Petit Artiste is all about style and function. What's the point of a beautiful dress if a child can't run in it and get it dirty? All of my items are machine washable! ALL! They all have subtle details to them and are made to endure. I think handmade has become synonyms with "cheaply made" at least to the main stream but anyone who has ever picked up a sewing needle or even looked at a pattern know that time and thought goes into each item. Details are stitched with care.
I want my pieces to be known for their quality, you're not gonna find these items at Target! Though I do love Target! So build your child's wardrobe with pieces that you like too. Let them pick out their outfits and cringe less when it actually matches!