For Valentine’s Day, Fashion Behind the Seams debuted another mommy and me outfit to show the endless possibilities to play dress-up with your kiddos. It’s a great way to bring you closer to your children, and the results are undeniably cute.
Some people feel weird about looking too matchy-matchy, but it all depends on the people wearing the outfits. While couple outfits can look tacky at times, matching mother and daughter ensembles are absolutely adorable. Even celebrity moms, such as Kim Kardashian, are coordinating their clothes with their little ones. Last year, fashion reporters went crazy over Beyonce’s shoot in Paris with Blue Ivy, as Who What Wear documented the duo wearing matching florals from Gucci in different designs. The Lemonade singer has always been a role model in areas like female empowerment, music, and style, as her makeup artist reveals her tricks to contouring and strobing on The Scene. And now, she inspires us with family fashion goals.
I mean, Isn’t this mommy and me outfit absolutely adorable?!!
Now, moving on to the DIY stuff, sewing up our own mommy and me outfits:
There are a lot of sewing projects out there that you can tailor to your measurements and desired fabrics. So without further ado, here are a few to help you get started:
Sew in Love recently shared her creations that are quite fun and perfect for summer trips to the beach. Because she loves to craft, she decided to customize her fabric using the Japanese tie-dyeing trend known as Shibori. It makes her designs completely unique and gives her plenty of colors and patterns to work with when making her clothes. This also could potentially be a tie-dying project for you and your child. As the blogger mentions, it’s hard to find dress patterns that will look good on both an adult and toddler, but the designs of her shibori dresses are quite versatile and will look great on any mother-and-daughter pair.
Split Sleeve Top and Dress
What works as a top for you will look beautiful as a dress for your daughter. Burda Style offers another sewing pattern for matching mom and daughter outfits, but this is probably one of the cutest. It’s simple in design, yet the way the fabric is draped on the sides is ultra chic. It’s a fashionable ensemble to wear to any occasion, whether you are on the beach or out to lunch in the city. Make sure to customize this outfit with jewelry!
Mix and Match Prints
Love to mix and match prints? Try making your dress using one print and your daughter’s dress in another, using pieces of each other’s fabrics to create accessories. Daily Mom went for bold orange and white horizontal stripes as her main fabric and a baby blue and white polka-dotted material for her daughter. She used her daughter’s dress material as a fabric belt on her outfit, while she added an orange octopus pattern on her kid’s neckline. Her daughter also wore an orange bow on her head.
Personally, I feel I am totally comfortable with mommy and me outfits, I am actually currently working on my next one. I posted this on Instagram last week: I received this gorgeous fabric from Organic Cotton Plus and can’t wait to sew with it.
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As you can see, this fabric is a very “happening print”. To keep the look balanced, I also ordered a limestone colored solid broadcloth. This will be the bodice for my daughters dress, the bright print will be the skirt. To ensure that this mommy and me get up does not look tacky, I will make a classic well-tailored peplum top for me in the solid color, and the print will do a mysterious “peek-a-boo”!
I cannot wait to share the details of my next mommy and me outfit with you!
Do you have any of your own Mommy and Me outfits or patterns you would like to share with me? Please leave me a comment below!
Happy Saturday sewing and see you soon!