Wednesday, April 11, 2012

funky baby pants

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Since Lucy arrived, I've had to get familiar with the whole baby clothing world and I must say there is not much out there that is wild, crazy, funky and NOT PINK (at least in my budget). While I do like pink, I've wanted to have different options for my little gal- I mean she is the daughter some funky parents! So recently I purchased some simple cotton baby pants and collected simple materials and fabric paint and went to town creating a handful of funky baby pants.

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I used dimensional paint (puff paint) (you know how I love my dimensional paint) and I scribbled on one side of the pants and folded them over to create a print.



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Bubble wrap is the BEST! I cut it into strips and used it as a stamp. I then added a few messy brush strokes.

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I used a piece of craft foam cut into a circle to create polka dots, I used a toilet paper roll to add more circles and then added a few circles with q-tips.

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I used stamps that I made from craft foam and stamped all over the surface of the pants.



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I used shapes cut from craft foam, swipes of color with a brush and added little details with a black fabric marker.

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A simple black heart painted with fabric paint.



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I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint for all projects- one of my favorite supplies to use when creating unique painted clothing projects!

83 comments:

martinealison said...

Simplement MAGNIFIQUE tout comme votre adorable petite...
Gros bisous

Emily Lagore said...

woman you are simply GENIUS!!!

market those immediately before someone steals your idea....I am serious.

Jules said...

WOW! Your ideas seem so simple when you show us how to apply them, but they have an absolutely BRILLIANT effect when we can see the results!

As a side comment, Lucy is absolutely lovely and one can easily see how she would fit in a modelling career for babies :)

Savannah :) said...

So in love with these ideas. They're so cute and not the average "baby girl" clothing style...which is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE these, Alisa! My cousin was just expressing similar baby pants woes the other day. I'm sending her your link. Awesome idea!
---Arielle

Giggles said...

Amazing... I agree! Funky adorable outfits...I hope you get some calls to start your own line of baby clothes!!! Love them!!

Hug Giggles

Nesrin said...

These are adorable!!1

clara said...

Briiiiiilliant ideas for a sweet top-model!!!! :-D

Proje Çantası said...

Lucky baby :)

silly old suitcase said...

Woohoo! how funky is that...and yes i agree with Emily Lagore because this is unique and brilliant!!

sweet Lucy!

Doríssima said...

UAU! So funky and original! Lucy looks amazing with those pants - so cute ;).
By the way, yesterday i received your book and it really sets my mind to another level! ;)
xoxo

Geisslein said...

Oh my, the pictures of Lucy made me smile a lot now - she is such a cuuuute and pretty little girl! and I also like the new-designed clothes. I´ve done this too for my nephews, niece and the other little children I know, it´s such a fun work! wish you a beautiful and creative day! geisslein

Carol said...

Fantastic designs for your little one, and the the most beautiful model

Barnicles said...

so adorable! i love that your not afraid to put lucy in black either. it shows expression! :)

Barnicles

Loco Lindy said...

Cutest clothes and model EVER!

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an. said...

WOOOW! So cute!

verobirdie said...

Beautiful pants!
And her faces are priceless

Amy said...

The clothes are so cute, creative, and FUN.
The model is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joanne said...

absolutely wonderful -- you are so very talented -- lucy is so lucky to have such a talented mommy and daddy -- love these --

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

That is one lucky, beautiful Art Baby!!

Sketch of Senses said...

She is SO cute. She makes such a funny faces! :)

Anoeska said...

Lucy is so lucky to have you as her mom!! Such great pants you made for her! Love!

Misty said...

She is going to be one well-dressed baby!

Anonymous said...

Lucy is so stylin'!
Super cute and great ideas!
~Julia

Deb Prewitt said...

So adorable. I love using all those techniques for painting on fabric, just haven't ever made any funky pants. :)
I love her little headband in the one photo too.

amylynne said...

Just too adorable for words!! What a cool idea......you always come up with the most unique ways to use things! I love it!

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Faygie Fellig said...

she is the cutest! and the technique - awwwwwesome!

astr!d said...

those are very cute! and i just love that baby girl! im always so excited when you show her off!!!!

Teddi said...

i adore what you've done with lucy's clothes. she's precious. alisa, do you have to do something special to wash or dry these clothes? i painted some leggings the other day, & now i'm afraid to wear them.

MixedMolly said...

Love these! They are so awesome and easy to do.

Kimberly said...

These are DANG cute. And super funky. Maybe I'll have to do something like this for my girl's 12 month photo shoot!

sugar Creek said...

Those are so stinkin cute! They remind me of my pair of jeans I made in highschool in the eighties. I loved them! I bleached and painted them and everyone thought I was weird for wearing them! But I didn't care I wore them anyway! Wish I still had them!

Elaine said...

You and Lucy are so sweet and funky and charming, Alisa! Absolutely wonderful.

Asia said...

I just can't get over how absolutely snugglewuggleprecious (I had to combine a bunch of words to express myself) lucy is! She's just perfect. Good job! and thank you so much for your updates about life with the fam. I love hearing how you are doing and it makes me super excited to get my own family started. Well you know one day. :)

Jennifer said...

LOVE all the new baby designs!!! Very FUN!!! (= And that sweet little baby model is just too CUTE!!! (=

Carmela said...

Love the baby posts; she's adorable and the pants are simply genius.

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The Trend Spot said...

Your baby is adorable! Great use of our fabric paint. Lucy is a fabulous muse and model.

Rose said...

Awesome job as always! This is so inspiring. I love all of the circles.

Raquel said...

