Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at
Maybe little boys don't care about dressing up
as much as little girls, but if you choose clothing that has a picture smocked of something your child loves, then it is bound to be a hit and likely, he will prefer to wear it over anything else!
Anavini is one of those brands that you can depend on to be top quality. I came across this precious picture of a smocked tractor pulling a hay wagon. This is an Anavini jon jon for a little boy.
My little boys loved tractors- anything with a motor was a "mo mo" to them. How they would have loved to wear this! Now they are more inclined to love motorcycles and 4 wheelers. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at
Pnoto from celebrity-babies.com
A red smocked dress looks smashing on Heidi Klum's daughter as her mom picks her up from preschool. The hand-smocked red silk dress is trimmed with velveteen and made by Janie and Jack. It retails for about $88.
Red dresses can be worn year-round, though you are certainly in tune with the season when you wear red at Christmastime.
With Christmas fast approaching, Read the rest of this entry
Monday, September 8th, 2008 at
It is important to choose a garment style that is appropriate to the age or body style of the child. Dresses that have a waistline are not flattering to a baby or a toddler. Bishop dresses are a great standby for both infants and toddlers. Waistline styles do not flatter heavy children. A bishop style or a high yoke is much more attractive. Conversely, if a child is thin, be careful not to make her dresses too long so that they accent her thinness. An older child of nine or ten usually looks better in a more tailored dress style than a bishop type dress. Fortunately, pleats with smocking are flattering to everyone.
Keep color families simple by choosing one predominant color with no more than two secondary colors. The shades in a garment should match in brightness. If the dress is basically pastel, all of the colors should be pastels. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, July 28th, 2008 at
As a mother of five, I am interested in finding beautiful and functional clothing for children- both for special occasions and for everyday wear. I like to find ideas for clothing that I can make myself. Many times the patterns and ideas are beyond my skill, but I like looking at them in appreciation (and for inspiration) anyway. Clothing can truly be a work of art...thus my site's name-Artistic Children's Clothing. I hope to share some of these ideas for children's clothing with those of you who stumble upon this blog. Welcome!!
As much as I would like to make most of my children's special clothes, practically speaking, there is never enough time. So when I buy, I like to find children's clothing that is similar to what I would like to make if I could. Artistic Children's Clothing Store offers name-brand smocked clothing for children at prices that we can (usually) afford.