Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall collection in progress


Sewing up M's own designs has been such a great experience. Mainly watching her eyes grow bigger and bigger when she sees her drawings come to life. We have used fabric from Bryan's mom and grandma's stashes. (As well as using their vintage patterns!) Making this all in all a free sewing experience.

The pieces that look more professional were sewn by Bryan's mom. She is an expert and offered her help. Thanks Grandma for the help, the fabric, and the patterns.














With a few more pieces to sew up....I'd better get sewing.

63 comments:

Camillitary said...

Holy . She is so cute and those clothes are awesome. My fave is the dress and scarf.

jodi said...

I am so excited to pick her up each morning so I can see what she's wearing. She's going to be the best dressed kid in the entire school.

Becky Sorenson said...

Pam - you are amazing! And Milli is so dang cute! My fav is the dress and scarf too. I just can't believe you made all those things.

lisa said...

I love it! ALL of it! If I dropped by a few of my ideas you think you could 'whip' them up too? aka-a tent with sleeves?

Mindy said...

She looks so darn cute. I love her little creative mind. And what a good mom to make all those clothes for her!

cathy said...

i love it!!! she is a designer in training!! she is going to look adorable....makes me think twice about uniforms!!

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Abbigail said...

She is so lovely. The clothes are adorable too. I love the bottom of the dotted dress, what did you use to make such a cool ruffle?
I really need to cut Kitty's hair, maybe it would look as cute as Milli's.

pamela said...

abbi, to make the ruffle i just cut the fabric like her picture, then sewed double fold bias tape along the hem.

lisa, you know i'd be happy to sew for you!

Jessie said...

i'm sew impressed.

Melinda said...

So cute! I wish I could sew. Milli is so lucky you have started teaching her so early.

Candy and Mike said...

She is soo cute. I love it.

emily said...

Pam, I love what you do. You are amazing. And your dad is cool too! I'm going to set up an appointment next time I am in town (October) and I am dead serious. Maybe we should plan a crafternoon.... I'm having too many ideas right now. We'll talk when they catch up with me.

By the way, we are coming up for a Chump reunion show, if you want to rock-n-roll on Oct. 10.

Morgen said...

You are such a good mom! I used to sew for my kids when they were little. You inspire me to be more creative and get out the sewing machine.

suzy said...

Both of you are so talented. Milli might have a future in design. The clothes are too cute.

Heather Carson said...

I just found your blog. I love the way you bring creativity into your home and pass it on to your kids. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina said...

Are you serious? Those outfits are amazing. I love your interpretation of her designs. It must have made her feel so good to design them and see them turn out into such cute things.

I don't think I can't get across how great I think these are.

The Foggy Knitter said...

She has a great eye for style, such a wonderful thing to do

Sabrina Famellos-Schmidt said...

I love this! You are the second person I know that is designing from a kid's drawings. I feel this truly breeds creativity. You rock!

janet said...

wow! could Milli design something for me? maybe we could do a swap!

jona said...

Amazing! She's definitely got the gift for design!

Crunchy Sews said...

I love them!

Anna said...

Beautiful! Her designs are charmingly translated. I appreciate your encouragement of creativity and envy your skills to bring things to life.

dmarmar said...

This is so great!

sarah k. said...

This is awesome! I'm so impressed, and now have a new resolution to do the same for my little girl.

amy said...

A friend of mine just posted this link and may I just say... it makes me SO happy!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration with your little one, and with the rest of us in the meantime.

Angela pillowhead said...

I found you through the Craftzine blog. I think this is absolutely amazing. :)

Angela pillowhead said...

I found you through the Craftzine blog. I think this is absolutely amazing. :)

Amy said...

found you via a random tweet which led me to the craftzine blog and so glad i did! this is fantastic! my kids and i collaborate on toys and cards and such. haven't made it around to clothes yet. will have to start planting seeds i guess :).

Missy Ann said...

Best Mom Ever!

greetingarts said...

I am utterly blown away. Have never come across your blog before today, but I don't think I'll be able to stop thinking about this for a long, long, time. To have your sewing talent is one thing, but to turn that into such a monumental thing for your daughter is another. You take the cake. I don't comment on others' blogs often, and usually never for people I'm not familiar with, but I had to make an exception. This project is incredibly inspiring.

Plum Texan said...

