This item sold on July 10, 2018.

CUSTOM for Valerie -6 Totoro inspired Dress -Girls Cat Dress- 6th Birthday -handmade play dress -girl floral dress -forest neighbor Totoro

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knit cotton, cotton lycra, organic cotton knit, t shirt material, tee shirt fabric, stretchy knit, euro knit, cotton spandex, cotton jersey, yarn dyed stripes, Japanese fabric


6 US kids' numeric

***** This custom girl's dress is for Valerie -- Please do not buy unless you are her! Thank you! *****

Size 6 Totoro inspired dress, made to order! The stretchy knit cotton top shows the forest spirit himself, Totoro, and his neighbors the cat bus and the soot sprites. This playdress has short sleeves and an easy crossover neck. Finished dress will be different from photo shown, but feature Totoro fabric and coordinating colors and prints. :)

Finished Measurements:
Chest = 23.5" around
Length = 28" shoulder to hem
>>Generously sized with plenty of wiggle room and stretch. :)

Made from soft, stretchy cotton/spandex knit fabric. I love how comfy these clothes are, and how wild and free kids can be in them! Children LOVE the fun prints – makes getting dressed fun! You may find that a Dorybird item is taken up as a favorite to be worn all the time! :)

If you’re looking for comfortable, long-lasting, age-appropriate clothes for your little one, or maybe a birthday gift or to spoil a grandchild – try my unique, super fun clothing! Nothing beats handmade. ;)

Each piece is handmade by me – I’m not a robot, so there may be some human variation in the items. I use a stretch stitch and reinforce seams for durability, so your items should last a long time. Sizing is typically generous!!

Ready to ship items are limited to the fabric I have on hand, but if you need a different size, ask me! I go for variety over quantity of prints, but just might have what you need!

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Thank you so much for supporting a one-person small business. I appreciate each and every order.

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Dorothy Tully

Dorothy Tully

Barrington, Rhode Island

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I ship via USPS in the cheapest way possible. Sometimes Etsy overcharges shipping, and I will refund you any overages over $1.00. Contact me if you'd like shipping insurance or faster upgrades. In most cases, in-stock items will ship the next business day. I am a mommy and sometimes the kids do interfere with my plans!
Each listing will have the measurements of that item. Most items run true-to-size or with a bit of room for growth. Please measure your child to ensure the best fit!
Items sewn in the art room of my smoke-free, cat/dog friendly home. All knit clothes are sewn with a stretch stitch and seams are reinforced for durability. When using woven quilting cotton I secure all the edges. I prewash fabrics in unscented free&clear CD-safe detergent both before sewing AND give each item one gentle wash after construction to remove any fabric marker.

Wash as you would your child's regular laundry. For maximum life of the clothes, I would choose a cold wash and tumble dry on medium or low.

Diapers: follow standard cloth diaper washing instructions; typically spray off solids as soon as you can, then a hot wash on "heavy soil" setting (high agitation), followed by an extra rinse. Then dry on medium or line dry.
Possibly -- contact me! Most of my ready-to-ship items are very limited, but I may have extra fabric on hand to make a certain combo again.

Or, I might have enough of a print you like to use it on a different type of item!
Yes: My suppliers source materials that are free of harmful substances and are themselves compliant.

Each item I sell has the compliant care tag information.

Clothing is made from cotton or cotton/spandex (often organic). Diaper shells are polyester suedecloth and PUL (mostly Eco-PUL), with inserts made of natural fibers: cotton, hemp, and rayon from bamboo. Snaps are KAM snaps (compliant).

And by the way, my mailers are made of 100% recycled plastic, and are reusable (or sometimes I reuse a mailer)! Yay!

I'm basically trying my best as a WAHM to keep everything safe and happy!
I am a maker of baby and kid clothes, cloth diapers, and quilts. I work within that expertise to make the items you see in my shop. I can modify fabric choices and sizes, add pockets, knee patches, colorblocking, and relatively minor things like that.

If you like something that sold, I might be able to recreate it or make a different size.

But, I do NOT do custom orders for items that you don't see offered already. I'm good at making the things I make, and I'm not a magician -- so I can't make you an authentic Civil War costume, or a women's maxi dress, or a leather purse -- items that would be outside the scope of my experience and what my shop is about.

I often add new styles, so check back regularly! Thank you for your understanding.
That is a crossover snap, to easily close your clean diapers neatly for storage! ;) Also works well for rolling them up when out and about -- keeps your wetbag cleaner. ;)


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