Today, I am over the moon to have one of my favorite sewing bloggers guest posting.
Everything she does is absolutely beautiful. Her style is classy, refined, and inspired. I love how the clothing she sews for her children are playful and sophisticated at the same time. Just take a look at this look and this look from her winning season of Project Run and Play. Gorgeous.
So you can see why I am so excited to have her here sharing some children's clothing inspiration. Here's Danielle from My Sparkle!
I am so grateful that Delia asked me to join her Winter Whites series, because as much as I love it, I don't get around to sewing as much as I'd like. Aside from the fun of being included with these clever gals, It feels great to actually get a project finished! Thanks for having me.
This little dress was inspired by an old quilt I bought my daughter at an antique store. I have no idea how old it is, but I just fell in love with all the old fabrics it's made of. There is one square in particular that I really love.
Something about the black and white pattern-- which feels a little Art Deco and a little 1980's, offset by a lovely peach-- which I happen to think is the perfect neutral, was so inspiring to me. So I put my rudimentary Illustrator skills to use, and designed my best effort at a reproduction of the black and white fabric through Spoonflower. Mine turned out a really dark gray, but I love it.
I wanted the dress to feel like it belonged with the fabric so I used a vintage-feeling, sort of 1940's inspired pattern (New Look 6309) for the bodice and collar, and then added turned up sleeves to echo the peter pan collar.
Thanks again for having me Delia!
My pleasure Danielle!
Goodness. Isn't that piping scrumptious? There is so much to love...
I love the cute bow at the collar, the peach with the dark gray.
And Avery is just stunning. Great job Danielle!
For more Winter Whites inspiration, head over to Kojodesigns!
Kirstin is sharing an adorable linen Banyan top on her super cute Piper.