Love, love, love. This is so cool! You have inspired me to get to serious work on my sewing skills before I have kids. :) Best to you and Milli...happy kindergarten!

Jodi said...

wonderful!

HG said...

I found your blog and I have to say that this is the most inspiring project I have ever seen!! I too have a little girl (she's only 18 months now) but this has inspired me to keep her ideas in mind when creating things for her. Your interpretation of your daughter's ideas are incredible!

Angela said...

That looks like so much fun! Milli's designs are gorgeous!

Deliciously Girly said...

I saw this via CRAFT magazine. This is so sweet, and your daughter already has great taste and style! She's going to be the best-dressed girl in class. xD I love the polka-dot/striped scarf outfit best.

Jacqui said...

I love this idea, it's just inspired. I'm going to seriously consider trying this out with my four year old! Thanks for sharing and making me smile tonight :)

artbrat said...

I think this is one of the most amazing things I've seen someone do. What an incredible way to show her that her ideas are important and worthy. Not only have you made her one greatly dressed little girl, you've shown her that her dreams CAN come true and she truly CAN do anything!

This is so inspiring!

Holly said...

Wow! I've seen a lot about people turning their kids' drawings into stuffed animals, etc, but this is amazing! What a wonderful job you did!

Mary said...

I've come from the craftzine blog, too, and think this is completely amazing! My daughter starts junior kindergarten (?!) Monday...maybe she'll be able to provide some drawings like these soon! Best of luck w/kindergarten to that adorable little one, and thanks for the inspiration!!

pamela said...

wow, all, thank you for the kind words!

Beth H said...

wow, this is one of the cutest, sweetest posts i've seen in a long time! Adorable girl & super-cool Mom! Y'all must have a very fun & creative household. love it!

Michelle said...

Beautiful little girl and how amazingly wonderful of you to take the time to bring her drawings to life! I'm sure you've started a new tradition and gave your little girl some memories she will never forget!

Lacey said...

Wow! So cute, so awesome!

ND said...

That is such an awesome idea! :)

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Milli is a fabulous designer and you have created adorable fashions for her.

And she's a cute model too!!

Much luck to her thru her school years ahead.

Angenita said...

What a great mom you are! This is really a fantastic project and a lot of fun for your little girl. How many girls can say: I designed this and my mommy made it...?!
And she is a really cute girl as well :)

jolene said...

WOW :D its so cool that u get to make clothes for ur daughter and even cooler that its her designs ! haha. i like the polka dot dress with the stripped scarf ! ^^
How nice if i could make my own xD haha. too bad i dont know how to D:

Carly said...

You are an awesome mum! You also need to send this to Project Runway as a design challenge - you get a wonderful and creative child and you have to create clothes from their design. Brilliant!

www.cakecrush.com said...

This is the most exciting thing I have seen in children's clothing design yet! Opens up a world of inspiration!

To continued success,
Lindsey

Vanessa said...

Wow, your daughter is a great little budding designer! I love the first outfit the most.

brooklynechaos said...

Thank you for sharing this. This is such a good idea. Too bad my 13 yo son doesn't like polka dotted dresses. I'm lucky if I can embroider a flaming skull on his sheets. :D

The Woman said...

SO cute!!! You are privileged to have such a creative daughter. And Milli is very privileged to have such a great mom who can help make her dreams a reality!

liz said...

what a fun idea! gosh, i thought i was doing good when i let her pick out the fabric (that i pretty much have narrowed down...)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Fabulous idea! Just gorgeous! I couldn't resist adding this to our link luv roundup today.

http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2009/09/link-luv-roundup.html

Thanks for sharing!

eleanorstrousers said...

How freaking awesome! I officially must learn to sew now before I have children. Because this is amazing.

Jennifer said...

This is the best idea. Ever. You two make an amazing pair, great design and terrific craftmanship!!

Karla Akins said...

Totally fresh and awesome. My grandmother made all my school clothes but I would never have been so clever as to design them myself at her age. What a little smarty and she is blessed to have such a talented Mom!

apalone said...

I love how you are supporting and encouraging your daughter's creativeness. Great clothes and a cute designer. :o)

Mymsie said...

Neat, neat, neat!

Max California said...

This is SUCH a great idea! Good on you! I love your interpretation of them too, it's adorable!

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