Recently a local friend introduced me to her friend Tania, owner of birdie b’s. Tania makes the cutest custom children’s clothing and accessories!! My 3 year old was blessed with an offer to try out a custom birdie b’s dress, and we couldn’t be happier with the look, quality, or customer service we received!
I will admit that I like my little girl to look cute and be comfy at the same time, and I often pay more — sometimes a lot more — to get custom or custom-looking outfits for her.
I don’t like paying so much, but I just love it when her outfits reflect her personality, and don’t restrict her from running, climbing, and playing to her heart’s content.
I also take a lot of photos. Has anyone here noticed?!?! And the funniest thing is, you haven’t seen half of them!! I’m definitely not a photographer, but I know outfits can add a lot of value and character to a photo.
Knowing the custom kids’ clothing market fairly well, I was really shocked at the pricing I found on birdie b’s; I found everything to be very affordably priced!
And I was completely hooked by birdie b’s tagline: dressing your child for all of their adventures!! In our world, all clothes are play clothes, so I want clothes that are built to last. So far I’m impressed!
The custom process was very simple. I discussed with Tania via email my little girl’s style and likes, and Tania gave some suggestions for outfits.
Once we narrowed down the options to a particular dress, she requested a few simple measurements, which she also told me how to take.
Here’s another time when custom clothing is great: if your child doesn’t fit the standard “kid” measurements.
Lilah is usually between 10th and 25th percentile for weight, and greater than 97th percentile for height, so it’s really hard to find clothes off the rack that fit her!!
All the pants that fit her in the waist are inches too short, and dresses are usually really wide on her or super short!
But with birdie b’s, in no time, we had a perfect-fitting dress made just for Lilah!
Lilah, at almost 3-1/2 years old is already a picky dresser. Her clothes have to be (in her own words) “beautiful” yet soft and comfortable. Colors are important, too.
I have to admit that although I was in love with the Gnomeville Peasant Dress the first time I saw it, I didn’t know if Lilah would feel the same, but from the moment we opened the pretty package Tania dropped off for us, Lilah begged to wear the “beautiful new dress.” Score for birdie b’s!!
Lilah was also thrilled her doll, Lily Anna, got a red polka dot dress like her own!! And she loved the hair bow made by birdie b’s, too!
The fact that Lilah loves it all so much really says a lot to me.
And when the kids and I got the chance to go on an unexpected little Florida vacation as tag-alongs on one of my husband’s work trips, I made sure to bring the dress along!
I love how the dress brightened our morning at the beach…
and it didn’t slow Lilah down one bit!! Which is important to me.
More About Tania and birdie b’s:
Tania Tafilowski is a stay at home mom to 3 precocious boys and one very tenacious little girl. She moved to North Carolina 11 years ago from New Jersey. Tania started sewing fun outfits for her little ones to enjoy and be comfortable in. After having her daughter 4 years ago, her love for sewing adorable little outfits escalated and birdie b’s was born in 2011. Since then, Tania has had a blast creating unique items not only for her own children, but also for many others.
At birdie b’s, all clothing is made in a smoke and pet free studio. Only high quality cottons are used to provide long lasting clothing. All material is prewashed with perfume- and dye-free detergent to minimize shrinkage. Additionally, all exposed seams are serged for durability and to prevent fraying, while labels are only placed on the exterior of garments to minimize irritation. You can buy off the rack from the birdie b’s online store, or customize your own outfit from the many choices of fabrics and styles available.
Tania would like to extend a generous 10% off anything listed in her Etsy store! The coupon code to enter is INLIEU and the code is good for one week.
Tania would like to give away one peasant doll dress to a lucky reader!! The dress will be the same as the one in our pictures — peasant dress style red with white polka dots.
The dress is designed to fit an 18″ doll, like American Girl or the cheaper Target brand like pictured, Our Generation. Doll not included. The giveaway will be run via Rafflecopter and will be open for one week. You must be a resident of the US or Canada to enter. The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway, and will have 24 hours to respond with mailing address before a new winner will be selected.
Disclosure: I received no payment for this post. The dress reviewed in this post was given to me for free by Tania, owner of birdie b’s. I only accept and review products on my blog that interest me, my family, and that I think would truly interest and benefit you, my readers. All posts on this blog reflect my personal opinions and are not swayed by compensation and/or free products.
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