Why I do what I do

I love knowing why people do what they do.  Here’s my “why”:

I love to sew.

I come from a long line of creative women.  My mother, grandmothers and great grandmothers loved to cook, to sew, to reuse (way before it was cool and responsible to recycle), to quilt.  I regret that I didn’t learn from Grandma E. when I had the chance.  Oh, she tried, but I really didn’t listen or watch or learn much.  I didn’t do too well in home ec either.  That’s not Mrs. L’s fault.  Sewing just wasn’t my thing.  Then, in college, I needed a poodle skirt.  My mom told me to make my own.  So I did, using her little Singer Featherweight.

From that time one, I dabbled.  I’ve hemmed pants, I made curtains and pillows, I’ve sewn up purses.  I’ve even figured out how to sew clothes that flatter me and rival anything you could buy at high-end boutiques.

Then I had children…

When my daughter was born, I made her first Halloween costume (a little orange sleep sack and orange cap).  Pumpkins are perfect when you’re one week old.

My mom and I made the bedding and curtains for her room, nightgowns, and Easter dresses.  When my son came along a few years later, I began tackling jon jons.  I learned to applique and I got a much nicer, newer sewing machine.  I began creating garments as gifts for friends.  Then friends began asking to purchase jon jons and jumpers.

When I needed a name for my business, I knew I wanted something that expressed the idea that I create garments customized completely for each little one.  I believe that each child has their own God-given special personality.  I hope to offer you the garment that perfectly captures your child’s sweet spirit.  So, PersonaliTy Children’s Clothes was born.

I love that I can offer customers exactly what I want when shopping for my own children–quality products, completely customized and well made.  Thanks for taking the time to shop with me.


About personalitychildrensclothes

Welcome to this little blog. I'm Salinda. I'm a momma who loves to sew. I have 2 big kids now--6 and 9, but I still love making classics for little ones. I'm a Louisiana girl, so my shop is stocked with Southern classics. You'll find seersucker and gingham, jon jons and jumpers, and lots of monogramming! And, like any good Louisiana girl, you can count on me to provide you with lots of purple and gold and black and gold. I'm married to a great guy who does all he can to support my work from home business. We love our Jesus, each other, our kids, and Saints football. Guests in our home can always find a pot of sweet tea brewing or a hot pot of Community Coffee.
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6 Responses to Why I do what I do

  1. Liz Dauth says:

    I absolutely love this post and the fact that it cones from the heart and not just for money!!! Love your work I’ll be ordering from you soon!!!!

  2. Penny says:

    I love this post! That is an adorable outfit you have pictured at the bottom of your post…..

  3. Penny says:

    How much would that design cost in another fabric? It is too cute!!!

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