Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Meet the Designers: Max from Max California

 
Hi! I'm Max! I am super stoked to be here, as part of the Project Run & Play competition! I blog over at Max California and I come from Australia. What an awesome way to start the new year by looking at our faces! Hahah. I learned how to sew when I was around 8 years old. My mama taught me how to make Cabbage Patch Kid dresses and I liked sewing pencil cases for school. And appliquéing. I appliquéd faces of the characters from Rugrats onto everything. I started to sew a lot more when I left highschool and had more access to the internet and found lots of craft websites and blogs. Soon I moved to Brisbane with my then-boyfriend {now husband!} Tim and I studied fashion at the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE but I dropped out in my second year! I loved learning though, I really enjoyed it! Pattern-making was my favourite class, and even though I disliked the theory, it was still cool to learn about all the different fabrics and set them on fire to test flammability.

 
I'm mama to two gorgeous kids, Vincent who is 3 and a half and Edison who is almost 6 months old! {Vince doesn't really wear glasses. He's just a dork}. They are my driving force for life, everything I do revolves around them. When I had Vinnie I was worried about sewing for him; would it be good enough? Would it fit? What do little boys wear anyway? And then the Internet came through for me, like always, and I found Dana & Rae's blogs and inspiration shone out from my computer screen and into my studio ^_^


My kids have different clothing styles: Vinnie has always been a bit trendy, a bit dapper, but always with a rock 'n' roll twist whereas Eddie is a girly-girl, her wardrobe is full of vintage dresses and pretty florals although after 6 months of it, I can officially say I am OVER pink. I also make her some trendy gear too, and she wears her big brother's old things {and gets mistaken for a boy of course!} I've been working so hard to come up with unique designs that are true to my offbeat style, and I am SO excited to show you what I have done! I just hope I'm good enough to earn your vote :) May the Force be with you!

28 comments:

  1. Happy to see you here and can't wait to see what you come up with!
    I am originally from Australia :)

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  2. You will rock the whole competition! I was hoping that you'd be one of the designers. Since I first found PR&P I loved it, but I'm still looking forward to seeing your a little bit different approach to children's clothing...

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  3. I agree with the commenter above, it´s refreshing to see new designs, daring colour combos for girls and fun clothing. I love it when mums express their tastes sewing for their children.
    I´m looking forward to see you in the competition!
    María

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  4. Woo! Can't wait to see your awesome offbeat style shining through in the competition, Max. I love that your creations have a "wink and a smile" to them and I'm excited to see what you do! Happy sewing!

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  5. Look at those cute little faces- your style is awesome and so are you! ;o)

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    1. Hahah right back at you! I hope we do alright :D

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  6. I've been following your blog for quite some time, and can't wait to see the outfits you've come up with!!

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  7. Max, you are SUPER awesome. I love your energy and your family is adorable!!! I'm excited to see what you'll share with us this season!!!

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    1. Ahhh I can't wait for YOUR stuff! I loved seeing your sew along things {i think it was last season? I can't keep track of time anymore haha}

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  8. awwww yay. Thanks for being on this blog and showing it to me, now I have a new blog to follow! Cant wait to see what you come up with

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    1. I can't wait for you to see! I hope I do good ^_^

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  9. Yay! I'm excited to see what you come up with!

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    1. You too babe!! I've gone from excited to sick with anxiousness and now excited again! ahah

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  10. After seeing all your super creative designs in the sew-alongs, I cannot wait to see what awesomeness you make for Season 6!

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  11. I can't wait to see your designs, I am certain every one will be packed with fun!

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  12. I have been hanging out for the start of this project because of you girl!! Can't wait I am giddy with excitement!

    Xo Steph

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