There’s something special happening on a ton of little sewing blogs today… a bunch of us from around the world are coming together to scream as loud as possible…
THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION CELINA!!!!
Who is Celina?
- she blogs over at Petit a Petit & Family
- she lives in Montreal, Canada (a fellow Canuck who lives just 2 hours away from me!)
- she has two beautiful kids, a boy and a girl
- she is a children’s wear designer and had her own label and children’s boutique
- she recently launched STYLO, an online magazine showcasing the best in children’s sewing fashion from around the world
How does Celina inspire me?
- her eclectic mix of style, from modern to vintage
- her keen eye for pairing fabrics
- her generous use of colour to accent a neutral pallet
- her use of unexpected details and touches
Here are a few of my favourite Celina creations:
What would Celina do?
As an ode to Celina and to thank her for her amazing inspiration, 25 sewing bloggers from around the world have come together to create and post about an item entirely inspired by our friend Celina. I haven’t known Celina for very long but I can tell you that she is a very special and unique person. She is a strong creative influence, a fashion guru and a forward thinker. More importantly though, she is insanely sweet, kind and generous…. No matter how small you are in blog land, she will ALWAYS have time for you (I speak from experience there!). Of course, her modesty would prevent her from ever telling you any of this herself!
So inspired by my friend Celina, I came up with this little number…
The pattern is the Louisa Dress from Compagnie M. which I think Celina would find has just the right amount of vintage.
Celina rocks at using plaid in her creations. I thought this little plaid addition modernized the garment and gave it just the right injection of colour.
INSERTED PETER PAN COLLAR
I stumbled on this amazing tutorial for an inserted Peter pan collar during Kids Clothes Week last fall… this was the first time I had heard about Celina and Petit a Petit & Family by the way. And I had never seen an inserted Peter Pan collar! I knew I had to try it… and I finally did! I love how sleek it looks!
This beautiful Paris inspired fabric called “L’amour de la vie” lines the entire dress. It is a nod to Celina’s second home, Paris and creates the French connection between Paris and Montreal.
On her blog, Celina opts to anonymise her children’s faces a bit… shots are never head on, but rather from the side, the back, the top. The focus becomes more the clothes and the details of the garment. I tried to replicate that style here (well, except for that final picture at the end of the post… I just couldn’t help myself, Gaëlle looked so cute, haha!)
Celina, merci pour l’inspiration que tu partages avec nous quotidiennement! J’ai tellement hâte de te rencontrer en personne!!!
Tout mon amour! XXX
And Laura from Craftstorming, thank you so much for being the brilliant person that you are and coming up with this amazing concept to celebrate our Celina. Laura, you brought all of us from around the world together for no other reason than to show love and appreciation to a friend. Wow, you are amazing Laura!!!
Click on any of the images below to see what the 24 other sewists have created in honour of Celina!