dloretta

My Favorite Things

San Diego, California · 33 Sales

dloretta

My Favorite Things

San Diego, California 33 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Donna Loretta

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Custom made children's clothes, and whatever else strikes my fancy

It was almost 11 years ago that I decided that it might be fun to learn to sew. I had big dreams about all the curtains, pillows, quilts and clothes for myself and my daughter I was going to whip up. I asked for and received my first Singer as a birthday present that year and promptly set about reading books and buying "for dummies" patterns to teach myself to sew. Somehow it never occurred to me to look for a class or tutor to get me going in the basics. My first couple of projects were pretty rough, but I persevered and slowly but surely my skills improved.
Fast forward 8 years and I discovered Etsy. What an amazing place, full of talented people creating beautiful things! I still didn't have the confidence that my sewing was up to snuff though, so I kept sewing, reading and shopping on Etsy.
Finally in 2011 I discovered Oliver & S patterns and their boutique sewer program. I bought a pattern and sewed up a dress for my adorable niece. When it was finished I took a good critical view of it and knew I was ready.
What you will find in my shop are children's clothes that are made with quality fabrics and trims and sewn with a great deal of love, care and attention to detail. Occasionally I also throw in an apron, tote bag or purse just to keep things interesting. I take pride in my sewing and constantly strive to improve my skills and challenge myself. I would never list something for sale in my shop that I wouldn't proudly wear or give as a gift to someone I loved.

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  • Donna Loretta

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Sewist, Shipper, Photographer

    I love sewing, crafting, embroidery, baking and I'm a former librarian. I live in Phoenix Arizona with my wonderful husband and our amazing daughter. My work is inspired by vintage children's clothing and Mexican folk art, odd combination I know!

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Last updated on August 21, 2012
Welcome to my little corner of the Etsy world. I’m a self-taught sewist who has been at it for about 10 years. Now that my daughter is older I’m able to do it more, in fact I couldn’t squeeze one more apron in the drawer if I tried. I want everyone who shops here to be pleased with the product and the service they receive. I would never sell anything that I wouldn’t want to buy myself. That being said I also feel that part of the beauty of a handmade object is that it is NOT perfect. I hope you enjoy what you see!

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Payment
Please pay with PayPal within 24 hours of purchase. Thank you!
Shipping
All readymade items are shipped within two business days of payment. All sewn-to-order garments will ship within 5 to 7 days if the fabric is available locally. Many of my samples are made from fabric purchased through Etsy sellers in other countries, which can add up to three weeks to the turn around time. If you need your order sooner, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
Shipping is via USPS First Class mail, which does not include tracking. If you need it faster, or need to add tracking let me know and I will recalculate the price. I have included shipping prices for the US and Australia in all listings, but I will gladly ship anywhere, please just convo with me and I will calculate the price to your location.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to be as accurate as possible with descriptions and photos, but if you are unhappy with your items, please let me know!
I will work out refunds for items returned like new within 2 weeks of receipt. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items come from my smoke-free home. We are a dog-friendly household, and although I don't let the dogs roll around in my fabric there may be a stray hair or two.
About sizing: Oliver + S sizing is as follows

SIZE CHEST WAIST HIP HEIGHT WEIGHT
0-3 M 17" 17 1/2" 17 1/2" 17-23" 7-12 LBS
3-6 M 18" 18 1/2" 18 1/2" 23-27" 12-17 LBS
6-12 M 19" 19 1/2" 19 1/2" 27-29" 17-22 LBS
12-18 M 19 3/4" 20 1/2" 20 1/2" 29-31" 22-27 LBS
18-24 M 20 1/2" 21" 21" 31-33" 27-30 LBS
2T 21" 21" 22" 33-36" 30-33 LBS
3T 21 1/2" 21" 23" 36-39" 33-36 LBS
4 22 1/2" 21 1/2" 24" 39-42" 36-40 LBS
5 23 1/2" 22" 25 1/2" 42-45" 40-46 LBS
6 24 1/2" 22 1/2" 26 1/2" 45-49" 45-55 LBS
7 25 1/2" 23" 27 1/2" 49-52" 56-64 LBS
8 26 1/2" 23 1/2" 28 1/2" 52-54" 65-72 LBS
10 28" 24" 30" 54-56 73-77 LBS
12 29" 25" 31 1/2" 56-58 78-82 LBS

Please read sizing information carefully and let me know if you have any questions about size at the time of purchase.
Care instructions: Materials are pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. Unless otherwise noted, machine-wash warm, tumble dry low, warm iron if needed.
I do not own a serger, so seams are either finished by sewing the seam allowances, triming with pinking shears or some other means. In my experience kids outgrow the clothes I make long before they wear out!