First of all, I just have to say that I am soooo thrilled with the response I’ve gotten about the upcoming Japanese Sewing Book Series! I was a little nervous making the announcement – this being my first series and all – I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it and planning and I just wasn’t sure if people would be into it at all. But it seems like I am not the only one drawn to, but intimidated by, Japanese patterns and sewing books! So I’m excited to learn more and conquer our fear of Japanese sewing books together with the help of our 5 talented guest instructors (see the line up here). The fun starts next week with a great giveaway and a little pre-party to get ourselves ready and then the actual series will run from March 25-29. I seriously CANNOT wait!
For today, I’m over at Alida Makes with a guest post for her Calling All Kids series. Calling All Kids is about pushing against gender stereotypes in clothing and finding ways to make awesome and stylish clothes for kids that don’t necessarily conform to those stereotypes. Who says girls have to wear pink? Or that boys can’t? Why can’t boys’ clothing have flowers, or girls’ clothing have superheroes?
Trying to break stereotypes is just part of who I am and so I thought this series was a pretty awesome idea. If you know Yuki, you know that she wears boyish/unisex clothes all the time. It’s a reflection of my partner’s style and my own, but it’s also a conscious decision we make because of how we want to raise her. It’s a topic that I feel pretty strongly about, so if you’re interested, you can read more about it in my guest post on Alida Makes.
You can also check out more silly pictures of this kid wearing a new button up shirt for the spring and summer and a pair of pants I made from an old thrift store find.
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