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Originally from New Zealand, I now call Perth, Australia home. I am a stay at home mum to my two kids Elyse, 12, and Ollie, 8.

I learnt to sew with my mother, many years ago, but hadn’t done any sewing for years aside from making curtains, blinds and cushion covers, until I had the idea for Knappy Knickers when my daughter was tiny. The Australia/NZ name for diapers is nappies, and these were knickers for wearing over nappies, hence Knappy Knickers.

The inspiration came when I got sick of the sight of an ugly saggy nappy/diaper hanging out from under my daughter’s dresses, and couldn’t find anything other than frilly bloomers to cover the nappy/diaper. I wanted something more funky and streamlined than frills.

So I found some stretchy fabric, tested a few prototypes on my daughter, and finally…

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  • Born on March 30
  • Joined November 26, 2007

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About

Originally from New Zealand, I now call Perth, Australia home. I am a stay at home mum to my two kids Elyse, 12, and Ollie, 8.

I learnt to sew with my mother, many years ago, but hadn’t done any sewing for years aside from making curtains, blinds and cushion covers, until I had the idea for Knappy Knickers when my daughter was tiny. The Australia/NZ name for diapers is nappies, and these were knickers for wearing over nappies, hence Knappy Knickers.

The inspiration came when I got sick of the sight of an ugly saggy nappy/diaper hanging out from under my daughter’s dresses, and couldn’t find anything other than frilly bloomers to cover the nappy/diaper. I wanted something more funky and streamlined than frills.

So I found some stretchy fabric, tested a few prototypes on my daughter, and finally took the plunge to test the market for my Knickers. So I sewed like mad to make enough for my first craft market in Perth, in November 2007. The Knickers were really well received at the market and I sold lots more than I expected so I continued from there, mainly doing markets in and around Perth. I gradually added leggings, dresses and headbands to my products, and these will go on etsy soon.


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