I'm so happy to announce my upcoming series, Calling All Kids!
They don't have to wear dresses.
They don't have to be frilly.
And boys. They can wear pink. They can wear prints. And still be boys.
I was inspired by my little Ellie, who loves little boy clothes and shoes. She is not a fan of pink, and her wardrobe is pretty full of it because she has two super girly big sisters! Her favorite shoes? Star Wars. I decided I better make some clothes for her that SHE likes. I thought it would be really fun to do a blog series exploring children's clothing design and gender. Can we push the envelope and find a way to make leopard print boyish? Or Spiderman girly? OR can we design clothing that could work for both girls and boys? This is what I want to explore.
For example, I created an outfit for Ellie out of a men's flannel jacket. I added a subtle ruffle on the strap to add some girly charm to an otherwise boyish look. The playful chicken print on the shirt is perfect for Ellie because it's graphic and she loves birds.
And you know what? She loves it.
The blog series doesn't begin until March 4. So why I am I telling you this now?
There will be a linky party every week with amazing prizes from my incredible sponsors! So get to sewing ladies!
***If you do not have a blog, don't worry! I have created an Alida Makes Flickr page! Simply add a photo of your creation to the Flickr page and use the Flickr photo link in the linky party!
You can post any children's clothing item you've made. It doesn't have to be a new blog post. I would love to see you stretch your creativity and create children's looks beyond pink for girls and blue for boys, but you may post anything you make. I just want to share the love!
If you want to join in on the fun grab this button! I'll be back with more information soon!