|I mean, come on - how adorable is this set?!|
So today I wanted to share more about Jess and her shop! I hope you love her and the handmade pretties from Isla and Lily as much as I do!
Tell us a little about yourself and your shop and how you got started.
Back in 2013 when I was pregnant with Isla, we searched local stores and boutiques high and low and couldn't find baby products with patterns I really loved. My mom knew how to sew and decided she would make me some burp cloths! They were so cute I thought, "Why not start selling these on Etsy?!" So we did. While she sewed burp cloth sets, I taught myself to make bows. Eventually my mom taught me some basic sewing skills on the machine and we started making bibs. She got busy and handed all of it over to me. That's when I discovered my love for stretchy knit fabrics! I read my sewing machine manual, watched tutorials and searched high and low for the softest, highest quality fabric with prints that made me smile. The rest is history! We evolve as my children's apparel and accessory needs evolve. Who knows what I'll cook up next?!
What do you make in your shop and how can we find you?
You can find our shop on Etsy: www.islaandlily.etsy.com. We are also very active on Instagram and Facebook @IslaandLily, where I'm known to offer exclusive discount codes and merchandise.
What is your favorite piece in your shop?
The high low dresses for sure! They are the perfect wardrobe addition for every season. Layer over them in cooler temps and wear them alone when it's warmer outside. They can be dressed up or worn to the park to play.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Where do you see your shop in the future? What are your aspirations for it?
I would love to see items I've made in local children's boutiques and sell wholesale. Right now I'm not capable of that large scale production, but in a couple years I definitely could be! Just like any retail business I have to do everything I can to stay relevant and retain my customers. I've made some amazing relationships over the years (Tori included) and hope I can continue that in the future as well!
Isla and Lily is now open so head on over and check it out!