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Our Fabric Bases

Have you ever taken a look at our shop or have seen our preorders and wondered what all of the different options are? Before I started sewing, I knew minimal about different types of fabric, now I am a fabric encyclopedia! I love learning about fabric bases, and getting to use different bases in my shop. I'm going to give you a run down of our most popular fabric bases we use here at Pretty Plum Boutique, so you can make a clothing purchase that fits your needs!  Cotton Spandex Our most popular base, cotton spandex fabric, also known as cotton elastane or cotton Lycra, is a stretchy material that combines the natural breathability and softness of cotton with the...

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Sustainable Children's Clothing: Why it Matters and How to Choose It

Sustainable Children's Clothing: Why it Matters and How to Choose It As parents, we want the best for our children. This includes their clothing, which not only serves the practical purpose of keeping them warm and comfortable, but also helps to express their personality and style. However, as the global environmental crisis deepens, it's becoming increasingly clear that the way we produce and consume clothing is not sustainable. Fast fashion, in particular, is known for its high social and environmental costs, from labour exploitation to pollution and waste. So, as conscious consumers, what can we do to make a difference? One answer is to choose sustainable children's clothing. The easiest way to do this is to shop small businesses who...

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Stylish Mom Clothes That Are Practical

Stylish Mom Clothes That Are Practical Being a mom can be busy enough. Add on picking your outfits everyday, you probably end up gravitating towards the same black leggings and a shirt day after day. I know for me personally, getting ready in the mornings and putting on something other than leggings and a tank top makes me feel more productive and puts me in a better mood! Mom clothes can be stylish without sacrificing comfort! They can also be functional, and practical for everyday wear, while still feeling a bit more put together than usual.  Women's Hoodies Who doesn't love a good hoodie? Move over frumpy, oversized hoodies! Move in our beautiful hoodies! Our hoodies are made with buttery soft...

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Gender Neutral Clothing Colours

Gender Neutral Clothing Colours Something I am often asked at shows when people are buying gifts is what is gender neutral since they don't know what they are having yet. Neutral clothes have been on trend and it's easy to see why! These adorable colours go with EVERYTHING and are perfect for any baby! Gender neutral clothes are great for those who want something not specific as well. Neutral clothes also make the perfect coming out outfit photos, baby announcements and just lounging around the house.  Gender neutral includes colours like  whiteivorybeigetaupeblacktangrey caramel  and varying shades of each of these! There is so many possibilities.  When buying gifts I have had a lot of people say that they aren't sure...

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Kids Craft Ideas

Kids Craft Ideas  Something about letting kids get creative that is just so much fun to watch! It has been amazing watching my kids grow up and their craft abilities evolve. I remember how much I loved crafts as a kid. My mom got this book of crafts when I was a kid called "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions" and to me as a kid it was the coolest! I still have the book to this day and I love doing the same crafts I did as a kid with my own kids. You can still grab the book here on Amazon! When I am not using that book, I am on Pinterest which has SO many amazing craft...

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