BonBonOriginals

Dressing children like children

Ohio, United States · 255 Sales

BonBonOriginals

Dressing children like children

Ohio, United States 255 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(134)

Announcement   "Work is love made visible"
Kahlil Gibran
I love creating my little outfits and hope your little one can feel thelove with which they were made.


Tired of "made in China" shoddy? You will find that most hand sewn clothes run larger than bought, but truth be told, it is the store-bought-manufactured-overseas that run small! Insist on quality...it is cheaper in the long run. In these hard times I do my best to give you value for your money. Clothes that grow with your child and span the seasons are your best value, and if they are constructed well enough to pass from child to child then you are dressing a second child for free. The little dresses that I made my oldest daughter were passed down to her sister, then on to my cousin's three daughters and often had enough wear left for another child. Sturdy seams, quality fabric and secure buttons are things you can't count on with store bought clothes, no matter how expensive.

I have been sewing almost all of my life and take great pride in the careful construction of everything that I make. Designing is my first love and I get bored doing the same thing over and over, so I usually think up new things faster than I can sew them. Because I am using some of the wonderful fabric, lace and trims from my mother's amazing stash, a lot of what i do will be one of a kind.

I aim for eco friendly. Many of my dresses are partly or completely from vintage fabric and scraps (such as the patchwork dresses). I do NOT use old printed sheets and such...you are always getting the quality you expect from me.

With so many of us sewing on ETSY, there are only so many patterns and fabrics out there, so I work hard to bring you something as unique as it is well made. I don't take shortcuts...couture sewing techniques (sturdier than just serging) ensure that garments are made to last through countless washings and whatever your active child dishes out and still look great when passed down to the next child. My Mother used to say, "Sew once, iron twice,", and in truth that makes a professional looking garment...seams flat, gathers even...it makes a difference! I work hard on details that make my things stand out. Is it more work to add lace, ribbon and decorative buttons? Does it cut (sometimes deeply) into my profit margin? You bet it does! Is it worth it? I think so, but my wonderful customers are the real judge of that, and they come back, so I am going to keep doing what I am doing. I hope that I never get so busy that I cannot listen to your ideas and make special custom clothes for your special child.

I have two thoughts on children's clothes. The first thing is from a long-ago class in child growth and development...that babies form self images very early on based on how people react to them. A beautifully dressed infant gets the coos that are the start of feeling really good about how the world sees him, while the little one in just a diaper and stained shirt may not know what, "Poor little thing" means, he gets the idea.
The second thought is that you should dress your child on the first day of school like you dress yourself for a job interview. You only get one chance to make a wonderful first impression, and special clothes tell the teacher that this is a special, cherished child.

I stand behind everything that I make for you. If you are dissatisfied, I will fix it! Keeping good customers happy is my goal. I welcome international orders...just let me know and I will get a price on shipping.

A note to the folks who copy my designs and wording...I am flattered...guess it means that I have arrived! Besides, I don't have a copyright on my Perfect peasant blouse or button on reversible apron, and I am happy to share .

I am so blessed to have the customers that I do...not a disgruntled one in the bunch! Lovely people, easy to work with and easy to please...I am so grateful to you for helping to grow my little business. And you say the nicest things about my work....
"I can't believe my luck! I feel like I found a lost treasure or something!"
"I was absolutely stunned at the professional quality of this beautiful dress"
"Exceeded all my expectations"
"I doubt my daughter will want to take this one off"
"Just lovely. Lovely convos and customer service, lovely fabrics, lovely attention to detail, lovely design."

Thank you all! I love my customers and will do what it takes to keep you happy!

Announcement

"Work is love made visible"
Kahlil Gibran
I love creating my little outfits and hope your little one can feel thelove with which they were made.


Tired of "made in China" shoddy? You will find that most hand sewn clothes run larger than bought, but truth be told, it is the store-bought-manufactured-overseas that run small! Insist on quality...it is cheaper in the long run. In these hard times I do my best to give you value for your money. Clothes that grow with your child and span the seasons are your best value, and if they are constructed well enough to pass from child to child then you are dressing a second child for free. The little dresses that I made my oldest daughter were passed down to her sister, then on to my cousin's three daughters and often had enough wear left for another child. Sturdy seams, quality fabric and secure buttons are things you can't count on with store bought clothes, no matter how expensive.