It's so nice to see new and unique clothing for babies like this. Babies love color. There isn't a lot of choices out there to add fun and color to a babies wardrobe and this does it! Open up a clothing line so that untalented people like me can purchase it :-)

Ladybird said...

I love love love!!! She is so lucky!!!!

KathyH said...

Your daughter is beatuful! I wish that I had had you for inpriration when both of my kids (son and daughter) were little. I especially love her face in the photo of her wearing the geometric design pants. priceless!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE your TOOT SWEET model!
Oh the pants are great too!

Christina said...

These are great! I too have a hard time finding affordable feminine yet not pink stuff for my baby girl. I love your creative solution.

Meghan Thimjon said...

I so see a clothing line coming to fruition! Wowsers! Love it and you are right there is not fun and funky that isn't overly priced! Love it all!

grace & stella said...

you have such fun and inspiring projects! adorable baby too. :)

nique grigsby said...

Those ideas are fabulous. Kudos to you Alisa for such an innovative idea.

lynda Howells said...

This entry made me smile Alisa.....l did the same thing 37 years ago for my children. Love your designsxxlynda

Tif said...

These are so cute. And she is such an angel! So darling!

Ansley Denihan said...

this is my favorite post of yours ever!! love the variety. love the pants. and the model is really cute too!

alexa said...

There'd be a huge market for these! Stunningly done and wonderfully displayed - how lucky is she to have such creative parents!

Jeanette @ methedrowsybee.blogspot.com said...

You inspire me and your baby girl is adorable!

Beadbug said...

Those are wonderful, next you need to learn to sew. Those baby pants are so easy to stitch up.

Janee Lookerse said...

Oh my gosh. Those are amazing! I especially love the first one. And her facial expressions! My goodness she's a character!

xoxo
Janee
www.yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a rockin' baby! She's so beautiful anyway, and now she can rock with the best of 'em. Adorable!!! Cynthia S.

Neenish Arts said...

amazing!!
thanks for the inspiration and ideas! I too am sick of pink (although we are making use of all the clothes we received as gifts but will definitely have this in mind when buying clothes for this Winter)

art.soul said...

you ROCK Alisa... and your daughter is the sweetest model you could ever find:)

I will try this at home;)

Cynthia Eloise said...

i assume you are going to start a line of baby clothes. they are adorable. i remember when my girls were little, everything was pretty little pastels. everytime i saw something in a bold color i bought it.

Casa cu cadouri said...

You just revived my joie de vivre, Alisa Burke! I felt a little bored and dissapointed by offers on baby fashion, but now I feel like doing something creative and fun, just like you did :) I love your creations and I also feel good using Tulip for painting! And I've never imagined black color looking so good on a baby :) U rock!

Jenni said...

These are simply awesome. I never would've thought to use those materials to make those designs. You are so creative!

Wendy, R.N. said...

That is the cutest model I have ever seen. I love those pants ideas. I believe there would be such a market for those.

W. :)

Carolyn said...

I remember feeling the same when my guy was little. Navy for boys! UGH! Do you know about Dharma trading? They have a plethora of baby/kids clothing that is PFD - all white blanks. I had a blast making tie-dye and stamped one-of-a-kinds.

Your creations are so ALISA!

Tamara Thomas said...

a hesitant model, but so cute with your great fashions!

cathy pratt said...

You have one unbelievably gorgeous baby!

Linda Kay said...

Have a lovely baby and remaining creative, how wonderful for you! These techniques could be done for a child of any age. Thank you for being so open in your sharing!

Larissa said...

ADORABLE!!!! What a lucky little girl xxx I haven't visited your blog for ages, and now you have had a baby in that time - big belated congrats to all your lovely family :)

Anonymous said...

I almost feel like having a baby on my own just because of Lucy's pictures :)

Have I told you yet that she's lovely? :)

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Pippa @ BeadsAndBarnacles said...

Aww I love the polka dot and the colourful ones :D
I want to recreate a similar polka dot pattern in full sized trousers now. But knowing me it wont happen for a long time!

maddys mom said...

You are so right about baby girls clothing! I like pink just fine but don't want to dress my little one in frills and bows. Funky clothes are hard to find. Yours were just fab! May have to try it myself!

Andrea M said...

These are so fun! Especially love the polka dots!

funky baby clothes said...

The colourful patterns and the polka dots are really funky . very nice idea to gift your baby the funky baby clothes . you can create by own and have fun.

http://www.mylittlepickle.co.uk/baby-clothes-s/45.htm

Krys said...

Any ideas for a baby boy print???

MyLittlePickle said...

Some organic baby clothes may not be washable. However, Hatley and Emile et Rose are two designers that offer organic baby clothes and non-organic options that withstand many washings without fading or stretching. Because babies may spit up, they tend to go through many clothing changes at first.

funky baby clothes said...

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Thanks for sharing such wonderful blog with us.

KREACJA DNIA said...

FANTASTIC!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this.thank u for this awesome idea and tutorial

Chelsea and Daniel said...

Cute! Do you do it on the back on the pants too?

Bean and Me said...

You have some serious talent! These leggings are amazing I seriously can not pick a favorite one.


I never thought of using bubble wrap as a stamp, you are seriously innovative.

Thank you so much for sharing how you turn a plain pair of leggings into something completely funky !!

Stephanie Fenelon said...

Absolutely beautiful! Just my kind of style because I'm sick of pink. How do you go about washing it and do you wash it after you have created it.

A Little Bit of Cheek said...

I really like how you have made these funky baby clothes. It looks so simple to create the stamps and make some ordinary baby leggings look cool and funky. I think my favorite would have to be the geometric one.

Margaret Shields said...

Awesome

Sandra said...

beautiful pants i like it really

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