GOODEKIA on Mar 21, 2017
I'm so pleased with this skirt! The attention to detail is just stunning. It is clear this skirt was a labor of love. I also loved wearing it. Thanks bunches!
M E on Mar 11, 2017
A wearable rainbow! The color gradations in this scarf are amazing, and I'll love wearing it both in cold weather and warm. Diolch yn fawr iawn iawn, Milli! <3
rayburnsmom on Mar 1, 2017
Warm and cozy! Many people wanted to touch the soft fabric and loved this skirt. It is just a perfect garment. Thank you for making clothes so wonderfully.
For the Love of Color, Fabric and Carefree Elegance.
Thanks for visiting my shop!
Barefoot Modiste is a one woman party. My name is Milli. I am an African-born Canadian woman. A Gemini. A self-taught seamstress and growing artist.
When I was about 8 years old, I received my first sewing machine as a birthday present from my Momma. It was a cute, tiny white and red thing with a strawberry foot pedal. I loved it, used it a ton and eventually broke it, lol. My grandma is a seamstress, so there was always her vintage treadle sewing machine to play with after that. I guess it all started there. I have grown and continue to mature on a creative journey that brings me much joy.
Sewing is addictive. Or shall I say fabric is addictive.
I love fabric – different textures and colors - vintage ones, funky ones, I-don't-know-what-I-will-make-with-this-but-I-gotta-have-it ones, 1960s-70s-80s-90s ones...
My interests in style range from bohemian to carefree African elegance to Victorian romantic. I aim to create gorgeous garments that flatter a woman’s figure. Garments that are vibrant, feminine, comfortable and timeless. All that matters is that you feel beautiful and comfortable in whatever it is you choose to wear.
Another part of the Barefoot Modiste design process involves reclaiming random items, crafts and inspiring textiles I find along my merry thrift-shopping way. There are so many little treasures out there waiting to be discovered and reused. You can expect to see fun, vintage, funky (and always chic) reclaimed fabrics in my shop.
Sincere Thank Yous to all my lovely customers for shopping handmade and for listening to my fabric musings!
~milli / barefoot modiste
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Owner, Designer, Seamstress, Photographer, Shipper
Unique Canadian Handmade Clothing & Accessories by Barefoot Modiste. I make carefree bohemian, African, patchwork clothing: long tiered skirts, unique colorful dresses, large cross-body bags, one of a kind collars, colorful tops and more. Enjoy!
--<<o>>-- Canadian Handmade. Classy. One of a kind Couture.
--<<o>>-- Bohemian, African, Vintage Inspirations.
--<<o>>-- Items constructed from new, and sometimes reclaimed, vintage textiles.
A few things you might like to know:
Before sewing commences, all fabrics are pre-washed with Ecos natural detergent. All sewing is done in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.
Here are some of the fabrics you may find in any given one of my creations – cotton, cotton blends, linen, hemp, batiks, corduroy, denim, jersey knits, rayon, wool, wool blends, lace, trims, doilies and more.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All packages are shipped via Canada Post Regular or Expedited Parcel Air Mail service.
If the actual shipping costs are less than what you were charged, you will be refunded any balance of $2 and over via Paypal.
Shipping via CanadaPost is not very cheap, so I will combine shipping for multiple items whenever possible.
Buyers outside Canada - Please note that Barefoot Modiste is not responsible for any custom fees you may be charged for your ordered items. Please check with the Customs Agency in your country of residence if this is a concern for you. Thanks.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am very happy to answer your questions and address your concerns about sizing, colors etc. before any purchase.
If you have a concern after receiving your order, please contact me (within 2 days of receiving the item) so I can do my best to address your concerns.
If a return is decided on, the item must be in the condition in which it was shipped (unworn & unwashed) before any returns/refunds can be considered.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care instructions for each item are added to all listings.
--<<o>>-- Custom Orders:
I am not taking on custom work. Thank you. :)