The Winter Water Factory

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The designs from the US’s Winter Water Factory appeal to me on a number of levels. They are simple yet detailed. They are modern yet have retro flair. There are lots of designs suitable for either boys or girls and the colour palette is sublime – I love pale blue teamed with red, and the coral and the deep blue used as a base for a couple of the t-shirt designs is different and refreshing.

The Winter Water Factory collection includes printed t-shirts and onesies as well as a range of patterned t-shirts and dresses. Looking at a printed and a patterned tee side by side, you might mistakenly think that they are each from different designers. But somehow, the detail and the simplicity, the colours and the retro feel of the patterns make the collection cohesive.

So pretty are the patterns, that the Winter Water Factory has made fabric available by the yard. I wish I was a sewer because the Cartwheel and Juneleaf patterns are fabulous. I will just have to be content with one of the patterned long sleeved tees or summer dresses for my daughter – the simple A-line dresses look perfect for active girls, the prettiness is in the pattern.

There is a large range of tees and onesies featuring printed designs. Little boys will love the crane and the fire truck and there is a groovy guitar for something a bit different. For little girls, the village and spring bird designs are beautiful and the unisex ice-cream truck in pale blue and red is cool.

Dresses are US$53 and patterned long sleeve tees are US$42. Tees featuring a design range from US$30-$36. Fortunately for Australian customers, My Messy Room is now stocking some of the Winter Water Factory range. The ‘Big and Small’, ‘Birdhouse’, ‘Short and Tall’ and ‘Crane’ designs are available as tees or onesies and have just arrived at My Messy Room. Both onesies and tees are $39.95.

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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