Classic designs for Girls and their 18 inch Dolls

Ingersoll, Ontario · 5 Sales


Classic designs for Girls and their 18 inch Dolls

Ingersoll, Ontario 5 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Sharica Rodgers

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How it all began...

The beginning of Boutique Bamburoo began a long time ago when a little three year old girl closed her eyes, folded her hands and prayed, "God, I love pretty dresses". Since then this little girl grew up and while life soon imposed more serious concerns, that little phrase always continued to be a thread in the tapestry of her journey.

It wasn't long before I learned (you likely guessed, I was that little girl) that it was much more fun to make something for myself than it was to just buy it! When I was a teenager, my mom helped me to make a skirt, and then it didn't stop after than. Soon their were skirts, shirts, doll clothes, stuffed bunnies and some hats. They didn't all turn out great, but it sure was fun dreaming up the design and making them!

When our children were born, I had a new avenue for my creative itch, making children's clothes! What fun that was! I leaned about great pattern companies like Ottobre Design from Finland and was soon cranking out unique outfits for them all. I knew it was pretty bad when my four year old boy asked mommy to make him a "green monkey shirt" the morning that he wanted to wear it!

Last Christmas (2014) my daughter received a Maplelea 18 inch doll. I was thrilled to find a Canadian company that celebrated our diverse culture and heritage with these lovely dolls. Well, I don't know who had more fun, she or me designing new outfits and sewing them up (she is a budding designer too)! Not long after, I discovered Liberty Jane studios and Pixie Faire, a great source for patterns and courses specific to dolls.

The final conception for Boutique Bamburoo came when we invited a few of her little friends over with their dolls for a sewing mini sew-along workshop. It was a lot of fun and really fantastic for me to see their eyes light up when the girls discovered the joy of making something with their own hands. Because I'm always sewing, my daughter has learned to sew quite early, with her Hello Kitty Janome machine parked next to mine

Much inspired, I decided to make very detailed, teaching patterns (Nokedli Design) designed for a young sewist learning to sew alongside an adult. I also wanted to mimic the feel of a traditional dressmaker's shop that catered specifically to young girls and their 18 inch dolls. There is so much wrong about the messages that the fashion world is sending our young girls. I wanted to create clothing that makes young girls feel special, unique, and dignified, something we all are because we are Gods' creation.

From these musings, two entities were born. First, came this dressmaker's shop where garments are hand-made, one at a time from patterns made by myself under the name of Nokedli Design. The other concept is that of the patterns themselves which are very step-by-step illustrated guides to making the garment that even a child could follow and understand. Visit the home of Nokedli Design at for more sewing tips and free tutorials. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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  • Sharica Rodgers

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    "Clothes are like an oyster shell; the pearl inside is the real treasure. What I wear should only reflect the beautiful and precious person that God made me. Unique taste and personality can be expressed along with the dignity of our origin.". S R

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 June, 2016
Each garment has been lovingly constructed, one by one, in my own sewing studio at home. I love making beautiful garments and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy them as much as I did creating them! Young girls sometimes grow up all too quickly in our world. I love designing clothes for girls that are both modern and practical but which reflect a slight nostalgia of the old classics so representative of childhood days in our minds. Boutique Bamburoo is in no way affiliated with American Girl®, Maplelea® or any other doll, nor is this an endorsement or those brands.

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I am almost certain you will be thrilled with your Boutique Bamburoo creation, but if for whatever reason the items do not suit, Bamburoo will refund your money (shipping exempt) on return of the article be it in perfect condition within 14 days of time of purchase.
Once payment is received, item will be shipped within 1 to 2 weeks for custom orders. Ready-to-Wear items will ship in 1 to 2 business days. Shipping times are subject to Canada Post. International shipping may be subject to customs charges.
I am happy to ship internationally. International Shipping cost specific to Canada Post postal rates. International shipping may be subject to customs and taxes out of my control. I can not guarantee delivery times on international shipping. I will not mark package as "a gift".