tatty tess has, from the very beginning, taken inspiration from the magic & nostalgia of childhood books. Tessa’s favourite ’70’s childhood reading matter and illustrations have notably influenced the feel of her designs – the crisp frocks & aprons of Milly Molly Mandy, the flora and fauna of the English countryside described by BB in The Little Grey Men, the delicate colours of Flower Fairy skirts, and of course the no nonsense ‘airtex and shorts’ practicality of a day on the beach with Blyton’s Famous Five.
So we are delighted to bringing our latest collection to the wonderful Wealden Literary Festival 2018.
this summer the collection includes one-off pieces made from beautiful fabrics including Liberty lawns, vintage prints, swiss voile, linens & soft denim.
tatty tess designs value simple, wearable comfort & lasting quality. flippy skirts, yoga style trousers, sundresses, shorts & reversible tops all feature the nostalgic & quirky style that is the tatty tess signature.
each piece is designed & made by Tessa Teichman-Derville in her home workshop in the Weald of Kent. prices range from £10 for hairbands to £55 for bespoke party dresses. off-the-peg sales sizes 6-12m to 9-10y, though commissions of all sizes are taken.
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