Meet The Designers: Alida from Alida Makes

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hey y'all! I'm Alida and I blog at Alida Makes. I'm a Southern girl and a lover of all things colorful. My blog focuses a lot on sewing for children because I have have 4 of them! 

My husband is a doctor, and his schedule right now is pretty hectic, so sewing is my therapy. When all the children go to bed and the house is quiet I love to sip my wine and stitch away into the wee hours. Then in the morning I wake up and think "why didn't I go to bed?!" But I know the answer: because sewing is my passion. 

My mother-in-law gave me a sewing machine 6 years ago and helped me make one pattern. After that I was hooked. I learned most of what I know from Youtube videos and blog tutorials (and learning the hard way…I'm pretty good at that.) I started my blog as a way to chronicle my projects, and it kind of spiraled from there. Life happened, and the blog has evolved a lot in the last 4 years. I wouldn't change a thing.

One more thing you should know about me: I love to change my hair. And sometimes I let my readers pick my next haircut. So come check out Alida Makes! It's a fun place to hang out!


  1. you're awesome Alida! Good luck!

  2. Yay Alida!! I know you are going to BRING it!!

  3. Ha, this sounds a lot like me! My husband is an airline pilot so his schedule is hectic too. I am constantly trying to give myself a bedtime so I don't stay up so late sewing (hasn't worked yet!). Good luck, can't wait to see what you all make!!

  4. What an adorable family Alida! Good luck!

  5. I love chopping my hair off too!! Looking forward to seeing your garments :)

  6. your lil guy looks like he likes mischeif. which of course, is a compliment. :)) here we go!!!

    1. He saw this picture on here (over my shoulder) and he said "MOM! You can't put that on the internet! My face is so laaaaame!" 10-year-olds.

  7. Good luck for Project Sewn Alida!! My hubby travels a lot for work, so I'm a fellow late night stitcher :)

  8. hair envy over here ! Loving to get to know you better and doing this together!


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