My name is Lois and I established my handmade baby clothes boutique in 2009 as an online boutique offering luxury hand knitted baby clothes. I was taught to knit by my mum at the age of 8 and within just a couple of years I was knitting and sewing baby clothes for my baby cousins. 20 years and many many balls of wool later…I set up Handmade Baby Classics, newly re-launched in 2022 as Dot & Lizzi.
My Nana (Dot) and my mum (Lizzi) were key in my learning how to knit and sew. They were my initial inspiration and taught me so much. For many years I would turn to my mum to sort out my dropped stitches in my knitting. My mum continues to knit and sew and continues to inspire me. During the lockdowns, mum and I kept connected by participating in our first ever knit along and crochet along, sharing photos of our progress. It was a great way to feel connected during isolation.
I design all my knitwear myself to create timeless designs offering superior comfort and fit. Since having my first baby, I became more and more aware of the lack of classic knitted cardigans and accessories available on the market, along with a lack of comfortable trousers that didn’t restrict my son’s movement, and set about making clothes for my son’s wardrobe. My designs have been much admired when out and about at the local baby groups and it has been my passion to create comfortable clothing that lets babies be babies.
I make my range of baby clothes from high quality natural yarns and fabrics for ultimate comfort and these are finished with natural shell buttons. Most of my knitted designs feature my signature ‘comfort fit’ design with no seams at the sides, raglans or neck for the most comfortable fit for baby. I thoroughly check all garments to ensure they meet my own exacting standards before sending items out to you, to ensure the best quality for your baby.