Q & A

boys and girls sailor suit and sailor dress nautical dress

Buying from The Little Cloth Shop is a little different from shopping on the high-street, as each outfit is hand made especially for the individual.   So in this section I thought I might answer some questions you might have, but please feel free to send me a message if your still unsure 


How and where is my order made

I (Caroline Stansfield) personally make your item for you in London, UK.  Each piece can be tailored to your child’s individual body measurements, and can adapted if desired.


 How long do orders take to ship?

Each outfit is created for you individually, so if you order a flower girl dress is will be cut out and sewn especially for you.  production time can be anything from 1 week to 5 weeks depending on the time of the year (our current product time will be displayed on the home page) After that your item will be posted through Royal Mail First Class or International Tracked and signed if you live outside the UK


What happens if I need something sooner?

We offer a prioritize my order service, which means your order will be prioritize and made within 3 days (fabric stocks depending) You also have the option to upgrade your shipping to next day delivery in the UK and UPS worldwide which will speed up delivery!


Do you offer any payment plans?

Yes! We realise that weddings are a very costly business, and if you have lots of little flower girls and page boys things can really add up.  For larger orders we can take a 50% payment upfront with the residual to be paid before postage.  We are also happy to do this for individual orders


Do you make adults clothes?

From 2019 the answer is yes. New for Spring Summer is our adult sailor dresses, if you would like a matching Liberty Print dress then do get in touch and we can discuss styles. We also make a range of hair bows, top knots and bow ties all suitable for adults!


Can I order a dress or boys suit in a different fabric

Absolutely! Each and every item is handmade to order, that means light you like a particular dress, sailor suit or boys shirt you can have it made in any of our stock fabrics, or why not choose a bespoke fabric?


How much extra will a different Liberty print be?

If you would like a print not in our current fabric collection there will be an extra charge of £10-£40 for Liberty prints depending on the size of the order.  Different colour ways for silk will not hold an extra charge as we do not keep these in stock


 Can you make a bespoke outfit

One of the greatest joys for a seamstress is to create bespoke outfits.  Working together with a client,  we can discuss different fabric options and designs, afterwards sending out swatches and pattern ideas to create a truly one of a kind special occasion outfit; be it for a babies christening, a flower girl dress or a page boy outfit.

We have  extensive back catalogue of original children's sewing patterns from the past seventy years and the ability to source range of beautiful fabrics, from silks, satins, Liberty Prints, corduroys and linens.  


What sort of fabrics do you use

We specialise in official Liberty of London prints, high quality cottons, linens and Silk Dupion.  


Can I provide my own fabric?

Absolutely. There is a standard charge of £50 for the construction of a girls dress, but this can increase depending on your design and choice of embellishments. Please get in touch for more details. 


Can I return my order?

Here at The Little Cloth Shop I pride myself on customer service, and I do all in my power to ensure customer satisfaction.

However if you are unhappy with your purchase you can return or exchange non customised items up to 14 Days after the delivery date.

Items must be unworn and in the same condition in which they were sent. I am unable to refund or exchange bespoke items