My first handmade top from Made by Cece

When I received an email from Cecilia Doyle, dressmaker offering to send me an item of clothing from her shop, I just couldn’t resist! I’ve never had handmade clothing before. And I’m excited to support a fellow business mom. With that in mind, I went through the clothing and fabric choices on her website, Made by Cece – clothing with personality.


You get the choice of fabric and design. Cecilia can add breastfeeding panels into any of her tops or dresses which she does not charge extra to do. Her designs are priced per design rather than per size which makes shopping easy as you know exactly what the prices are. She has clothing for women, men, children & insuline pump belts.


After having a good nose around the site, I decided to go with a top called Siv which retails at 50 euros. I also had my choice of fabrics, I copied an example on Cecilia’s website. The Siv top has pockets and a lovely big collar.


It arrived wrapped nicely in tissue paper. My first impressions were how soft the fabric is, how well made it looks and that it smells freshly washed! I checked with Cecelia and she prewashes all fabrics which ensures that any shrinking or warping occurs before the clothes are made!