DorybirdDesigns

Dorybird: Handmade Children's Clothes and Cloth Diapers

Barrington, Rhode Island · 28 Sales

DorybirdDesigns

Dorybird: Handmade Children's Clothes and Cloth Diapers

Barrington, Rhode Island 28 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   **Cloth Diaper SUMMER PROMO DEAL on now! I want everyone to try Dorybird cloth diapers. I truly believe in my design: sleeve pocket AIO / AI2 with snap-in trifold bamboo hemp insert – in 4 sizes for a TRIM fit with awesome absorbency!! So I am currently offering my cloth diapers at a promotional price in all sizes! (No coupon code needed; promo price as shown in listings.) Treat yourself this summer and beyond with easy, effective, cute new diapers! Diaper prices will increase after Labor Day. It’s the perfect time to try Dorybird!**

Colorful children's clothes and cloth diapers for your bright little one! All items handmade by me, Dorothy Tully!
Join other Dorybird fans reading my newsletter HERE>>>>> http://eepurl.com/coDL3j

Happy Customer/Past Project Gallery and blog of personal projects: www.Dorybird.blogspot.com

Opened March 3rd, 2017! Thanks for supporting small businesses, and please do tell your friends about DORYBIRD! :)

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 27, 2017

**Cloth Diaper SUMMER PROMO DEAL on now! I want everyone to try Dorybird cloth diapers. I truly believe in my design: sleeve pocket AIO / AI2 with snap-in trifold bamboo hemp insert – in 4 sizes for a TRIM fit with awesome absorbency!! So I am currently offering my cloth diapers at a promotional price in all sizes! (No coupon code needed; promo price as shown in listings.) Treat yourself this summer and beyond with easy, effective, cute new diapers! Diaper prices will increase after Labor Day. It’s the perfect time to try Dorybird!**

Colorful children's clothes and cloth diapers for your bright little one! All items handmade by me, Dorothy Tully!
Join other Dorybird fans reading my newsletter HERE>>>>> http://eepurl.com/coDL3j

Happy Customer/Past Project Gallery and blog of personal projects: www.Dorybird.blogspot.com

Opened March 3rd, 2017! Thanks for supporting small businesses, and please do tell your friends about DORYBIRD! :)

Dorothy Tully

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4)
jcsmiles

jcsmiles on Jul 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Soooooo cute!!! Thank you! He LOVES the rainbow undies!!! Exactly what he wanted. Well-made, adorable, and great communication. Will definitely come to you for more! Thanks!!!

emilyzc

emilyzc on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love both the quality of this shirt and the creative design. The cotton knit material is very high quality, thick, durable and yet soft. The design is so cool. My 7 year old son loves it! He wants matching pants or shorts now. The quality is so much better than anything mass produced. You will not be disappointed!

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Updates

rainbow Rainbows! rainbow New 3T dress ready to ship!! This is the sweetest, most fun twirl dress!
Remember, my Cloth Diaper Summer Promo ends in a couple weeks! After Sept. 4, promo pricing ends. Now is the time to try Dorybird!
I'm planning ALL sorts of rainbow mischief for my next shop offerings! Don't forget, on now is the DORYBIRD CLOTH DIAPER SUMMER PROMO! Try Dorybird cloth at a low intro price!
Cloth Diaper SUMMER PROMO DEAL on now! All cloth diapers are currently set at promotional prices! Prices will increase after Labor Day. Try Dorybird cloth diapers today!
I just added 6 new ready to ship diapers and 2 made-to-order diapers!
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About

Order of my obsessions: cloth diapers, fabric, sewing!

<<< For a gallery of my past creations, please visit http://www.Dorybird.blogspot.com >>>

I'm not one of those people whose grandmother taught her to sew when she was 7. Nope! Drawing has always been my thing, and writing. I still do those to some extent, but really I spend every waking moment wanting to sew!

How did Dorybird Designs start? Back when my first daughter was born, I knew I wanted to cloth diaper. I was happy to purchase mainstream diapers and learn everything there is to know about cloth (seriously, ask me anything)! Once she was out of diapers, I had fun creating intricate hand-painted shirts for her to wear, and ventured to make a few training pants, too.

