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16 March 2011

Introducing... The Wayward Daughter

Wayward Daughter
Recently I've had a few emails asking if I am ever going to start selling my 'designs' (Cringe! It sounds so cheesy), like I mentioned I might last Autumn. The answer is yes, I've been working on a small... I use this word tentatively... collection. When I say small, I mean small. It will only be a few select pieces and this denim pinafore is one of them.

Wayward Daughter
Wayward Daughter
Sweater - H&M Pinafore - Handmade, Loafers - Primark,
Hat & Accessories - Vintage, Bag - Mulberry Alexa.

There is nothing worse than reading Art-School-Kid style ramblings about their inspirations, most likely written after the fact so I will keep it short and sweet. I love Edwardian children's clothing and in the beginning I wanted to design a pinafore-apron style dress in chambray but it turned out to be rather unflattering. From there I moved on to a straight-up pinafore, which isn't so far removed from denim dungarees so I changed the fabric accordingly. Not exactly a whimsical tale but there you have it.

Wayward Daughter
Wayward Daughter
I took me a really long time to decide on a name but one afternoon I was listening to Classic FM when The Clog Dance from La Fille mal Gardée was played. I don't know why I remembered but I had read before that the English translation is 'The Wayward Daughter'. I instantly decided it the name for me and registered the Etsy account within the hour.

39 comments:

  1. its adorable, i would buy one in a heartbeat x

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  2. The pinafore is beautiful! The little ruffle detailing is just perfect. Can't wait to see your etsy! X

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  3. That dress is so charming, I'll definitely pick one up when they pop up on etsy! The whole outfit all together is wonderful too, I'm such a sucker for elbow patches.

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  4. You're a very talented lady! I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I'd love to see more!

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  5. I want this outfit! Love that your selling some of your deigns, can't wait to buy one and that h&m jumpers divine. x

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  6. This pinafore is so beautifully sweet and these pictures are absolutely lovely! You are so talented and I can't wait to see what else you come up with for your etsy shop (wonderful title, btw)! :D

    star-crossed smile

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  7. How cute Cait, it's really a lovely pinafore :) I've already added your shop to my Etsy favorites, so that I can snag your designs as soon as they show up ;)
    Ale
    x

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  8. Love it! Would totally buy that

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  9. its beautiful Cait. I love the ruffles. I'll be checking out your etsy.
    x

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  10. Wow you have got some skills! My goal this summer is to make a lot more of my clothing rather than buy it.

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  11. That pinafore is absolutely stunning! I would definitely buy one of your lovely designs ;)

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  12. Oh my gosh - when can I buy one? This is my dream summer dress, it's like you've read my mind! Sally x

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  13. This is adorable, I want one. I'm excited for this collection :)

    And I'm ridiculously jealous of your bag. I neeeed an Alexa.

    xx

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  14. WOW girl!!! I'm really proud of you! :D
    Well done!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  15. pretty details in front - nice color

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  16. lovely! im sure youll be sold out in no time :-)

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  17. Will your etsy account be in british pounds? Only it's so dissapointing to go to one of the stores and see everything is sold in US or Australian dollars...it is such a nice pinafore!

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  18. Your outfit is so beautiful, I love it so much! You are so talented to be able to make something like that and I love the title x

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  19. Your pinafore is gorgeous - I would *definitely* buy that!

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  20. Cait, if you made mens clothes you would make a killing. EDINBURGH IS FUCKED FOR DECENT INDEPENDENT MENS DESIGNS!
    There are none! well thats not true there are some, just none worth mentoning. THINK ABOUT IT!

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  21. You always look so nice! Would love to send you one of our cameo necklaces to wear. Get in touch when you have a spare moment and we'll send you a little present! x

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  22. I'm definitely interesting in buying one of these - and one of your letter T-shirts. What a gorgeous blog, so glad I've found you..

    Sarah x

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  23. That's so cool that you make clothes. That's also what I want to do. God luck on your etsy store :)

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  24. Adorable. What a great handmade item. I love that it's really sweet, but at the same time, not overdone either.

    xoxo,
    Gina

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  25. It's a really beautiful pinafore, I especially love the little ruffle detail. I'm looking forward to raid your etsy store for clothes!

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  26. That's beautifully made, can't wait to see the rest of the collection!
    X

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  27. How exciting! The pinafore is adorable, and I just love the name. Can't wait to see more from The Wayward Daughter! x

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  28. I already know that I will be wanting everything you design! The pinafore is awesome!

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  29. I love it!!! I can't wait to see your Etsy shop, this is so exciting!! Also, your outfit is lovely, and beautifully photographed too.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  30. hiii!!lovely outfit, so beauty, and lovely blog!!we love it¡¡:)

    now following¡

    kisses from madrid¡

    http://www.loveshoppingandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  31. just discovered your blog. love your creation.

    -chelsea
    www.chelsea-layne.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh my gosh, i want one!! I can't wait until you open your shop because I want to snatch one up right away :)

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  33. Pretty girl :)
    The pinafore is really stunning !
    I just stumbled into your blog, and I'm in love; it's absolutely beautiful over here !

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  34. love that sweater! I have a vintage one with elbow patches and it's my absolute fave. I'm excited to see your etsy shop! that is a great name, truly.

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  35. this little pinafore might be the cutest thing i've ever seen. i might just have to make myself one.

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