stall holder profile:
Haidee Neill from Miss Haidee

the market welcomes the very talented Miss Haidee to our September event. An eclectically beautiful, and refreshingly uncontrived children’s wear label, Miss Haidee imparts a unique style, and distinct quality to the design and construction of her range. Releasing small limited runs each season, for boys and girls, all lovingly made by hand. Cute models too! We’re very much looking forward to seeing her stall, in all it’s one off, vintage inspired glory, on Sept 5th...

When and why did your business begin?
The miss haidee label has been around for the last 6 years and has grown with my children as they have grown so naturally has my label. I have all ways made things to sell as some people may remember the hairclips I used to make ,that many a Hobart girl wore .. And apparently still do. I adore making children’s clothing as they are so into textiles and their appreciation of a dress is so transparent. I started the label in Byron Bay NSW but have recently moved back to Tasmania after 15 years away and I am finding the move very inspirational.

What are your creations inspired by?
I love fabrics its a medium you can really manipulate , it is endless with its possibilities. I don’t conform I love clashing fabrics mixing vintage floral with retro stripe and 80’s fluro , I have been sooo lucky as I brought a whole shop full of 70,s and 80.s fabrics from a haberdashery shop that closed down in Northern NSW hinterland. So I do have a fantastic supply. My studio is a world of inspiration, it is full of everything that pushes my creative buttons, 70”s craft books, fabrics. Trims, patterns my exquisite cutting table. Its my sanctuary and will never be neat it is all ways in a creative mess.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
Seeing the delight in children’s faces when they fall in love with one of my creations.

Favourite colours/materials to work with?
Florals. Cottons definitely as people dislike anything nylon or polyester even thou some of the best vintage/ retro patterns are so synthetic.

What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?
My signature vintage dress which is a work of art and looks great just hanging on a coat hanger on the wall.

Favourite piece you make?
My signature vintage dress.

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