Announcement The River Romper now has expanded sizing from 3 months to 5 years, and includes an optional snap crotch closure for infant sizes, making nappy changes a breeze. Updated pattern is listed below :)
The River Romper now has expanded sizing from 3 months to 5 years, and includes an optional snap crotch closure for infant sizes, making nappy changes a breeze. Updated pattern is listed below :)
vicky on 15 Sep, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful pattern. Easy to follow , and I especially loved the option to only print out the size I wanted with layered printing. 😍
Ken on 29 Nov, 20205 out of 5 stars
My daughter asked me to make this for my granddaughter. The pattern is easy to follow and the end product feels very high quality.
Janelle on 18 Jul, 20205 out of 5 stars
Great pattern. I love it
Fonda on 30 May, 20205 out of 5 stars
Adorable pattern, looks great on my baby boy!
Emerance on 20 Jan, 20205 out of 5 stars
A great little pattern for a girls pinafore dress. I print and cut the pattern at home and kept the instruction PDF open on my tablet to save paper. The pattern instructions were easy to follow.
Kristy on 05 Aug, 20195 out of 5 stars
Oh my goodness, these overalls & blouse - hands down the most adorable outfit my girl has ever worn! Very happy with the quality & quick delivery.
Kristy on 05 Aug, 20195 out of 5 stars
My boy looked adorable in these overalls! I couldn’t be happier with the quality & style of this outfit. Will definitely be purchasing more of these as gifts👍
Kyrie-Beth on 27 Jul, 20195 out of 5 stars
This little romper is stunning! The colours blend together wonderfully! And out little one looks adorable in it! Highly recommend!
Marita on 30 Jul, 20215 out of 5 stars
Alles okay. Sehr gutes Schnittmuster.
Slow fashion for little people. Inspired by nature. Kind to nature.
Wattle Kids represents quality clothing for the little people in your life, made from recycled fabrics and natural fibres. It is clothing that is gentle on the earth, meant for play and getting dirty. Designed and handmade by me, from start to finish, in my little home in the foothills of Adelaide, where I live with my family.
Wattle Kids provides an alternative to fast fashion for young children. I hand craft each item, choosing natural and rescued materials that would otherwise go to landfill. The colours and designs are inspired by the natural landscapes of Australia, with a nod to the rich and diverse history of fibre arts. The fit is comfortable and easy with room for little bodies to move and grow. Each garment is one of a kind and beautiful in every way.
WHY RECYCLED FABRICS?
Beautiful children’s clothing should not cost our earth and that is why I choose to incorporate recycled materials as much as possible. Fast fashion is one of the top polluting industries and the waste that our clothing choices produce is extraordinary. I believe that change needs to happen at every level, including small business. By incorporating salvaged materials into Wattle Kids designs, I am saving fabrics that may otherwise end up in landfill.
WHY NATURAL FIBRES?
Synthetic fibres trap heat and moisture, risking both overheating and chills. Natural fibres on the other hand are breathable and maintain even temperatures, essential for the comfort of little ones. Natural untreated fibres also tend to be less irritating, and do not contain toxins and chemicals that are easily absorbed by sensitive young skin.
Flax linen forms the base fabric for each piece of Wattle Kids clothing. I choose linen for its beauty, timelessness, quality and sustainability. Much like wool, it keeps kids cool in summer and warm in winter. Linen requires little water to produce, is a renewable resource and is entirely biodegradable. The linen I use is ethically milled, sourced by The Fabric Store NZ. It is the perfect choice when looking for products that are earth-friendly and produced by well-treated workers.
I carefully and intentionally hand craft each item of Wattle Kids clothing. This means my love and soul goes into each unique piece, giving it greater beauty and value. When you choose Wattle Kids, you are supporting a movement back to traditional skills and crafts, but most importantly, you are supporting my passion, my family and the earth.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Owner, Designer, Maker
Mother and maker. Finding ways to live a slow and simple life, to honour this season of motherhood. Forever in love with the natural world and all that it inspires.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
I don't accept returns
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
Each Wattle Kids item is made to order and has a number of customisable choices including base fabric colour, patchwork colourways and sizing. Wattle Kids does not offer customisation beyond these options at this stage.
Sizing is based on standard international measurements. You can find all the sizing information you need on each listing.
Kids come in all shapes and sizes and wow do they grow fast! This is why I have included features to offer greater sizing flexibility and room to grow. Stretchy elastic waistbands, extra long straps that can be made shorter, roomy bottoms to accommodate all kinds of nappies, everything kids need to get the most wear from their clothing.
Measurements are a rough guide only. Get in touch if you have any questions at all.
I recommend washing your Wattle Kids garment on a short machine cycle with cold or lukewarm water using gentle earth-friendly laundry detergent. It is best to avoid detergents containing bleach or fabric softeners as these can damage the natural fibres and dramatically alter the colours. Never dry clean.
Line dry out of direct sunlight. If you are concerned about peg marks or lines left by the clothesline you can lay flat on a towel to dry.
Personally, I think the natural soft wrinkles that linen produces are incredibly beautiful, so I recommend only ironing if absolutely necessary. Note that the linen will soften and become more absorbent with each wash. It truly is a beautiful fibre!
Gift wrapping and packaging
All Wattle Kids items are packaged using minimal waste. Wherever possible I use recycled materials sourced from my community. Please note this may include some recycled plastic.
If I am unable to source recycled materials, I use Hero Packaging, satchels made from biodegradable co-polymer and cornstarch. I encourage you to first try re-using your satchel for your own mailing. Otherwise, pop your mailer bag in the compost pile or greens bin so it can break down naturally.
All labelling is made from recycled materials. I handstamp repurposed stationery and magazine pages to make hang tags and fabric samples and offcuts to make sew on labels.
I do not offer gift wrapping at this stage but it is something I hope to offer in the future.
If I live in Adelaide can I choose local pickup?
Yes you absolutely can! Unfortunately Etsy doesn’t offer this as an option on the website so you will need to contact me prior to putting your order through. I will send you a special code for you to enter at checkout so you do not have to pay for shipping.