted dress all hand dyed in a rainbow of colors and patterns. I like to design comfortable, modern, girlie clothing that still has a vintage feel to it. Most of my screenprints have images of crowns, birds, chandeliers and the like that are all reminiscent of the past, but then they are printed onto these modern little dresses.
A Lovely Dress
The Lovely Twirl Dress features the lovely crest – a distinct symbol of Pipsqueak Couture creations – and is embellished with crystals. There are tiny pink ballerinas screen printed along the bottom ruffle. The dress is totally comfortable and easy to wear so your little girl will have no idea how adorable she really looks. The dress doesn’t have fussy or uncomfortable seams or pleats – rather, it’s a simple sheath dress made of soft cotton. The poof sleeves and frilly twirl around the bottom add girlie touches with out compromising comfort.
I am so impressed with the detail and creativity in the dress (and the entire collection, for that matter). My daughter really has nothing in her closet anything like this. I love the gold screen printed crown and the pink ballerinas around the bottom are so sweet. There are even crystals throughout the crest and bodice for a little extra bling.
My daughter is wearing a size 2 and it’s big on her. I think the dress will look more dressy when it fits her a bit better. She’ll definitely wear it through the fall and it will look super cute with pink tights or leggings underneath.
One of a Kind Dresses
Here are some more dresses from the Pipsqueak Couture collection. In addition to screen printing designs, Shannon also dyes cotton fabrics to truly create special dresses. I really love the diversity in the collection – from the screen printed designs like the Framed Bird Damask dress to the beautiful combination of fabrics of the Farmhouse Aspen in Wonderland dress.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… If you like your little one to stand out from a crowd in a special one of a kind dress, Pipsqueak Couture offers a beautiful collection of show-stopping dresses. The Lovely Damask Twirl Dress is, well, lovely – with details and frill to spare.
Or Not to Buy… Because of the hand-created nature of the dress and the crystals, washing by hand is recommended. I admit to machine washing the dress before I read the label carefully (and it did fine), but I pretty much hate hand washing clothes.
Shop! The Lovely Damask Twirl Dress can be created in Orchid and Deep Plum or the Cotton Candy Pink and Gold featured here for $50. Make sure you check out the adorable and perfect for summer Pipsies and other One of a Kind designs. The summer and back to school collection are available in sizes 3 months to 8. Get the inside scoop on Pipsqueak Couture at the Pipsqueak Couture blog.
Win! A $50 Gift Certificate to Pipsqueak Couture!
How to Enter: Visit Pipsqueak Couture and leave a comment here with your favorite thing in the shop.
Bonus Entries – valid only after completing the first required entry. Please leave a separate comment for each you do.
- “Like” Pipsqueak Couture on Facebook
- Share this post on your Facebook. Just click the blue Share button below.
- Follow The Shopping Mama on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. You may do this every day, just leave the link when you do.
Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Pipsqueak Couture – comfortable, modern and girlie clothing @TheShoppingMama http://bit.ly/b77EEv
- Fan The Shopping Mama on Facebook
- Be a Shopping Buddy, aka, follow in Google Friends Connect
- Subscribe to The Shopping Mama in email or RSS
Disclosure: Giveaway ends July 16. Open to US mailing addresses. Thanks to Pipsqueak Couture for providing a sample product for the purpose of this review and the giveaway prize. Opinions here are my own.