I hand-painted shirts for awhile for friends, but it was when a couple friends became pregnant (around 2014) that I finally dove into sewing cloth diapers for them! I had SO MUCH FUN seeing the teeny newborn fitteds and crazy prints on pockets that I made with my own two hands, that I began sewing shirts and other clothing for my daughter, too! Commence fabric obsession and a constant desire to improve my sewing skills!! . . . . >>>>

My second daughter is now two and she has worn many Dorybird cloth diaper prototypes as I've tested different styles and inserts to get to what I think is a pretty sweet design! (See my All About the Dorybird Diaper Design listing for details!)

I continue to pick up new patterns, experiment with designs here and there, and create all the beautiful fabric combinations I envision -- both for my girls and for the shop. I just love playing with the bright colors and soft textures of knits. Seeing adorable children looking extra adorable in the clothes I've made is so exciting! I love making unique, comfortable pieces that both kids and their grownups find fun to wear!

I hope you like Dorybird, too!

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  • Dorothy Tully

    Owner, Maker, Everything-er

    Hi! I'm Dorothy! I'm a designer by training, a self-taught sewist, and cloth diaper enthusiast! I work from my sun porch/art room with a view of my peaceful RI garden. (I love gardening!!) My husband and two girls fill me with daily inspiration!

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

When and how do you ship?

I ship via USPS in the cheapest way possible. Contact me if you'd like shipping insurance or faster upgrades. In most cases, in-stock items will ship the next business day. I am a mommy and sometimes the kids do interfere with my plans!

Where is your clothing size chart?

Each listing will have the measurements of that item. Most items run true-to-size or with a bit of room for growth. Please measure your child to ensure the best fit!

I want all the details about Dorybird cloth diaper construction and features! How do they work? What about sizing?

Please refer to my permanent informational listing: All About Dorybird Cloth Diapers! There you will find illustrations, sizing, and features of the design!

Tell me about clothing construction and care!

Items sewn in the art room of my smoke-free, cat/dog friendly home. All knit clothes are sewn with a stretch stitch and seams are reinforced for durability. When using woven quilting cotton I secure all the edges. I prewash fabrics in unscented free&clear CD-safe detergent both before sewing AND give each item one gentle wash after construction to remove any fabric marker.

Wash as you would your child's regular laundry. For maximum life of the clothes, I would choose a cold wash and tumble dry on medium or low.

Diapers: follow standard cloth diaper washing instructions; typically spray off solids as soon as you can, then a hot wash on "heavy soil" setting (high agitation), followed by an extra rinse. Then dry on medium or line dry.

Can I order something I like in a different size?

Possibly -- contact me! Most of my ready-to-ship items are very limited, but I may have extra fabric on hand to make a certain combo again.

I usually have a few Made To Order listings, which is essentially a chance to do a "preorder" or "semi-custom" where you pick the size you want in that style/print(s) and then I make it over 2-3 weeks' time. Depending on sizes, I may only have a few slots for these, too! But don't worry; I'm constantly sewing and buying fabric. ;)

Are you CPSIA compliant?

Yes: My suppliers source materials that are free of harmful substances and are themselves compliant.

Each item I sell has the compliant care tag information. Feel free to cut it off if it bothers your child!! Undies and trainers have "easy-off" tags that come off fully by ripping the zigzag stitch. Zero irritation!

Clothing is made from cotton or cotton/spandex (often organic). Diaper shells are polyester suedecloth and PUL (mostly Eco-PUL), with inserts made of natural fibers: cotton, hemp, and rayon from bamboo. Snaps are KAM snaps (compliant).

And by the way, my mailers are made of 100% recycled plastic, and are reusable (or sometimes I reuse a mailer)! Yay!

I'm basically trying my best as a WAHM to keep everything safe and happy!

Do you take custom orders?

I am a maker of children's clothes and cloth diapers. I work within that expertise to make the items you see in my shop. I can modify fabric choices and sizes, add pockets, knee patches, colorblocking, and relatively minor things like that.

But, I do NOT do custom orders for items that you don't see offered already. I am good at making the things I make, and I'm not a magician -- so I can't make you an authentic Civil War costume, or a women's maxi dress, or a leather purse -- items that would be outside the scope of my experience and what my shop is about.

I often add new styles, so check back regularly! Thank you for your understanding.