Friday, February 5, 2010

With Your Encouragement...

I've decided to open up an Etsy shop! Many of you here and on Facebook showed interest in the kids clothes I've been sewing and suggested I sell them on Etsy so I thought, why not? I stay at home so I have the time (sort of;)) and I'm really enjoying making the kids cute outfits so why not make them for other kids too?!

I absolutely love fun and different clothes for my girls but most of all I think I'm having fun picking out the different fabric combinations! They are only little girls for just a few years and before I know it they'll be wanting to pick out their own things (gasp!) so I'm taking advantage of it now!

So I'm hoping in the next week or so I will be ready to "open shop", just need to work on pricing, sizing and of course adding more items to my shop. I hope to eventually have about 10-12 different items to choose from for girls and don't think I'm leaving the boys out entirely, I will be making some cute items for baby/toddler boys so there's a little something for {almost} everyone!

The girl items will include:
  • Pants/capris
  • Skirts
  • Dresses along with matching doll dress
  • Applique shirts
  • Bow tanks
  • Birthday outfits
  • Baby and little girl bloomers
  • Baby bubble outfits
  • hoping to add shorts closer to the summer
Here's some of the yummy, yes YUMMY! fabric I'll be using...

Oh, how I love picking out fabric!!

I'm also including boutique bows to match the outfits! I learned how to make them recently and if you've been following my blog long enough or if you know me well, Ainsley and Harper are rarely without their bows. Ainsley practically came out with one on her head (the NICU nurses started it so it's all their fault:)) and Harper had one in as soon as she had enough hair to hold it. These bows will either be solid color or polka dot-nothing too crazy since most of the fabrics I use have big prints.

Here's some of the bows...

The baby/toddler boy items will include:
  • Madras pants
  • Seer sucker pants (is anything cuter than a little boy in seer sucker?!)
  • Matching applique onsies/shirts
  • Birthday outfits
  • Baby bloomers
  • Eventually, custom, adorable slippers/shoes
Here's just some of the cute fabric I've got for the boys items...

I will also be taking a percentage from all orders and giving it to Down syndrome research. This is not just a temporary thing, as long as I'm selling these clothes I will donate a percentage. As you know this is near and dear to my heart so however I can help make Bennett's life as well as the many other children with Down syndrome just a little bit brighter in the future,
I'm all for it.

So thanks again for the encouragement, stay tuned and I hope to be making your children some adorable outfits real soon!!


  1. These are so beautiful! I love it! Great choices in fabric.

  2. Great idea! Oh how I wish I had another little girl. Your outfits are beautiful. :)

  3. Congratulations!!! Best of luck. The fabrics are gorgeous!!!

  4. Great idea! My sis is about to open her own etsy shop too and sell knits. Love the creativity outlets in this world!

  5. Love all the polka dotted fabric! Emily will definately need a bow dress once your shop is open and I love that part of the proceeds will go to DS research. Congratulations on your etsy shop!

  6. what a great idea! you know we'll be in line to buy some cute boy clothes for sure!

  7. Very cool, can't wait to check it out!

  8. LOVE IT!!! I know someone who will love your website and love the clothes for her little girl!!! Once it's up and running let me know and I will send her your way.

  9. actually, i think you should go into photography :)
    (but I realize picking out lenses is not nearly as fun as picking out fabric)

  10. That's awesome. And I'm officially jealous. I couldn't sew a stitch if my life depended on it.

  11. Congrats and good luck! I can't wait to check it out!

  12. AWESOME :) you'll have to give us the link to your etsy store!!!

  13. I can't wait to order!


  14. yeah!!! can't wait to get Parker some seersucker pants! awesome!!!

  15. Good for you! Your fabric choices are great and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

  16. totally yummy it!

  17. Great idea - can't wait to check it out!

  18. Love all the fabric picks! So exciting!

  19. So excited, I am addicted to shopping on ETSY for my little girl. I will make sure to stop on by!

    Tina in Canada

  20. Adrianne,

    I am a 33 year old mother of a 8 week old DS baby boy. We found out at birth he had DS and were devastated. I was five weeks early due to complications. Our little one had leukemia type blood cells and had to undergo chemotherapy right after birth. After a long 6 week recovery in the NICU he is finally home and it is in remission. It has been very tough dealing with all of this and his diagnosis as I also was not educated on DS. I think that I was meant to come across your page as you have really given me hope. It has been the first time in 8 weeks that I finally feel like I am going to be ok. One other reason I just had to write you was before I even came across your blog I picked up some books on making children’s clothes…strange enough you just started doing it too… you are really good!!! We seem to be a lot alike, it is kinda scary…! You have an adorable family.. god bless you!


  21. Ooh, can't wait to see your etsy store! I think you are really talented with an eye for fabrics and cute clothes!


  22. Beautiful stuff. Can I order in time for little A's 1st birthday? March 6th. Let us know when the doors are open.

  23. Good luck! I'm sure every outfit will be gorgeous!

  24. I can't wait for your baby boy seer suckers to come out! And I can only hope that plaid will be made into pants for the spring:)
    Go adrienne, Go!


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