Party Pastels For Spring

We’re thrilled to reveal our Spring 16 collection! We have chosen the best of the Liberty print pastels for this season, combining some new classic prints with a SS16 seasonal selection.

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One of our strong favourites is the Gracey print which we have chosen in a delicate pale blue colourway. It is so pretty and not pink! Combining with lace and soft delicate tulle, we reckon this print will be a winner throughout spring and summer.

We have designed our Gracey Tulle party dress in a baby and a girls style. The baby Gracey Tulle Party dress  (£69) has a Liberty print bodice, peter pan collar and puff sleeves with layers of soft delicate blue tulle over a cotton lining and a grosgrain ribbon and bow to finish it off. A fabulous dress for any special occasion this season!

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The bigger girls version of the Gracey Tulle Party Dress  (£79/£89 in age 2-3y to 9-10y) is sleeveless with a drop waist and layers of blue tulle and a button loop opening at the back. Perfect for dressing up for a summer party or wedding.

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Watch this space for more sneak peeks at our new collection! Alternatively, you can can go straight to our New Season section on the website www.suehillchildrenswear.com to see the collection so far.

 

 

How Very British!

Last weekend we visited London and watched the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace – for about the fifth time! My son ( almost 12 now) is obsessed with the guards, regiments and all the rituals and performance. He is familiar with every stage of the proceedings and I must admit, I also love the atmosphere and the pageantry!

For more information on this event, go to the official website of The British Monarchy

No other country does such an event with so much grandeur and boy, does it attract the tourists!

I can really identify with the Britishness of it all as we really do pride ourselves on the fact that all our clothing is hand made in the UK. It takes a lot more effort and time to have each cardigan or sweater, baby dress or boy’s shirt  made individually by our highly skilled team of ladies but it is worth the effort.

It is no coincidence that our best selling knitwear for baby boys has our version of the guards hand embroidered onto hats, booties and jackets. We chose the summer version of their uniforms which isn’t strictly accurate but looks cute!

This adorable cashmere baby set shows off our guardsmen really well and is perfect for any occasion. The Soldiers Coat, Flaphat & Booties set is made to order and costs £139 – what a lovely gift for a baby boy!

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If you want a smaller gift or a baby shower gift, our pure cashmere Soldier Beanie is perfect. At just £29 and beautifully wrapped in our signature lilac gift box, it won’t disappoint.

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Or choose one of our personalised baby boy gifts which all have our soldiers embroidered on them. Our personalised nursery cushion  is one of our most popular gifts at £49.

personalised_cushion_boysOr go for our versatile merino cashmere blend Soldier Hooded Jacket   at £59merino cashmere soldiers hooded jacket blue

 

 

 

 

Custom-made children’s clothes for any occasion

We are quite unique in our field as we offer children’s clothes that are individually hand made by our own dressmakers. This concept allows us to custom make for our customers and produce the outfit they had in mind when they started their search for that perfect dress, christening outfit, flower girl dress or something smart for that big family occasion.

Shown below –  our Lucy Dress with the customer’s modifications – with Liberty print sash, buttons and trim on the sleeves. She also requested matching dresses for the teddies that the flower girls would carry!

We can also arrange to make matching ties, bow ties, cummerbunds and pocket squares.

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We often take calls from mums and grandmas who just cannot find what they want. We run through their ideas, make some helpful suggestions and then ask about sizing. We are happy to post fabric and yarn swatches to match colour themes and can send samples to try for size.

This customer wanted our silk William shirt & romper pants  set made in a  specific colour so we posted swatches for approval. We also monogrammed the shirt and made matching hat and shoes!

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Once we have established all the important factors, Sue confirms the order and if it is to be hand knitted in our cashmere or cashmere blend, Sue makes the knitting pattern and sends out to one of her specialist knitters. If it is in Liberty print or or any other quality fabric, Sue hands over the order to Naomi, her pattern maker and runs through the details. Naomi then uses her skills to make the pattern pieces and cuts out the garment to send to one of our specialist dressmakers.

If you would like to discuss your ideas for a custom-made outfit, call us on 01892 513293 or email Sue at info@suehillchildrenswear.com.

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What’s Left in our Winter Sale?

We have had a really good Autumn/Winter season so there is only a limited selection of beautiful clothing now reduced by up to 40%. Don’t forget that, as we hand make all our collections,  we only ever have one of each item in that size in the sale so it’s worth shopping as early as possible! Visit our Sale Section now!

Star Buys in this season’s sale are:

Our Deborah party dress is still available in sizes 5-6y and 6-7y and has been reduced to £69. This beautiful Liberty print party dress is ideal for any occasion and can be worn in any season – in winter with our merino cashmere bolero or through the summer with pretty sandals.

Hurry, they won’t be on the rail for long!

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Our baby boy winter shorts, shirts and coats were a huge success this winter but we still have a few pieces left in the sale.

