Custom handmade heirloom clothing for children
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Sara Norris

This is where your dreams of “just the right heirloom piece” for your child’s special occasion come true!



With thirty years experience creating heirlooms, first for my own children and then for others, I have developed my own time honored techniques. It is always my desire to create a garment that will be worn time and time again, so I work to implement details that allow for growth.

You can be assured that only the finest of fabrics and trims are used. We use only 100% cotton Pima and Swiss batiste and French laces, as opposed to poly/cotton and nylon blends.

I discovered French sewing when my own children were very small, over 30 years ago.  My first heirloom pieces were made for my daughter, an Easter ensemble consisting of the dress, slip and bonnet, made entirely by hand and took 6 weeks to complete. When we walked into church on Easter morning, there was an audible gasp. I practically wept to think that my work could elicit such a response! Of course, my beautiful daughter played her part in that response!

After my own children outgrew my clothing, I created pieces for others and soon a business was born. A business born of a passion to dress children in beautiful handmade heirloom pieces for the “times of their lives”, whether it be holiday wear, weddings, christenings or portraits.

At Sara Norris Design,  I will work with you to create “just the right heirloom”  to make your child’s special occasion a magical moment and a memory to be cherished, a piece that can be worn over and over, and then, tucked away for future generations to be worn and loved all over again.

I believe that all children are precious gifts from God, to be loved, honored and protected.

And , of course, to be beautifully dressed.

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord”, Psalm 127:3