7.29.2009

matchy, matchy

Now that I have three little girls, I can't resist the urge to make matchy, matchy outfits. I know it's kind of cheesy, but I can't help myself.
A French shirt and skirt for the three-year old and one for the five-year old.
A tiny dress for the baby.
And with the extra fabric, a shirt for mom. Though I don't think I'd go to the point of wearing this at the same time. (pattern: Simplicity 2614).

39 comments:

Rebeccathestylist said...

Ohhh, but you should....people would love it, and why not???

Eva said...

My four year old keeps asking for matching outfits. Every time I make something for myself she wants one too. I just can't bring myself to do it.

ellen said...

very cute! then take a trip to disneyland. lots of matchy-ness there!

Jess said...

How delightful!

Dei said...

Don't fight it. I have two girls and I did the same thing as long as I could get away with it. The outfits are adorable and your girls even cuter.

Anna said...

Sweet!

sew nancy said...

I think it would be adorable. As I write this I am putting finishing touches on a sweater that I just made my daughter to match one I made me although in a different color but still.....

Blakely said...

I love matchy matchy outfits. You should definately wear it the same time as your girls and have your picture taken together your girls would love it.

Anonymous said...

What patterns did you use for the children's clothes? They are so very, very cute! I want to sew some for my daughters now! :)

Summer

mymcmlife said...

I have memories of 2 different times my mom made matching dresses for herself, my sister and me. Looking back at photos … NOT CUTE!

Poshyarns said...

Matchy matchy but oh so adorable and maybe, just once, you should wear them together because your girls will remember that moment for ever. Gorgeous fabrics.

Kate said...

Not Cheesy! Adorable! okay maybe a little cheesy, but not with those lovely outfits. And I think everyone gets that urge at least once, if you have a gaggle of girl children to clothe.

They'll treasure your lovely work someday. (Or at least that's what I tell myself when my girls bounce up and down IN SHOES on their handmade quilts...)

myimaginaryblog said...

Oh come on and do it, wear them all together and get a photo taken. Please? These clothes are way too wonderful to be tacky or cheesy.

I've wanted to do the matching (or anyway coordinating) thing ever since I had two daughters, and more so now that I have three, but it turns out it doesn't work that well if you only get one thing sewn per year. :(

KristenMary said...

You should wear them at the same time! They are all so sweet. At least one time. :-)

Nicole said...

Not cheesey at all. I do it all the time, in fact if I only make one of something, the other girl comes and asks for one. So I just do it automatically now! I don't make them wear matching outfits, but they choose to quite often. Ah, to be 4 and 6 again! :) (BTW I love the french shirt, did you make up the pattern?? I want it....A.LOT.)

Anonymous said...

I am a middle daughter-please don't do this.

Cindy Young Waldron said...

I recently have my second girl - know what you mean about making matching clothes all a sudden!

melissa said...

I made up the patterns for the girl's clothes. I'll have to do a skirt tutorial at some point. It's super easy, just rip the fabric, gather and sew!

lynne said...

M - so cute!!! I think the whole fun of matchy matchy is what a kick the kids get out of it. How can you say no to that cheap thrill? :) Now you just need to make Adam a matching suit!!

Kim G. said...

Oh there's nothing sweeter than little girls all dressed up in matchy matchy!! Love it!

robyn said...

I love that fabric and that little pocket on that skirt is so sweet.

Laura said...

Does Mr. Von Trapp get an outfit?

Jen said...

Oh, there is NOTHING cheesy about those adorable clothes!!!!
♥ Jen

marymary said...

Hey! I cut a top for myself out of that same pattern a couple of days ago! And I'm even planning to do the neck and sleeves in contrast binding.

These are so beautiful.

Have you ever noticed that you get so many more compliments on your kids clothes when they're dressed to match?

Jennifer said...

Very cute! My girls love to match. I try to stay out of it.

Jackie Kersh said...

so cute.

erika said...

that is really great, I should do that sometime, I did just made a matchy set for Mila and her doll! By the way is there any chance you are going to orgabise an other doll clothes swap, I missed out on that one and would have really loved making ( and recieving) it!!

Julija's... said...

lovely!!

Lauren said...

Laura Ashley made us all fearful of the matchy, matchy look. Your dresses are adorable like your girls:)

When we were in Paris I made sure our clothes all blended nicely and it paid off in the photos.

xo

Lauren said...

BTW I love the comment about Brad in a matching outfit. I am still laughing at the visual....

lanakae said...

I love it! Lovely choice of fabric!

Belinda said...

I love the outfits for the girls. Do you sew all of their clothes? Also, how much sewing do you do for yourself? I go back and forth on buying clothes vs. sewing them...what are your and Lynne's thoughts?

Corrie said...

I love matchy matchy but yes perhaps the top may be a teensy bit too much!!!!! Thankfully my twins are boy/girl otherwise I'd be wanting to match them all the time!

Corrie:)

jojo-caramel said...

Oh tout est très très joli ! J'aime beaucoup la blouse pour maman aussi ! Le tissu fleuri est-il vintage ? Il est magnifique ! Beau week-end :)

Joslyn said...

you know i can't help it either...
just yesterday my girlies both wore their yellow linen sundresses by Lynne ;-)

Rubyellen said...

i haven't done the matchy matchy yet. i am not sure i am ready, but i think what you made was so classic and very irresistible! makes me want to rethink the matchy matchy thing!

susana said...

Wow its so beautiful thanks for sharing really like it...
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frogginette said...

I'm in love with all of these! Where did you find the wonderful fabrics?

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