straight up belgian style

happy monday!  today i’m doing some international blogging over at StraightGrain as the first guest in An’s new series…kid’s clothes belgian style!

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what is “belgian style?”  well…i had the same question.  thankfully, An put together a pinterest board to enlighten us, and man, belgian style is cute!!!  bright colors, fun layers, happy prints.  it’s different and cool and exciting and i want it to catch on in America very badly.

i already knew i loved An’s own style (especially this and this – she offers some adorable free patterns, too).  in fact, I was so inspired by An’s pastoral dresses, i had already made this dress two days before she even asked me to guest post!  that’s called psychic overachieving, folks.

deer for days geranium dress

so yeah, i’m pretty giddily excited about this one.  it’s fun and silly and somehow high fashion too?  i never thought i’d be shopping in the “photographic wildlife” section of the fabric store, but now i’m curious what other outlandish prints might make great kid dresses – potatoes?  ferns?  1980s mcdonald’s prints (actually seen at a the same store i got this fabric…)??  maybe so.  maybe so.

come check out my guest post at StraightGrain to see more!

hope your week is off to a great start.

11 thoughts on “straight up belgian style

  1. Celina says:

    I L-O-V-E belgium kids clothes… definetly one of my favorites! What a great series. You did such an amazing job with that fabric- too cute ( as always!).

  2. Sanae says:

    Love it, Kristin! Your write-up over at An’s blog was fantastic too! And oh, I was enormously touched by the story of your grandmother – such a beautiful discovery!

  3. carolina says:

    I love belgium clothes for kids and have a list of favorites bloggers, like EmmaenMona, Mina Dotter, leneMiene and really want a copy of Mme Zsa Zsa book, “Allemaal rokjes”, And Van Katoen event was absolutely great with a lot of gorgeous patterns including “The Antoinette Dress”. My God I am a fan. ;p

  4. Venus says:

    Hi Kristin.. just hopped over from An’s and I too want Belgian style to hit the US. Yah… who would’ve thunk photographic wildlife on children’s clothing?! Well the Belgian did and I’m hooked! Love-love the dress!!!

  5. danawillard says:

    haha. I love me some Belge.
    Especially true waffles from there, from the street, holding it in my hand.
    Mmmm. memories…

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