Hi! I'm Jesi, the owner, designer and head seamstress at Hip Violet!
When my oldest daughter Violet started eating solids, I was so frustrated with having to change her clothes after every meal despite the tiny bib she was wearing that I busted out my dusty sewing machine, tried to remember all the lessons my Grandma Ginny had taught me, and started making my own. Soon friends and family were requesting them, and I started my Etsy shop in 2008.
I started offering Special Needs bibs a few years ago and my customers love them! There large size and absorbent cotton front help keep clothes dry, and my fabric choices are great for older kids who need a bib but want more adult prints.
A note about my shop name: when my daughter Violet was 6 months old, she was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. Over the next year, she had to undergo several surgeries and spent a total of 6 months in a full body cast. Again at age 7 she had another surgery and another 6 weeks in a body cast (not QUITE as easy as when she was a baby!). However today you would never guess that this running, jumping, horse-loving 12 year old ever had a problem. She was always so sweet and positive through the whole thing - she is my inspiration!
Thanks for visiting and happy shopping!