Meet Our... Baby Clothes Designer - Ruby Owl
Posted on 19 September 2016
Tell us how you got into making baby clothes?
A: I love babies! I have six children myself and loved all the cute baby wear. So I decided to make some clothes when my third child turned two and here I am nine years later and still loving all things baby wear.
How do you come up with the designs you make?
A: I get inspiration from all sorts of places including baby photos, designer books and the world around me. For me it’s all about the fabrics and I do enjoy sourcing new and beautiful fabrics from all over the world.
I found I had a passion for making beautiful baby wear and the sewing just became easier.
What is your background in sewing – where did you learn?
A: I’m a self-taught sewer. When I first got started I had limited experience but felt inspired to be more self-sustainable when dressing my own children. Then I found I had a passion for making beautiful baby wear and the sewing just became easier.
What have you learnt about your business along the way?
A: I've learnt to believe in myself and what I love. My business has grown every year and I get great feedback, so it's just nice to know that people love my clothes as much as I do.
Tell us about your new brand/products?
A: I just finished making a range of baby leggings with matching shirts for winter which are fun and practical. I am now looking at bringing in some new fabrics for spring which I will offer in a new reversible pinafore ‘crop top’ design which I have not done before. They will be really versatile and great for spring and summer.
A day on Clarkes beach with the kids is always a favourite.
Where’s your favourite place to go in Byron Bay?
A: I love all of Byron Bay, but particularly the beach. A day on Clarkes beach with the kids is always a favourite. If I’m on my own I do love shopping in Byron too and the light house walk is amazing.
What’s your favourite time of year in the shire?
A: I do love summer. Being from Canada originally I loved getting away from the winter chills and although the Australian winter is nowhere near as cold as the Canadian winter the long hot summers days are definitely my favourite.