I have been sewing almost all of my life and take great pride in the careful construction of everything that I make. Designing is my first love and I get bored doing the same thing over and over, so I usually think up new things faster than I can sew them. Because I am using some of the wonderful fabric, lace and trims from my mother's amazing stash, a lot of what i do will be one of a kind.

I aim for eco friendly. Many of my dresses are partly or completely from vintage fabric and scraps (such as the patchwork dresses). I do NOT use old printed sheets and such...you are always getting the quality you expect from me.

With so many of us sewing on ETSY, there are only so many patterns and fabrics out there, so I work hard to bring you something as unique as it is well made. I don't take shortcuts...couture sewing techniques (sturdier than just serging) ensure that garments are made to last through countless washings and whatever your active child dishes out and still look great when passed down to the next child. My Mother used to say, "Sew once, iron twice,", and in truth that makes a professional looking garment...seams flat, gathers even...it makes a difference! I work hard on details that make my things stand out. Is it more work to add lace, ribbon and decorative buttons? Does it cut (sometimes deeply) into my profit margin? You bet it does! Is it worth it? I think so, but my wonderful customers are the real judge of that, and they come back, so I am going to keep doing what I am doing. I hope that I never get so busy that I cannot listen to your ideas and make special custom clothes for your special child.

I have two thoughts on children's clothes. The first thing is from a long-ago class in child growth and development...that babies form self images very early on based on how people react to them. A beautifully dressed infant gets the coos that are the start of feeling really good about how the world sees him, while the little one in just a diaper and stained shirt may not know what, "Poor little thing" means, he gets the idea.
The second thought is that you should dress your child on the first day of school like you dress yourself for a job interview. You only get one chance to make a wonderful first impression, and special clothes tell the teacher that this is a special, cherished child.

I stand behind everything that I make for you. If you are dissatisfied, I will fix it! Keeping good customers happy is my goal. I welcome international orders...just let me know and I will get a price on shipping.

A note to the folks who copy my designs and wording...I am flattered...guess it means that I have arrived! Besides, I don't have a copyright on my Perfect peasant blouse or button on reversible apron, and I am happy to share .

I am so blessed to have the customers that I do...not a disgruntled one in the bunch! Lovely people, easy to work with and easy to please...I am so grateful to you for helping to grow my little business. And you say the nicest things about my work....
"I can't believe my luck! I feel like I found a lost treasure or something!"
"I was absolutely stunned at the professional quality of this beautiful dress"
"Exceeded all my expectations"
"I doubt my daughter will want to take this one off"
"Just lovely. Lovely convos and customer service, lovely fabrics, lovely attention to detail, lovely design."

Thank you all! I love my customers and will do what it takes to keep you happy!

Bonnie Pelikan

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Bonnie Pelikan

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5 out of 5 stars
(134)
peneboe1

peneboe1 on Sep 30, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, very fast shipping.

chelsalsa

chelsalsa on Mar 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fast delivery, cute as can be! Can't wait to get this on my little birthday girl.

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It has been my policy to turn around custom orders as quickly as possible...usually in just several days. I have wonderful customers and feel that each order is a blessing indeed! However, a tiny, tiny minority does not return to me the same level of thoughtfulness, so I guess I need to spell out a few things. The most important one is communication. When I convo you with a question about a measurement or detail on your garment, please, please get back to me as soon as you can. I try to keep you updated on when I am actually sewing your order, so do check in to see if I have questions. If you take days or weeks to answer, I have put your order on the back burner and am working on someone else's. I will finish that order before starting on yours again. I will drop everything to get that special dress done by the time you need it, which often is last minute, so please help me on this one!

The other thing is payment. Your special orders often require me to buy special fabric, which I happily do, so it is a huge help to me if you pay as soon as I have listed your order. I have limited space here, so the sooner I am paid, the sooner I can get your order on its way and out of my way.

My goal is to make you happy. I guarantee everything that comes out of my shop. If it can be fixed, I will fix it. If it can't, I will exchange it or give you a store credit. I believe that keeping one old customer happy is always better than looking for one new one!