Our brown melange Cameron winter shorts with detachable straps are now only £27. Wear them with our Harry grey cord shirt  (now £24) for a gorgeous outfit with our boys tights or socks.

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3 of the best stocking fillers

Beanie hat (£25)

For an incredibly useful stocking filler, our merino cashmere beanie hats are proving popular. The double rib hats, which also come with matching scarves and sweaters, are available with or without a contrast trim and come in different shades of blue and grey. A warm and practical winter accessory!dr_double_rib_beanie_hat_navy_mink.jpg

Soldiers beanie hat and booties (£55)
Baby deserves some sweet stocking fillers too, and our luxurious cashmere soldiers gift set with a beanie hat and matching booties makes a wonderful choice. The cashmere feels super soft on baby’s skin, and the set is practical for keeping little boys warm this winter.

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For an adorable gift set for any little baby girl’s stocking, the little red patent baby shoes and cream tights is a superb option. The quality shoes are handmade in the UK by shoemaker Nigel Bolton, and together with the cream tights, they are perfect for completing any Christmas Day outfit.

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3 Christmas gift ideas for baby boys

Contrast trim jacket, beanie hat and booties (£85)
For a gift that will keep baby snug and warm on the go, our beautiful contrast trim jacket, hat and booties make a wonderful choice. It is hand knitted in cream in a super soft merino cashmere blend, and features pale blue or grey edging on each piece. Perfect for baby’s first winter!

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Scotty dog flap hat and booties (£58)
With babies looking adorable in hats with ear flaps and knitted booties, our cashmere Scotty dog flap hat and booties set makes a really sweet Christmas gift for a baby boy. Each piece is hand embroidered with a Scotty dog, and the set is available in blue and grey. Soft and cute!

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Stripe hooded jacket and leggings (£95)
Babies love soft and comfortable clothes to keep them snug on the go, and our stripe hooded jacket and leggings set is set to be a winter favourite with any little boy. The hooded jacket is both warm and practical, while the leggings features an elasticated waist, offering extra comfort for baby.  The set is available with a blue and cream or grey and cream jacket and blue or grey leggings.

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Stunning Christmas party outfits for girls

With Christmas fast approaching we’re making more and more gorgeous party outfits for girls, and this seasons favourites include sparkly details and skirts with layers of tulle:

Matilda coat and Florence dress (£170)
Our stylish new A-line girls wool winter coat with Swarovski crystal buttons is ideal for the Christmas season, and it looks beautiful together with the Liberty print Florence dress featuring a velvet bow detail at the front. A stunning look for any little girl this Christmas!

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Sparkle Swarowski tutu skirt and diamond cardigan (£134)
For a Christmas outfit fit for a princess, our fabulous tutu skirt with Swarowski crystals paired with our diamond cardigan is a popular choice. The sparkly set comes with a tulle skirt and a hand knitted grey merino/cashmere cardigan with Swarovski crystal buttons. Gorgeous for Christmas day and beyond!

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Liberty print Deborah party dress and bolero (£158)
For girls who love dressing up, our amazing Liberty print Deborah party dress is set to be a winner. It has layers of netting in the skirt, making it a brilliant dress for dancing around this Christmas. To keep warm in style, it looks fantastic with a soft, matching merino/cashmere bolero in berry or soft plum. A Christmas party outfit set to impress!

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Celebrating Small Business Saturday with 10% off online and in-store

Saturday is a big day for many small businesses in the UK, celebrating Small Business Saturday. We’re excited about joining in on the celebrations, marking the day with a 10% discount in-store and online.

With the 10% offer, Saturday will be the perfect day to shop for Christmas gifts and Christmas party outfits for kids. We have a wide selection of beautiful Christmas gifts, such as cosy knits like scarves, hats and mittens for keeping little ones warm in cold weather. We also have sweet stocking fillers, such as Liberty Print hair accessories and cuddly bunnies dressed in Liberty Print dresses.

For Christmas parties, we have stunning party dresses for girls and stylish trousers and shirts for boys.

Happy shopping!

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Best advent calendar gift ideas

Ribbed tights (£12.95)
Our ribbed tights are top quality, and come in a variety of autumn/winter colours. They make practical and sweet advent calendar gifts for both boys and girls!

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Mittens (from £25)
To keep little fingers warm in winter, our hand knitted mittens are popular small gifts and would be ideal for an advent calendar too. For girls, the mittens can have roses embroidered on them, for example, making them an adorable keepsake, and for older children, we make finger gloves.

Merino mittens Personalised beanie (£29)
We offer a range of beanies for both babies and older children, and for little ones our personalised beanie, which has the initial embroidered at the front, is a popular gift. The perfect way to make this year’s advent calendar truly special!

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We’re offering 15% off ALL our hand knitted merino cashmere and pure cashmere hats, scarves, mittens and gloves with code cold15 until midnight today Monday 23 November 2015