Damselfly, my Top Pick from the Spirit of Summer fair, make the most exquisite dresses and skirts for girls aged 2 to 12 years.
Inspired by early 20th century vintage style, these handmade creations are made out of beautiful silks of every sort, hand dyed in a palette of delicious sorbet colours (think: eau de nil and shell pink) and embellished with fine details. These elegant clothes are sustainable and environmentally friendly - organic cloth is used where possible, and everything is made in Shropshire, using the 'whole garment' system so that seamstresses work on one piece from start to finish to ensure consistently high quality.
Damselfly's clothes conjour up a Midsummer Night's Dream, Swan Lake and John Singer Sargent's 'Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose'. These dresses are for special occasions, but your little Peaseblossoms and swan princesses may insist on wearing them all the time (cute with wellies, no?).