Wow! It's been Hello Kitty-tastic at Peak Princess since last month's newsletter. Thanks to everyone who ordered. I sold out in 3 hours. Millie and I have been sewing like demons and the orders are nearly complete. I have a little more fabric so if you're on the reserve list and there's enough left, I promise I'll be in touch. I'm keeping a Hello Kitty photo album on facebook if you'd like to see how my designs look covered in kittens.
Meanwhile, Kate's been busy at work making super cute Hello Kitty hair clips and bobbles from my offcuts - perfect little stocking fillers. There's a limited number in stock for £5.99 a pair or you can order in the print of your choice for £6.99. (Delivery 1-2 weeks).
NEW DESIGNS NOW ONLINE
There are several new designs now available on the website including the Kate Charlotte dress (from £39.99) - inspired by Millie's little girls who adore being able to dress themselves. It's pretty and practical but a little less formal than the fitted bodice & button down back of my best-selling Bella Luella. Options include puff or angel sleeves and one or two tier ruffle skirts.
The Rose Ursula cord dress (from £39.99) and blouse (from £39.99) is a response to the demand for a cord version of my Freya Bean/Megan Jane tana lawn smocks - it's slightly less gathered to suit the soft and snug, thicker Liberty cords.
And I'm delighted that my Matilda May slouchy pocket dress was a hit with its namesake. Product testing revealed each pocket comfortably held 14 conkers! (Huge thanks also to Tilly's talented Mum Hannah who's designed my new logo. Check out Tilly's Mum and Dad's fab graphic design agency Design Everything).
Coming soon is the Popinjay baby romper which pops open to lay flat for super easy dressing and has an elasticated bottom for easy out-and-about nappy checks and changes. It's named in honour of our friends' Anna and Ian's baby boy Jay. This is him modelling.
£20 PREVIEW OFFERS
I'd also be super grateful for 2 or 3 product testers for a couple of new designs I have in mind. One is a skirt version of the Matilda May slouchy pocket dress and another is Millie's inspired idea for a romper version of my Freya Bean blouse with an elasticated bottom, similar to the Popinjay design. I've put 3 of each on the website at £20 each in the print of your choice, subject to availability. (As ever it's strictly first come, first served).
Meanwhile, the gentleman's shirt experiment continues - launch date's been put back to the New Year because of the huge Hello Kitty demand. (Photos available on request).
CHRISTMAS MADE-TO-ORDER DELIVERIES & NEW READY-TO-POST-NOW SHOP
I hate to use the C word in November but if you'd like to order for delivery in time for Christmas, I'd really recommend doing so in the next couple of weeks. Millie and I are trying our best to build up clothes and accessories that are ready to post now (though it keeps selling so this is proving difficult!). But if you'd like made-to-order, I'd really recommend booking a slot now to avoid disappointment. Feel free to drop me an email to reserve time in my diary so you have time to make up your mind on styles & prints.