Meet The Makers

About the Brand:

Bijou Sauvage’s custom fabrics and retro dress designs for girls toe the line between delicate and wild, honoring the radically free spirit of childhood. Twice each month, the Texas-based designers hand-create artwork and patterns, then expertly tailor the wearable textile art into fully washable, made-for-play girls’ dresses and rompers in styles reminiscent of 1930s and 1940s America. Every element in each Made-in-the-USA capsule collection is meticulously selected and crafted to celebrate education, diversity, beauty, resilience, and joy. Bijou Sauvage is dedicated to raising girls to be strong, confident, world-changers, one unique girls’ dress at a time. Available in sizes 1-12. For more information, please visit bijousauvageclothier.com

About Kristen Dascal:

A fine arts graduate from the University of Texas and mom to four, Bijou Sauvage co-founder Kristen Dascal combines her love of Hepburn-esque vintage silhouettes with modern color theory to bring a refreshing twist to girlswear. From paper sketches to luxurious and vibrant custom-printed fabrics, to the final retro-leaning girls’ dresses and rompers, Kristen carefully balances nostalgia with trends, creating entirely exquisite yet perfectly durable garments for young girls. No matter what project she takes on, Kristen’s ability to reconcile art with function shines through. 

About Tammy Barnett:

Texas native, former gemologist for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Bijou Sauvage co-founder, Tammy Barnett transforms the curiosity cabinets of old into wearable, washable, kid-friendly dresses and rompers. A lifelong collector and mom to one, Tammy’s fascination with fabric and one-of-a-kind garments inspires her to source unique high-end cotton, voile, wool, and bamboo textiles which serve as the canvas for Bijou Sauvage’s custom-printed patterns. Tammy’s background in gemology and natural science allows her to integrate fresh, scientific themes into the company’s garments, offering a welcomed shift in the industry’s perspective on girls’ fashion.