About: How Little Iris Began

Elliott Iris at 4 months old.

After years of hating how clothes fit, I began designing and sewing my own clothes. So naturally, when I had my daughter, Elliott Iris, and she began outgrowing all of her cute clothes in record time (she never fit into newborn sizes), I decided to use my sewing powers for good and come up with designs for her that would still fit when I was done making them. Thus, Little Iris Clothing was born.

About: The Clothes

My goal is to design clothes that are hip and comfortable and will fit a baby for more than a month!

I choose fabrics that stretch well and when possible, I include features that will allow the design to last through a few growth spurts. Many of my shorts and leggings include a drawstring waistband with hidden elastic which allows for waist adjustments while still stretching comfortably on wiggling little bodies. The leggings I offer that do not have a drawstring, use a thin braided elastic that won't dig into a growing belly. Many of my tops are long and can transition from dress to shirt as a baby grows.

I hand carve all of the stamps I use, this means that each stamped piece will have its own sweet imperfections.

About: Me (owner/designer/stitcher of things)

My name is Molly and I live in Fremont, California. with my husband, my daughter, and a sweet, fluffy cat named Punky.

I've always been really affected by clothes and usually frustrated by the fit or style of the clothes that I found in stores. Sewing and designing clothing, not only allows me to make the clothes that I want to wear (or dress my baby in), it strikes a great balance of satisfying both the math and creative parts of my brain. Plus, I get to play with beautiful fabric!

Generally I'm a jeans & t-shirt wearer, I love coffee, I garden when I have time, and I have a life goal of developing a jeans pattern that is perfect for my body.