December 24, 2012

L I F E / The Christmas Dress I Made For My Kid







Really wouldn't want my kid to look like the Christmas tree on Christmas, so we skipped the poofy dresses adorned with bows, diamonds, lace, layers, and excessiveness. Instead, I sketched a couple of dresses, let Lois pick one and got behind the sewing machine for an hour or two (you guys on instagram already saw a snapshot). I like how plain this asymmetric one turned out, which makes it all about Lois and gives space for her fantastic personality, she really doesn't need any sparkles.

111 comments:

welcome to my jungle said...

She's adorable!!!

xo

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WOLF359 said...

She looks great! Such a beautiful child!

PiF PaF said...

this is true she is like small diamond adorable!!! nice D.I.Y. I wish you all the best and happy Christmas

LeNerd said...

she is pure magic!
merry xmas to you and ur family dear!
lots of love!

HANNA HOLST said...

Omg, she is sooo cute!

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Mia said...

Aw, she looks great!

Anonymous said...

SO unique ! Just like mommy ;)

Sofie said...

Absolutely love the dress and your kid is amazing! The last sentence gave me goosebumps:" ..gives space for her fantastic personality, she really doesn't need any sparkles." Beautiful!

Laura L. said...

beautiful!

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TeuntjeVDW said...

She doesn't need sparkles indeed! What a beautiful kid! xx.

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Anonymous said...

great dress, and your daughter is so adorable!! xx

Anonymous said...

She's so beautiful!! Gorgeous dress, impecable

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

Merry christmas :)

Valery said...

Je hebt zo'n lief kindje!
De jurk is echt prachtig!

Love,
Valery
A Night in Cydonia

Dahye said...

Oh my gosh, she looks adorable in it!! Following your footsteps, I see. :)

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Marloes said...

Ah zo lief! Fijne kerstdagen! :)

Anonymous said...

I really want to see yot christmas tree! Please?

Anonymous said...

She's so pretty! She will be a very beautiful woman

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

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Island Girlz said...

Great photo! Love the dress


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TRENDSURVIVOR said...

Love this minimal Christmas look... definitely your ...aesthetic.

xxx
Nina
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Milex said...

I never wanted a child but you almost made me to change my mind.

Anonymous said...

You have child?

Sofia said...

such beautiful!
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ZxM Style-Squared said...

Totally awesome!!!!

ODYSSEY said...

I could not agree more. Sparkles, ribbons and bows are unnecessary.
Beautiful result! She really shines on her own.

Rowan Reiding said...

She sure doesn't need any sparkles!

Ik heb nog nooit zo'n cool kind gezien, hele gave jurk heb je voor haar gemaakt!

Love,

Rowan

www.redreidinghood.com

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Great job!! echt leuk gedaan...

xx Mounia

Pixels By Emilia said...

Wat een prachtig meisje! En heel gaaf gedaan die jurk, wauw.

My Gaby said...

Lovely model!

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Ifigenia said...

She is wonderfull !

Closet Full Of Style said...

best kid ever! I love how your tunic dress turned out

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Leira Zetroc said...

All I can think about is how dope her sense of style will be when she grows up!

Laura said...

She's so cute! Nice little dress

Merry Xmas

XX
http://Lauralexo.blogspot.com

Melissa V said...

beautiful x

Julie Smith said...

She's so adorable =) Wish I had her hair...

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Zoe said...

Wat een mooie jurk en kindje! x

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KAYRA ISABELLA said...

Lois is such a cute little girl and the dress looks beautiful on her!

Sharon said...

Wat schattig zeg!

Het is al echt een model in de dop!



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Anonymous said...

Shes so gorgeous! Aww, what a cutie:) dress is lovely too xx

Yasmeen said...

:') This makes me so happy.

She's such a character!

Johanna said...

So sweet!

Alice said...

Lois is so adorable!
She seems like she has such spunk and character--no need at all for crazy sparkles and bows and whatnot!

You seem like such a great mom, Ivania. I definitely wish my mom had made me such cool clothes when I was that young! :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you guys have an amazing holiday with the ones you love! <3


~Alice
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Anna said...

I guess I'd like to have this dress but in bigger size!

btw is she your daughter?

Anonymous said...

this is stunning!

Maja said...

so little & so pretty, make me wanna say WOW ;) xx

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Billy Siaban said...

she's absolutely beautiful! and the dress is simple but very clean :)

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Eni Rossidou said...

amazing! you got a kid??
congrats she is adorable, the dress is exactly your style!
u know, I used to say that I wouldn't like to have a girl (one big day) because I don't like all that pink sparkles and "girly" princess look...and u show now that a mama can teach and "pass" her style to her girl!

wish u Merry Christmas..!

xxx Ros.E.
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sassyshann said...

Can you make this in adult size? :3

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sassyshann said...

Can you make this in adult size? :3

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Inês Tavares said...

omg , she's so cute and adorable *.*

inkarlcerating said...

damir doma kids.. i love yer work!!! always

happy holidays

L said...

she's truly beautiful and the minimalistic design of the dress fits her perfectly

Floortje van Cooten said...

Je hebt echt een beeldschone dochter!

Kotryna said...

SO unique :)

ELINET said...

she is so cute <3

hiPop said...

she truly is a sparkle, no need for some faux glamour to be a competition to it!

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Tine said...

Oh my she's adorable! Happy Holidays to all of you!

Sootjeelina said...

