Tag Archives: dresses made from vintage fabric.

The Besty of Etsy: Meli-Melon.

Oh, this Etsy shop has some very yummy items.  And that is saying a lot considering the number of particularly yummy items that are for sale on Etsy.

My heart melts for Meli-Melon. And I think yours will too. Yes, the clothes are truly delightful. As you can see.

But its the story behind the clothing line the tickles my crafty little ole heart.

You see, my friends, these gorgeous goodies for girls sprung out of the very clever brain of Gemma Antelo.  Gemma was born in that magical Spanish city, Barcelona–where Gaudi architecture springs to life along with its citizens.  Gemma gave her stressy job as a freelance designer the heave ho after her second daughter was born. And as many a mama will do, she thought of her own childhood.

I think Gemma should tell you the rest of the story:

“When I was a little girl, I spent hours looking how my mother was sewing dresses for my older sister and me, every single dress was special, unique and made with lots of love. She left us five years ago and then I became the new owner of her sewing machine and her vintage fabrics collection, so I start sewing my own handmade dresses for my 2 daughters. Every finished dress, I remember of my mother and how proud she would be.”

And she is kind enough to share her joyful creations beyond her beautiful two girls. And that’s a really yummy thing.

Oh, and she has a fabulous pad too. Check out this dishy interview with Ms. Gemma on Bloesem Kids.

Vintage Fabric Restyled by Baby Bean

I love vintage fabric.

I particularly love a good dress made out of vintage fabric.

And when it happens to be made for a little girl–well, let’s just say, it is a veritable trifecta of awesomeness. Like these dresses from Baby Bean Wear.

This plucky little company hails from the grand state of Texas and is the brainchild of Christine Visneau, who studied Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and draws her inspiration from her two little girls who give her many ideas about style, comfort, durability and fit.  Each collection is crafted from and inspired by vintage fabrics. Each garment is handmade and truly one-of-a-kind.


Like these little cutie patooties!

Oh what is the charm of a little rose print couple with a bit of lace?

I just can’t stand it. This yellow one is killing me!

These little rompers for girls made of vinntage fabric are killing me.  I particularly love the blue roses.

I know, right? So stinky adorable.

Oh, can’t you just see this on a little girl in the summer strolling around the backyard running away from the gardening hose?  So yummy.  And we all need a little yummy in our lives, right?