Cleaning up – CLOSED

We cleaned up our wardrobe a couple of days ago, separating them into different piles. The supposedly easy task turned out to be not that easy! Some clothes are of course easy to be put away. Store-bought clothes who were ripped, stained, or damaged beyond repair, they were put together to be thrown away later after I saved all the buttons, zippers, or everything else that could be saved from them. There were also store bought clothes who have became too small, we saved them to be brought to the thrift store later.

The hardest part was all the damaged, but handmade clothes, especially Sidra’s. There was no other way but to throw them away, but it really broke my heart to have to rip all the buttons off of them. I know every details of these clothes, every reason why I decided to make them, and every memories making them and then presenting them to Sidra. His reaction to them, where and when he wore them, and how fast he then outgrew them.

It’s the first time I have to do something like these. It kinda hurts, but I guess it is a part of life. That everything will come to an end.

Now, now, that’s some deep philosophical talk about some clothes. Clothes are just clothes. When they’re not good anymore, we don’t wear them again. I’m trying to accept that.

That left me with Sidra’s handmade clothes who are too small but still in good condition. I couldn’t throw them away, but I also don’t have the heart to bring them to the thrift store. What am I supposed to do with them?

A giveaway!

I hope by giving them away, they will have another chance to be worn and hopefully loved by another little boy somewhere in the world. However, I’m sorry that I can’t cover the shipping fee for these items, because they were a bit too much for all of these. I will combine shipping fee if you want more than one item.

Please click the number to read the sewing post on these items:
(1), (2) jacket only, (3) jacket only, (4) shirt only, (5), (6), (7), (8)
All clothes are in good condition with (5) winter cape may need laundering. Additionally, (8) collarless suit was only worn once and in a very good condition.

update: All is taken now. Thank you to Mary P., Kelley G., Marilyn, and ad!

These clothes will fit a boy with these measurements: height: 100-110 cm, bust: 58 cm, waist: 51 cm, and hip: 60 cm. So, if you have or know a little boy with these measurements and you would like to have these items, please leave a comment stating which one you’d like to have. I will then contact you for shipping details and fee.

If you have a Krrb account, you can also visit my corner here to see all the stuff and contact me there. Krrb is a place to buy, sell, trade, borrow or give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. I found it via Burdastyle.

That’s all! For now, I guess… because next year I might have to do something like this again (T_T)


  • Yes, I will ship anywhere as long as as airmail can reach them.
  • For shipping, I use regular airmail. Shipping fee is 8 USD for first item and 4 USD for each additional item. Payment is by Paypal.
  • Items will be given to first person who wants them (by commenting here or in my Krrb corner). If the person cancels or doesn’t respond back within 24 hours, I will pass the item to the next one. Sorry for the time limit, I can’t hold an item too long as I need to clean up the space as soon as possible!
  • Thank you again!

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    Hi Novita!
    It’s no 7 the only one left, aye? do you remember that I heart that piece for myself? 😀 (clue: our ‘Benjamin Button’ chat).
    OK, for real, if it’s still available my I ask for my loved one? (not sure if I met your requirements, I’m just being spontaneous)


  • Marilyn

    Thank you Novita!!! You are so awesome!! : )

  • It broke my heart when I read :I know every details of these clothes, every reason why I decided to make them, and every memories making them and then presenting them to Sidra. His reaction to them, where and when he wore them,

    You still have those memories with you, you have done the wonderful things for him and for another boy.

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you for such sweet words! I guess beautiful memories worth even more than the clothes 🙂

  • That’s so sweet of you. That’s a gesture I should file away when my niece and nephew outgrows the handknits and crochet pieces I made them. 🙂

  • mia

    this is such a great idea, and a great way to make others happy with ur clothes that were made with much love! too bad i don’t have a boy!

  • Marilyn

    Hi Novita!!
    I am probably too late, but if #4 shirt is still available I would love to have it for my little man! I think that is the only thing available?! How sweet of you to do this!!! 🙂

  • Anna

    Ooh! No 2 and 3 look fantastic! And they would look great on my little girl :), but I’m a bit late though… Very nice with a giveaway! Hope they fit the lucky winners!

  • lisa

    such absolutely adorable clothes!

    my son is 22 years old and i still remember giving away the little things i made for him. i gave them to a friend with a little boy a couple of years younger, and it made me smile every time i saw him in my son’s handmade clothes 🙂

    • verypurpleperson

      That must be a lovely feeling, Lisa. I can imagine it now 🙂

  • These are so cute! There will be some lucky kids who receive these!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! I hope they will love the clothes 🙂

  • Oh, I think I am a litle too late.
    I felt in love with nº6 the hawaiian shirt for my little boy and the hot spanish summer!!!
    Let me please know if the other interested people change their minds *hope so*
    many greetings,

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Sylvia!
      I’m sorry that the shirt has just been taken. Thank you so much for the interest 🙂

  • Mary P.

    Hi Novita.
    Are you able to post to London, UK?
    Can I have 1 and 5 please?

  • Irma

    Mbak Novita,

    If you allow me, I’d like to have the Number 2,3 and 8. My son will look stylish on these. Are you able to ship these to Jakarta?


    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Irma!
      Thank you for the interest!
      However, the ones that you want have been taken. I’m so sorry!

  • You are going to make mayne little boys happy with your giveaway. What a lovely thing you are doing.

  • Jun

    Oh ya. I forgot about no 4. It would be perfect for my boy to wear to my sister in law’s wedding in March. 🙂
    Let me know if u are able to ship to Malaysia.

  • Jun

    I know how you feel. I always feel heavy hearted to throw those clothes that worn by my kids.
    I love all of the above, they look so cute!
    Wonder if you are able to ship to Malaysia?
    I would like to have 6,7,8.

  • what a loving way to pass down your creations!
    I love them all, but since my little one is a girl,,, I’d love the 2 and 3 🙂 🙂 🙂 let me know if you’d ship to the us as well 😉

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Haruna,
      I still wait from Kelley (the first commenter) who also wants number 2 and 3. I will contact your email later if she cancelled. I’d ship anywhere reached by airmail 🙂

  • omg, how i wish i have a little boy!!!

    • verypurpleperson

      Aww thank you! 🙂

  • Kelley G.

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!
    My youngest Son would fit those perfect! I really really love 2,3,6and 8 any or all would be loved and passed on to someone who will also love them! Let me know if this is good, and if you will ship to the US?

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Kelley, I’ve just sent you an email 🙂