Beautiful, quite jealous of her, haha! Merry Christmas!

xo Sootjeelina

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Tyler Lim said...

Brilliant! She look just like you, I can see so much potential in her :)

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Tram Onbekend said...

Lois is lovely!

Rhoda Wong said...

so adorable!

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MadameShimmery said...

Exactly! She doesn't need any sprakles! So lovely.. xxx

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

She looks amazing in the dress! x

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Via said...

I want to be your daughter in another universe, in another time.

annamaria said...

amazing style and such a pretty girl!! I hope you two have a lovely time these holidays :)

my best wishes,
annamaria

Traveling the world in style said...

What a beautiful girl! And already such a great sense of style! :)
Merry Christmas for your both!

Ifigenia said...

Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas! Vrolijk kerstfeest!
Lots of love. xx

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Anonymous said...

poor adorable child in that awful sack

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S. said...

geweldig !

Amanda said...

this is adorable, and would look awesome on a grown girl too!

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HONEY said...

she's so cute! and lovely dress!

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Vienna Wedekind said...

absolutely gorgeous! I also think that a kid’s personality should stand on its own.

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tin said...

i think you totally nail it
i'm not a big fan of bows and ruffles and stuff like that either
i don't have kids, and i might like those on other kids, but i don't know if i would like them on mine
plus, this outfit seems so comfy for playing around
kudos

Anonymous said...

Do you not think it's more fair to let her be a kid instead of something that looks good on you?

Anonymous said...

I mean, you're essentially just a hipster pageant mom

Anonymous said...

I don't understand the previous two comments...can't a kid "be a kid" regardless of what they're wearing? And isn't every parent essentially dressing their child in their own style, not just Ivania? Not to mention, it seems from what she wrote in the post that she'd given her daughter a choice...

Bani said...

awwww she looks adorable!

can you make me a dress like that too?!?!!?!

merry christmas! xo

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Mi Mi Mendine said...

She is so cute (::: And I love that dress on her, different from all that normal over the top princess stuff!

XX
MI MI MENDINE

Ebony said...

She is lucky to have such a beautiful, creative mother. Hope you had a special time this Christmas x pinkdeer.blogspot.com

Nathan Moy said...

COOLEST kid on the block Ivania, love the slouchy asymmetric look, your daughter is gorgeous and she's got what I call SUPER NICE HAIR! :D I've just bought a new 3.1 PHILLIP LIM bag that has blue hair on it, very provoking, tell what you think ;)

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Anonymous said...

The clothes my mother, aunts, and grandmother made for me were the most special. I loved being different, and having my own "style" as a kid. I wish I had saved them all. Good job mom!

Anonymous said...

The dress turned out gorgeuos - nevertheless want to raise awareness to one point: of course subtle clean clothes leave place to let your personality shine through but they have also a special language/a message that is conveyd; not the "loud" like sparkles have but the arty unique one that in which the person thinks of herself, like she wants to be seen of others

Carlotta Schlusche from Berlin

MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

Wat leuk om te zien dat ze als klein kind al van dat minimalistische houdt!

X Marjolein - Never Too Polished.com

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

to Anonymous;
A hipster pageant mom? haha
No, we let Lois be very very free and let her make a lot of her own choices, including her clothes in the morning and picking what she likes in shops, she had her hello kitty-all pink phase which I absolutely dreaded, but allowed. I also try to keep all the fashion stuff as much away from her as possible and want her to develop her own personality before even thinking about the exterior. This year I just passed on going Christmas shopping with her because of exactly this, all this glitter, ads, and pressure targeted at little girls. Taking her there could make her too conscious about how she looks, in my opinion. She has plenty of princess dresses to play dress up with if she wants to.
Don't know if you're a mom too, but you can just never know if you're doing the right thing. Not exposing her to the glitter Christmas craziness seemed like the best (and healthiest) thing to do.

*thanks other anonymous for sticking up for me! You are totally right, she picked this dress too! Not from the racks of H&M but sat with me when I sketched a couple of dresses.

Style -Drum is Jackie said...

You're a mom?! I did not know, you look so young...

That dress is super cool... great job!

Pat said...

She looks adorable! :-)

JULIANE said...

omg so adorable! love it!
x

A Minor Obsession said...

Beautiful! she must be the youngest minimalist/modernist in the world :)
hope you had a wonderful christmas, and have a fab new year xx

hannah russell said...

you're child is gorgeous!
love the dress to!

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ainihapsari said...

lois is absolutely the coolest kid around.
it's good for her to be taught that she's beautiful in her own way :)

Anonymous said...

really really love the dress!! take more pictures of it! i really want to reconstruct it to make one for myself hehe

Anonymous said...

really really love the dress!! take more pictures of it! i really want to reconstruct it to make one for myself hehe

Anonymous said...

really really love the dress!! take more pictures of it! i really want to reconstruct it to make one for myself hehe

Pardon My Fashion said...

Damn...you're so talented girl. Can't wait to see more from you.

xoxo Britt

www.PardonMyFashion.com

Meda N. said...

The dress looks like a similair one I have from Cheap Monday (Eyeoto is the name of it, I believe).
You did a great job and your daughter is adorable! She is one lucky kid :)

X

Dress With Flare said...

so cute, I want a dress like that!

marie said...

She's so beautiful!!

Happy New Year!
x

Tone-Lise Kalvø said...

So beautiful! The dress and the girl! <3 Could you tell us how you made it? My girl is 5, turns 6 this november, and I really want to make her one!

xoxo

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