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Last Call + Sale and New Sizing Chart!

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard
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Last Call + Updated Sale section!

As the summer season starts to wind down, we are feeling a time for change & renewal here at Simone’s Rose. It’s an opportunity to take a look at some of our Signature collection styles & give them a little makeover with updated details or maybe even lay them to rest. We’ve rounded up some of these styles in a new LAST CALL section in our shop. You’ll find some of these pieces are our last in stock and are also in our updated SALE section! We’ll be keeping LAST CALL items around until the end of August-ish or until they sell out and after that, they’ll be gone - making way for other styles or fresh updates. We know some of these are popular favourites so now’s your chance if you’ve been coveting them!

Sakae wrap skirt  - last in stock now on sale! (Size XL or 33” to 35/36” waist)

Sakae wrap skirt - last in stock now on sale! (Size XL or 33” to 35/36” waist)

Make way for our NEW sizing chart!

For the past few months we’ve been working on an update to our sizing chart and we are so excited to finally include size 3XL in our standard size range. We have also decided to keep Custom Sizing as an option as we know that all bodies are unique and we don’t all fit perfectly into a size chart. We want to be as body inclusive as possible and to us, that means being able to accommodate for all body types by cutting garments to your measurements when that is what is required. When possible, we will also include the option of Petite, Regular or Tall for length options. We know we have a lot of work to do to be more inclusive but we are always here to listen and take on changes when it’s possible, so if you have any hesitation or questions due to sizing, etc - please do reach out and contact us with your concerns!

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A note on updated sizing….

All styles going forward will be cut to reflect our new sizing. You may find a few changes compared to our previous sizing chart so we suggest double checking your measurements against our NEW sizing chart. Sale items that are LAST IN STOCK reflect our previous sizing - the corresponding size chart is included in each listing for reference. Still not sure? Contact us with your measurements and we’ll help guide you in choosing the right size for your desired fit.

Happy summer! XO Michelle

Summer Pop-Up!

Studio News, Local eventsMichelle Maynard

Hello WINNIPEG / MANITOBA! Guess what - we’re popping up with some really cool vendors! Saturday, June 22nd we’ll be joining a crew of vintage, thrifted and eco-friendly vendors at the Bronx park community centre from 9am - 2pm. There will be a farmer’s market outside as well so we suggest you set your alarm clock, grab your re-usable shopping bags and come down for a day of joyous shopping.

Check out the list of vendors below and bring a friend! XO M

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Introducing Joella - Ethically crafted with comfort in mind

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

We are so excited to finally launch Joella, our new “go to” piece, available in a combination of 5 different fabrics / colours. Available in all natural fibres like linens, organic cotton & an organic cotton, hemp blend - we think you’ll love this piece to wear from work to play on beautiful spring and summer days. Joella is ethically crafted in our designer studio (in Winnipeg, Manitoba - Canada) and designed with sustainability in mind.

Joella is available in blouse length in all available colours. We’ve also created a tunic length option - available in our Soft Rust & Natural organic cotton / hemp & in our Crisp White organic cotton crepe.


Shot on “Real Models” - just for you! We choose to shoot our pieces on ladies that represent a different array of sizes & body types so that you can make an informed choice on selecting your size. Still not sure what size to pick? Please contact us with your measurements & we’ll help guide you in choosing the right size. Model measurements are listed in the description of each listing to help guide you as well (and pssst - we’re always looking for models of all sizes and backgrounds! Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer for a fun photoshoot!)

OH hello March!

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

March is finally here, and while it really feels like Spring is still a long way off, we couldn't help but release a small collection of beautiful garments that can transition from season to season, year after year. 

Our organic cotton & hemp  Marilla  dress is  the  frock that will inspire your plans for days at the beach, walks on boardwalks with chilled coffee in hand and dates with someone that makes you feel special.

Our organic cotton & hemp Marilla dress is the frock that will inspire your plans for days at the beach, walks on boardwalks with chilled coffee in hand and dates with someone that makes you feel special.

Our new collection of jersey knit styles

A little bit pretty & sassy, a lot of cozy and plenty of usefulness for your every day life.  

Our BeckyB mock wrap dress is cut to flatter all figure types & our Bardot top can be your new "I feel pretty" top.  (Have you seen the movie?!  It really is so good!) 

We've also introduced a couple of new loungewear pieces!  Stella & James are cut from a super soft Organic cotton & Lyocell like our Pearl Boyfriend tee.  Wear these pieces to bed, on a Friday night in or wear them out and about.  Either way, you know you'll be comfortable, look good & feel good about wearing ethically made garments.

