wildthingsdresses

Kids Play Clothes hand made with Colour and Imagination

Chorley, United Kingdom · 5090 Sales

wildthingsdresses

Kids Play Clothes hand made with Colour and Imagination

Chorley, United Kingdom 5090 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1061)

Announcement   Wild Things Dresses created by author Kirsty Hartley, offers simple imaginative play clothes for your Wild Thing. Our childrens' clothing is beautifully hand made in the UK,and loved by boys and girls and grown ups alike.
Wild Things make simple, versatile clothing and accessories with a funky contemporary twist. Little ones love to wear the strong colours and simple imagery, and grown ups like the subtle retro influences and elements of childhood nostalgia. Influenced by the simplicity of Scandinavian design,60’s & 70’s styling, and random naïve elements and whimsical details which appeal to little ones.
Kirsty contributes regularly to leading craft magazines Mollie Makes and Simply Sewing. Her clothes have an international following by press, parents and celebrities alike.
Find out more on the Etsy Blog here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/quit-your-day-job-wild-things-dresses/?ref=etsy_success

Highly commended in the established business category at Mollie Makes 2015.
Wild Things Dresses-Short listed -Junior Magazine - Best New Brand- Emerging New talent 2015.
Wild Things Dresses proudly featured on the etsy home blog Sept 19th.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-wild-things-dresses/
*Wild Things Dresses features in the Guardian Christmas Gift Guide top 10 for toddlers*
Wild Things voted ranking 6th in babble.com's top 50 etsy baby shops 2012....
Wild Things Funky Little Dresses is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design).
For latest offers visithttp://www.facebook.com/WildThingsFunkyLittleDresses

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

Wild Things Dresses created by author Kirsty Hartley, offers simple imaginative play clothes for your Wild Thing. Our childrens' clothing is beautifully hand made in the UK,and loved by boys and girls and grown ups alike.
Wild Things make simple, versatile clothing and accessories with a funky contemporary twist. Little ones love to wear the strong colours and simple imagery, and grown ups like the subtle retro influences and elements of childhood nostalgia. Influenced by the simplicity of Scandinavian design,60’s & 70’s styling, and random naïve elements and whimsical details which appeal to little ones.
Kirsty contributes regularly to leading craft magazines Mollie Makes and Simply Sewing. Her clothes have an international following by press, parents and celebrities alike.
Find out more on the Etsy Blog here: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/quit-your-day-job-wild-things-dresses/?ref=etsy_success

Highly commended in the established business category at Mollie Makes 2015.
Wild Things Dresses-Short listed -Junior Magazine - Best New Brand- Emerging New talent 2015.
Wild Things Dresses proudly featured on the etsy home blog Sept 19th.
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-shop-wild-things-dresses/
*Wild Things Dresses features in the Guardian Christmas Gift Guide top 10 for toddlers*
Wild Things voted ranking 6th in babble.com's top 50 etsy baby shops 2012....
Wild Things Funky Little Dresses is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design).
For latest offers visithttp://www.facebook.com/WildThingsFunkyLittleDresses

Kirsty Hartley

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Kirsty Hartley

girls rainbow scallop print dress
girls rainbow scallop print dress
$52.00
Girls Magical Parade Party dress with wings
Girls Magical Parade Party dress with wings
$52.00
boys rainbow party shirt
boys rainbow party shirt
$54.00
Baby Girl rainbow Mermaid Summer Dress set
Baby Girl rainbow Mermaid Summer Dress set
$45.00
Festival rainbow unicorn print pom pom skirt
Festival rainbow unicorn print pom pom skirt
$36.00
Kaleidascope Disco party dress
Kaleidascope Disco party dress
$52.00
Owl Dress girls babies costume in aqua
Owl Dress girls babies costume in aqua
$52.00
Angel wings dress up cape set nativity costume
Angel wings dress up cape set nativity costume
$38.00
Girls cat pinafore dress with glitter ears
Girls cat pinafore dress with glitter ears
$55.00
Star dust dungaree costume for children
Star dust dungaree costume for children
$52.00
Owl Dress, girls babies costume
Owl Dress, girls babies costume
$52.00
Dragon Wings Cape and Mask set dress up set
Dragon Wings Cape and Mask set dress up set
$38.00
star burst navy pinafore glitter dress
star burst navy pinafore glitter dress
$52.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1061)
Mari Boie Brekkan

Mari Boie Brekkan on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Seller contacted me after I ordered with a shipping estimate, and the item arrived as promised. I am very happy with the look and quality of the romper. It has held up well after being washed, and does not show any sign of wear or tear after being worn by my active toddler. I have bought another item from the seller, and I am very satisfied with that one too. Will order other items from her in the future.

Erin B.

