SmileandMake

Handmade dresses and accessories in quirky prints!

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom · 386 Sales

SmileandMake

Handmade dresses and accessories in quirky prints!

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom 386 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(117)

Announcement   I am open for Made To Order dresses! Please see the listings below for the fabrics I have available.

A donation is made from each sale to The Brain Tumour Charity: The Michael Barry Fund in memory of my wonderful husband Michael. Thanks for your support!

Announcement

Last updated on May 13, 2018

I am open for Made To Order dresses! Please see the listings below for the fabrics I have available.

A donation is made from each sale to The Brain Tumour Charity: The Michael Barry Fund in memory of my wonderful husband Michael. Thanks for your support!

Lucy Barry

Contact shop owner

Lucy Barry

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(117)
Deborah Prather

Deborah Prather on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

What a cute pin! It's a really fun summertime accessory. Shipping was fast, and my order arrived in great condition. I look forward to shopping here again. :-)

Deborah Prather

Deborah Prather on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This pencil case is adorable! It's the perfect size for carrying the items that I take with me to the library for genealogy research, and there is still a bit of room if I want to add anything else. The case itself is the perfect size to slide into my tote. It is very well constructed with great attention to detail. The lining coordinates prettily with the Alice design on the outside, and the cute heart on the zipper adds a bit of fun with the theme. I would love to pick up a few more pencil cases. I can think of so many other ways they would be useful, and they would make cute gifts.

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Updates

Weekends are for playing records and disco dancing! Record player pins now just £3, and £1 goes to The Brain Tumour Charity: The Michael Barry Fund

About

Let your outfit tell a story!

Hi, I’m Lucy! Welcome to Smile & Make, where you will find handmade vintage inspired dresses and accessories in quirky prints. All of my dresses and handmade accessories are made by me from start to finish in my sewing studio in Staffordshire, UK. I source beautiful quality cottons in eye catching conversational prints to create a unique collection of colourful dresses! Dresses are made to order, so you can choose the size and style you would like for your dress.

I have always loved sewing and making things, and after sadly losing my incredible husband Michael to a brain tumour at the too young age of 35, I started dressmaking as a positive distraction. I gradually built a colourful handmade wardrobe that I was proud to wear, and after sharing my makes on my blog and Instagram feed I had lots of requests to start selling my creations, so I decided to do just that!

I also raise money for brain tumour research through a dedicated fund in Michael’s memory with The Brain Tumour Charity. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of under 40s, yet receive less than 2% of the national spend on cancer research in the UK, and so we need every penny we can raise to help fund research in the hope that there might one day be a cure for this cruel disease. A donation from every item you buy from Smile & Make will go to The Brain Tumour Charity: The Michael Barry Fund so you can help support an incredibly important cause. You can find out more about Michael's fund at https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/supporter-groups/groups/the-michael-barry-fund/

Shop members

  • Lucy Barry

    Owner, Creator, Designer

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Order Processing

Orders will be shipped within 3-5 business days, except for Made To Order dresses which will ship within 2-3 weeks. If you need your order to be processed faster than this, please do get in touch before you order and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

UK Shipping

Dresses and clutch bags will be sent by Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For. All other orders will be sent by Royal Mail 1st Class, with the option to upgrade to 1st Class Signed For. Delivery is estimated within 1-2 business days.

International Shipping

I am happy to ship internationally! I currently ship to Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. If I don't currently ship to your country but you would like to purchase something, please do get in touch and I will create a new shipping profile.

Dresses and clutch bags will be sent by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed. All other orders will be sent by Royal Mail International Standard, with the option to upgrade to Tracked & Signed. Delivery is estimated within 5-7 business days, but may take longer if your order is held at customs.

Please be aware that international shipments may be subject to customs and duty fees which will be the customer’s responsibility.

Returns & Exchanges - Made To Order Dresses

As each Made To Order dress is made specifically for you in your choice of size and style, it is a Custom Order and is therefore non-refundable. I hope you love your Smile & Make dress, but if you are unhappy for any reason, please do get in touch.

Care instructions

All of my dresses are made from 100% cotton with a lined bodice and overlocked seams to ensure a good quality finish. To take good care of your dresses, please treat them gently! Either hand wash your dress, or machine wash inside out (preferably inside a pillow case for extra protection) at 30 degrees and please do not tumble dry.

Dresses are made with love and care, but due to their handmade nature please bear in mind that there may be small variations in size and print placement between each dress.