We are delighted to be welcoming Red Butterfly to exhibit for the first time at The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair on Sunday 31st July. Offering unique and beautifully hand-smocked frocks and outfits for babies, girls and boys, Red Butterfly was founded by Maria Bitonte and came to life after she had her own baby girl. Maria's mother made her little granddaughter a hand-smocked embroidered dress and every time she wore it, mothers would ask where she got it.
Maria says 'sewing was a way of life for my mother. As a young woman in Argentina, she used to make beautiful dresses. In the evenings we would sit and watch my mother sew and soon I learned how to do it. It is disheartening to think that this beautiful and treasured technique of dressmaking has almost disappeared in our busy modern day life. I adore the smocking technique and I love the idea that my little girl will grow up wearing smocked dresses as my sisters and I did. Perpetuating skills and traditions in a world where everything tends to be mass produced is at the heart of what we do'.
For more information visit the Red Butterfly website and follow on Facebook but don't forget you will be able to visit and see before you buy at The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair on 31st July.