Erin B. on Jul 12, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

Item never arrived. Seller lied and said it shipped but refused to provide proof of shipping. Did provide proof of shipping for another part of the order (that did arrive) and tried to pass it off as proof of shipping for this item. The lie was obvious because the items had to be shipped to two different addresses due to the seller taking TWO WEEKS longer to ship the items than advertised and zero contact with buyer to advise of delay. Finally refunded my money, but the other items in the order were poorly made and worth about 1/10th of the price I paid. :( If you want quality items that last more than one photo op, look elsewhere. :( I would love to provide a photo of the shoddy work but Etsy only allows photos for 3 star reviews and above :(

Kirsty

Kirsty responded on Jul 21, 2017

The review here is for an unseen item which was immediately refunded.The item was made to order and shipped to a separate address and reported lost .The item was refunded immediately, however the buyer has continued to pursue the matter unnecessarily. Please see an accurare review for this item above. Should there be any concerns regarding shipping, please get in touch prior to purchase,and we can advise best and safest shipping to your destination. Please be aware that items are extremely rarely lost in transit, and in this case a refund was made immediately.

Erin B.

Erin B. on Jul 12, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

Had a problem with all of the items in this order :( One item was never shipped & seller lied and said it was shipped (she miraculously had proof of the shipping (POF) of the order that DID arrive but no POF of the order that was lost... hmm). She sewed off the edge of the garment (simple mistake), missing a seam, & then claimed that washing the garment too hot had caused the hole (the garment was washed with cold delicate & baby soap, but even so, what kind of cotton would just disintegrate enough to "shrink" a 1/4" the seam? The fabric for the garment should've been pre-washed before creation anyhow bc that is how you ensure the item won't shrink in the wash after creation). The seller even lied to the Etsy Admin saying I could return item for "inspection" so they would close the case & now won't provide an address. BEWARE!!

Kirsty

Kirsty responded on Jul 21, 2017

The buyer has submitted a negative comment about this item due to an issue with another item from the order. Our character dungarees and dresses are made from durable and tested quality cord or moleskin,and we do not prewash the items. We pride ourselves on creating heirloom quality items which can be washed and worn repeatedly through families.If an item is unworn, it may be returned for a refund,in accordance with Etsy policies and our shop policies. I have not seen any evidence of failure of this product to warrant these personal remarks.We have repeat buyers,happy with both service and quality as you will see from our consistent 5 star review ratings.

Erin B.

Erin B. on Jul 12, 2017

1 out of 5 stars

This item was very hastily and shoddily made. I'm a quilter in my spare time and the techniques used to make this dress create a piece that works for an item worn once (like a birthday outfit), but after washing, the piece immediately becomes worn play clothes because they fall apart in the wash. There were missed seams, pieces that were ironed down with fabric fusible and then given a quick single stitch about a 1/8" inch inside the fused appliqué so that after washing, all the edges unraveled and all the cute appliqués are coming apart at the seams and unraveling! Her serged Sean's rolled in the wash (on hand wash/delicate) & after pressing won't lay flat. I was excited to find this shop bc I love this deisigner's adorable patterns. But if you want a cute heirloom, make it yourself using her patterns and better techniques!

Kirsty

Kirsty responded on Jul 13, 2017

All of our products are made with care and attention either by myself or a highly experienced sample makers.everything is thoroughly checked before being sent.With regard to the detail mentioned here and the images I have seen of the the product there were no clear faults with its construction at all. We proudly make heirloom quality clothes and out simple bonded applique washes extremely well, however we do recommend gentle washing and pressing to preserve the garments which we receive strong feedback as heirloom quality.

JenbearDublin

JenbearDublin on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this dress so much, it's so well made and the sizing is generous so I know we'll gets lots of wear out of it.

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Updates

We now have this gorgeous Rainbow Scallop A line dress in the shop.
Perfect for summer rainbow parties!

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girls rainbow scallop print dress
girls rainbow scallop print dress
$52.00
New summer design mermaid dress set in rainbow scallop print- perfect for summer beach holidays

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Baby Girl rainbow Mermaid Summer Dress set
Baby Girl rainbow Mermaid Summer Dress set
$45.00
Straight from a fairytale in this glitter swan Dress.available delivery fron December 1st- preorder available now.
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About

Wild Things designer Kirsty Hartley creates simple play clothes to inspire little minds,beautifully crafted in the UK

Wild Things created by craft author Kirsty Hartley, offers simple imaginative play clothes for children,beautifully hand made in the UK,and loved by children and grown ups alike.
For budding 'Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew' is available:
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kirsty-Hartley/e/B00OA19TSO
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Things-Funky-Little-Clothes/dp/0297871250/
Australia & New Zealand:
http://www.booktopia.com.au/wild-things-kirsty-hartley/prod9780297871255.html
http://www.bookworld.com.au/books/wild-things-kirsty-hartley/p/9780297871255

Inspired by her three wild things ,award winning brand Wild Things was short listed by Junior Magazine as Best New Brand Emerging New talent 2013. Wild Things has proven popular with press and with a strong celebrity following has become a much covetable label of the moment.

