We all love dressing our children in adorable clothing, but sometimes it can mean spending a lot of money on something they’ll only wear a couple of times. Not so with clothes from Patouche.
Handmade in Canada in small batches, Patouche clothes (starting at $28) are designed to grow with your child. The reversible little smock top pictured above that fits an 8-month-old like a dress, can be worn year after year, still functioning as a top five years down the road. Seriously. Five years! Now that’s a wise investment.
How do they do it? Armholes are generously cut, pants have large cuffs and waistbands are elasticized. Every little detail ensures that these clothes will last for years. (The pants pictured at left are the same size and style pictured on a three-year-old and a five-year-old.) And that’s a very, very good thing because I guarantee they’ll be some of the most beautiful clothes in their closet!
And a sweet bonus — Patouche clothes are also designed with an element of fun in mind. The Pirate Pants my son has been wearing lately have a stick loop (for holding a found ‘sword’) and a treasure pocket (last filled with dandelions and small stones). Lucky for him, the pants are sticking around for a nice long time.
CBB Deal: Save 15% on purchases at the Patouche etsy store by mentioning CBB in the checkout (expires: 7/27/09).