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…
- Born on March 30
- Joined November 26, 2007