Our Sasha tunic tank & Simple Reversible tank are now available in Rust, Slate Gray, Black & Heather Gray

Last but certainly not least, our  Glenn wrap top  is a great transitional piece for all seasons. Not gonna lie, I'm already hooked on mine! Available in Rust, Heather Gray, Black and Slate Gray as shown.  In other news: We'll be introducing new linen & organic cotton/hemp pieces as the month progresses! Hint: How do you like this gorgeous stripe for an easy to wear dress or spring jacket?!  As always, please feel free to  contact us  with your inquiries or custom requests!  Yours truly, Michelle

Last but certainly not least, our Glenn wrap top is a great transitional piece for all seasons. Not gonna lie, I'm already hooked on mine! Available in Rust, Heather Gray, Black and Slate Gray as shown.

In other news: We'll be introducing new linen & organic cotton/hemp pieces as the month progresses! Hint: How do you like this gorgeous stripe for an easy to wear dress or spring jacket?!

As always, please feel free to contact us with your inquiries or custom requests!

Yours truly, Michelle

The Garment Life & spring update

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

With spring around the corner - we have lots on the agenda & can’t wait to share our new collection. It’s coming soon - we promise! We recently had so much fun & success with The Garment Life & the Wildcard Pop-up. So much so that it has kept us super duper busy and so our Spring launch has been delayed a little bit. Stay tuned in to what’s happening with Simone’s Rose by signing up to our Newsletter ! We also love connecting with you on Instagram - so swing on by and say hello! XO M

Morgan from The Garment - wearing our Simple Reversible tank. Shop it  here.

Morgan from The Garment - wearing our Simple Reversible tank. Shop it here.

Prairie Bound

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard
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We've got news!

Simone's Rose is shaking things up & we are headed to the beautiful Canadian prairies.  
We're prairie bound!  We'll be making our move at the end of September but it is business as usual in the meantime.  Check out some of the happenings below - September is shaping up to be a busy month!  

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End of season sale

Shop our last in stock items from our small batch production!  We're clearing out stock to lighten our load & to put beautiful handmade goods in your closets. 

INLAND FW18

SEPTEMBER 21- 22
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134 Peter Street, Toronto
Friday 3 - 9pm + Saturday 11am - 7pm    

Free Admission    

 

Destash Sale

Love our fabrics?  Love to sew?!  Get in on the fun & grab some of our beautiful textiles for your fall sewing projects!  We're hosting an Instagram Destash sale at:  SR_DESTASH on Saturday, Sep. 8 at 10am ET.  

Chit Chat with Lisa Kisch / And Sew On

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Hello lovelies!   I recently sat down with Lisa Kisch, from the popular YouTube channel And Sew On.  We talked about what its like being a designer and how I came to start my business, the fabrics I use and I threw in some tips on sewing, machinery & pattern making!  

If you're a "sewcialist", you'll love Lisa's content and channel!  AND there's a little giveaway happening because I couldn't resist handing over some of my personal fabric stash to share with Lisa's viewers.  Check out the videos (yes, there's 2 videos because we couldn't stop the chatter!) - Part 1 here and Part 2 here.   Don't mind my messy studio either - its where I work so, things get messy!  ;)  To win the giveaway(s) you'll have to subscribe to Lisa's channel / follow Simone's Rose on Instagram and comment on one of the videos + the post on my Instagram with the photo shown below.  Good luck!  

OH!  And there's a Simone's Rose discount code in it for you too!  Check out Lisa's video notes to discover the code & check out our shop!  :)  

XO M

Follow Simone's Rose on  Instagram !  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  

Follow Simone's Rose on Instagram!  That's where I'm the most active & share my day to day 'quiet' adventures + musings on running a small business & life in general.  

MAKERS NORTH - JUNE 2, 2018

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Hello lovelies!  Check out our next event:  MAKERS NORTH!  If you're in the Northern Ontario area on June 2nd, 2018 - you'll want to SAVE THE DATE and join us for this wonderful event in Sudbury, Ontario.  

We'll have a limited amount of London Jumpsuits!  Feel free to contact us to reserve or request your size to try on!  

All of our garments are made by hand & made with love.  Come by on June 2nd and check them out in person!  

Last but not least - we'll have some brand new Milk tees with gorgeous Japanese prints.  See you there!  xoxo 

Simone's Rose X Inland

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Save the date!  Come by & check out our work in person.   Ethically, handmade womenswear made right here in Toronto, ON Canada.  Over 70 designers will be showcasing their work at Inland this coming weekend.  Shop till you drop because #madeincanada matters!  

Check out our event page here for more detailed info.  

Stripes & Brights

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

New in shop to get your mind off winter and into spring!  Check out our new Rayna stripe wrap skirt inspired by the Heartland & Mango yellow bow pocket tee.  Fresh goods rolling in through March & new spring / summer collection arriving early April.  Stay tuned by signing up to our newsletter!  Subscribe box to the side! >>>>>>>>>>>>

Bow pocket tee in Mango Yellow bamboo featherweight jersey.  Click it to shop it! 