Little ones love to wear the strong colours and simple imagery, and grown ups like the subtle retro influences and elements of childhood nostalgia. I’m influenced by the simplicity of Scandinavian design,60’s & 70’s styling, and random naïve elements and whimsical details which appeal to little ones.
A new range of exclusive printed dresses and play products are now avaialable adding to the core range of character dresses, dungarees and jackets.

All items designed,styled ,photographed,and either custom made or made in small quantities from our studio here in the heart of the Lancashire hills in England.

I pride myself on creating colourful contemporary clothes with a truly handmade feel,using detail and techniques which show true craftmanship,enlisting the support of two outstanding machinists during busy periods.

'I hope your little ones enjoy the dresses as much as I do creating them.'

Shop members

  • Kirsty Hartley

    Owner, Creator, Marketer

    Hello ,I’m Kirsty Hartley ,of Wild Things Funky Little Dresses. I make fun colourful little girls play dresses ,here in the heart of rural Lancashire, England, where I live with my partner, and three little wild things, who provide my inspiration.

  • Maria

    Maker, Seamstress Extraordinaire

    One of Wild Things elves ,Maria sews with outstanding skill,to add a professional touch to Wild things creations.Maria who helps out when the going gets tough,is also a highly experienced University technician.

  • Rachel

    Maker, Detail Seamstress

    It's all in the detail, and elf Rachel certainly delivers. A qualified costumier, Rachel helps to add detail to those gorgeous character faces,and appliques. Rachel also works in costume conservation,so expect perfection.

Production partners

  • Bellallu Manufacturing

    Scotland, United Kingdom

    Bellallu Manufacturing is a small studio workshop based in Scotland established to support Wild Things Dresses in making beautiful handmade pieces. Each item is handmade in small quantities by expert sample makers.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 20, 2016
Hello and welcome to Wild Things.
I hope you enjoy your purchase as much as I have designing it.

All pieces are made with practicality, design and element of fun in mind,and produced in very limited batches ,in our studio here in the heart of Great Britain,so you won't spot another out there!

Please use size guide when ordering.All pieces are designed for comfort,so do expect room for growth and layering.All fabrics are sourced for their high quality,but vary in their origin,so it is recommended you wash at 30 degrees to protect colour,and press on reverse,particularly cord items.
Take care with items with buttons with small children.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment by paypal or direct checkout at the time of order.
Shipping
Items made to order will be shipped after 7-14 working days of receipt of payment,sooner where possible. You will be notified when the goods are shipped.
Please use size guide when ordering.
Shipping times may vary,and Wild things cannot be held responsible where delays to delivery times occur.
Shipping within the UK normally takes 2-3 working days.
Shipping to the US will normally take between a week to 10 days.
Shipping to EU will normally take 3-7 days.
Other global destinations may vary dependent on local postal service.
Please state if you would like to add insurance or a 'signed for' trackable' service to your order .We advise adding tracking should you feel this is necessary from previous experience.
Please note tracking is not added unless requested.
If you would like your item for a particular date please let me know and for further peace of mind you may add:
: UPS full express trackable service please add this at checkout.
:'signed for service' please also add this at checkout.Goods are sent with UK Royal Mail.

Local Taxes should they occur are the responsibility of the buyer.

* We regret we cannot accept responsibility for items which may be delayed in transit due to postal service irregularities*
Returns are made at the buyers expense.
Thankyou x
Refunds and Exchanges
Unfortunately refunds cannot be made.
However, if you are at all dissatisfied with your purchase I will be more than happy to discuss alternatives.
We value your custom, and welcome any feedback.

For non custom made EU orders a refund may be made under the terms of the EU Distant selling regulations should you wish to return your item in its original state.
Additional policies and FAQs
All fabrics are sourced for their high quality,and tested to 40 degrees, but vary in their origin,so it is recommended you wash at 30 degrees to protect colour,and press on reverse,particularly cord items, and metallic applique.
The additional use of fabric softeners is not recommended and should be used at the buyers discretion ,as the life of the garment can be shortened due to their enzyme qualities, and may harm sensitive skin.

Take care with items with buttons or trims with small children.

All copyright, design rights and intellectual property rights existing in our designs and products and in the images and will remain the property of Wild Things Funky Little Dresses. We will treat any infringement of these rights seriously.
Wild Things Funky Little Dresses is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design).