I stumbled across today’s guest courtesy of Pinterest, and have been a follower ever since. Celina Bailey is the author of the children’s style blog Petit a Petit, a writer for La Petite Magazine, the Mother of 2 precious little ones, and most recently started a new blog where she showcases her own clothing designs and tutorials called Let’s Do Sew.
Did I mention she also has her own clothing line at Mini Bulles…
Seriously, this woman is amazing! So be sure to hop on over to her brand new blog Let’s Do Sew and start following along.
Now, let’s see what her children have designed for KIDS…
This weekend, I pulled out the drawings and asked him to choose which he wanted me to make, he stuck to his first T-shirt and the first pair of pants he drew as well. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to reproduce his drawings, all I knew is that I wanted it to be as close to his original sketch as possible. Since his drawing was actual size, I grabbed some freezer paper and traced the drawing out and I knew I wanted to add a little texture so I grabbed some felt and cut out the planes. First I sewed the planes on, then I ironed my freezer paper to my t-shirt. I had to sew the front and back, as well as the sleeves first, since the design spread out onto the sleeves, leaving the side unstitched to make my life a little easier. I doubled my thread and sewed over the freezer paper to reproduce the illustration exactly, well almost! I have all the details over at Let’s do sew, if you’d like to know more!
As for the jogging pants, I just used some fabric maker and tried to reproduce his drawing the best I could.
At first I was going to paint the dots and stripes and then I remembered I had just bought some sequins at the dollar store from the craft section, they were perfect and came in multiple colors. I sewed up the t-shirt and then with the help of the kids ( they handed me the sequins), I sewed on, by hand, every little dot. As for the leggings, I cut up my fabric and with some fabric makers I drew some random lines across the leg, I love how uneven they are.
Celina – those are so inspiring, and exactly what I was thinking we would get a whole lot more of for KIDS. You put so much time and work into creating each piece, your children must be thrilled to see their creations come to life! I love both outfits, so inspiring!!! Thank you again so much for being here!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…