Rayna skirt & Bow pocket tee = the perfect pair

Rayna wrap skirt in organic cotton & hemp.  Click it to shop it! 

Petite Pouches for a Petit cause

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Introducing... Petite Pouches - with a cause! 

New to our product line, we recently had so much fun making these sweet little pouches for the The Shoebox Project / Opération boîte à chaussures, we decided to make some more! 
 If you've been following us on Instagram you'll know that our little senior pooch Simon aka Le Petit Simon had to have some major dental surgery. Simon is recovering slowly but surely thank goodness!!!

Simon recovering from having 26 teeth removed!  

Hefty vet bills are well known to many of you I'm sure so it'll be no surprise for you to know that it is a big expense for a small business owner to shoulder.  Having said that, I have something to offer!  I make stuff! :) Its getting close to the holidays & you're gift shopping - check out our Petite Pouches and consider purchasing one as a gift or stocking stuffer!  All proceeds from the sale of our pouches go towards covering Simon's vet bill. Lets just say we have to sell about 100 pouches to cover the costs. Anything above and beyond will be donated to the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary! Through the month of December Simone's Rose is also donating 5% of sales to the Esther Sanctuary.

Japanese double gauze cotton with Green Bears! 

Each pouch is handmade in our studio in Toronto, Ontario. They are fully lined and soft as can be with an inner layer of batting to give them structure. They can be shipped anywhere in the world & come gift wrapped. Need to send it to a friend as a gift? We'll take care of the gift wrapping and include a personal note from you! 

Dots & things - a pot pourri of options!  

In the details:
**Each pouch is MINI & measures approx. 4.5" x 3" x 2.75" 
**Cost: $20 (USD/CND at par) 
**Shipping: $2.50 (actual cost varies between $8-$15)
**Total cost: $22

Interested in ordering? Contact us with: Your choice of pouch (see our Facebook album of options here),  your mailing address (or if you prefer to pick up in Toronto let us know), whether you need gift wrapping / gift note, etc.  We'll reply with method of payment and total, etc.  OR simply purchase through our Etsy shop.

Cute little blue bears - now available in our ETSY shop!

Special requests also accepted!  Contact us for details.  Thanks so much to everyone who already purchased a pouch and wished us well - truly appreciated! XOXO

Bonjour Lundi!

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Save 20% in our online shop with code WHOMADEMYCLOTHES // exp. 12/15/16 - min. $50 purchase.

Shop our new collection & save with our brand new promo code!  Enter code WHOMADEMYCLOTHES at checkout and receive 20% off your entire order when purchasing a minimum of $50usd.  As a bonus we'll be sending our loyal newsletter subscribers a surprise gift worth $15cnd on all orders purchased between Nov. 25th - 28th.  Haven't signed up yet?!  Click the link HERE & join the movement!  Receive updates on new collections and exclusive sales, gifts & promo codes.  

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**Discount not applicable on custom design / custom fabric orders

Shoebox Project

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Have you heard of this wonderful initiative?  Click the image to visit the Shoebox Project website! 

Every year we like to organize an event where we can give back.  We had so much fun putting gift boxes together for the Shoebox Project last year, why not do it again!  On Friday, November 25th, Simone's Rose will be hosting a girl's night along with Sew Be It Studio & With Love Lingerie to wrap some shoe boxes and fill them with goodies for women in need who are living in shelters here in Ontario.  
The Shoebox project is a woman's run initiative started to bring a smile to ladies stuck in unfortunate circumstances and we are really excited to contribute to this project.  Please take some time to check out their website and consider making your own shoebox! 
If you want to contribute to our efforts, we are accepting donations to purchase (or items such as...) socks, toques, mitts, toothbrushes, public transportation tokens & gift cards. 
Deadline to drop off Shoeboxes at local shelters is early to mid December so we are happy to also accept items or shoeboxes until this date to drop off at nearby shelters.  
Please contact us if you'd like more info! (michelle@simonesrose.com)

MAKEOLOGY - Hamilton, Ontario

Studio NewsMichelle Maynard

Come out & play!  Visit us at Hamilton's MAKEOLOGY event - Nov. 19th, 2016 / 11-5pm

JOIN US! For some of the best holiday shopping this season. The first 50 guests will receive a bag full of swag!


When?
Saturday November 19th from 11am to 5pm

Where?
Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology
900 Woodward Ave.   Hamilton, Ontario / Canada

How much?
$3, children under 12 free (cash only at the door)

Parking
There is $3 onsite parking available, proceeds go towards preserving the National Historic Site.

Free parking and shuttle off of Brampton St.

ATM
There is no ATM on site; however, most vendors accept credit cards. We strongly recommend bringing cash to avoid disappointment.

See ya there!