Today’s Feature – Lillipops Designs

I had my last child 9 years ago. At that time, I said No More! and I meant it.

Lillipops Designs could make me change my mind and try for a little girl just so I can buy these adorable dresses! Oh my gosh, they are just so cute! Who knew a mens dress shirt could become something so utterly adorable!

I am in love with this adorable dress. Seriously, how much cute can you stand?

OOAK Upcycled Girls Sundress Size 5T

OOAK Upcycled Girls Sundress Size 5T

Or this sweet little skirt?

The Original Upcycled Shirt Skirt, Size 2/3T

The Original Upcycled Shirt Skirt, Size 2/3T

Although, I have to say, I’m not sure which is cuter, the skirt or the adorable model!

But, enough of my chit chat, lets here what they have to say!

Tell us a bit about you and your craft

I’ve been at the sewing machine since I first started designing Barbie clothes at the age of 4. After trying my hand at many different artistic ventures, I finally came “home” to clothing design. I am a fabric junkie… if it catches my eye I HAVE to have it and find a way to incorporate it into fresh, fun garments for children. I believe in the wonder of childhood, and I want to make clothing that not only captures that brief moment in life, but also does it in a way that is completely unique and conscious of the environment.

What inspires you?

Anything and everything! First of all, my children. Their sense of adventure and the notion that there are no “wrongs” when it comes to being creative inspire me every day. I’m also inspired by the colors and textures in the natural world. I’m also a bit of a Europhile… I love the simple lines and quality construction of European design.

Why is it important to you to use eco-friendly materials in your items?

I’m always amazed at what people just throw away. I feel like I’m rescuing a forgotten treasure when I find an item to repurpose. I think it’s incredibly important to show that just because something isn’t useful in it’s present state, doesn’t mean it has no potential. There is too much great stuff out there for me to justify designing with all newly manufactured materials.

What is your favourite item and why?

 My favorite item changes everytime I make something new! But, I have to say that the first pink dress that I made is still the closest to my heart. I’ve made several copies, but the original is still in my shop. I think it has such a sweetness to it. It’s uncomplicated, but it’s pure in it’s femininity.

Upcycled Menswear Girl's Tunic Dress, Size 3/4T

Upcycled Menswear Girl's Tunic Dress, Size 3/4T

If the world could only know one thing about you, what would you like that to be?

That I am passionate… about what I design, about taking risks, about preserving the innocence of children, about making conscious decisions to benefit our beautiful planet, and about this wonderful life.

And a couple of fun questions

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Coffee, coffee and more coffee.

If you were a colour, what colour would you be and why?

I would be peacock blue. It has a depth and character that speak to me. Like me, it appears a little different every time you look at it.

If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be?

Right now, I would love to meet Eleanor Roosevelt. She was such a champion of the cottage arts, and inspired so many women to use their creativity and skills to help their families during one of the most economically and culturally challenging times in America’s history. She would be appalled at the current bureaucratic madness that has infected my industry. She was one tough cookie and made no excuses for her convictions.