Livia in Petit Bateau


One of my best friends, Marjolein, just gave birth to her first baby, a beautiful little girl and I had the honor of making the birth announcement for baby Livia … love love love this name.

It had been quite some since  the last time I created/illustrated anything … but I hope you like it?


Marjolein send me these lovely pictures of some of the petit bateau's her mama kept for her all that time. Marjolein and her sister wore them when they were just born…. can you believe the quality and the still beautiful looking prints. My boys still wear petit bateau … I have always been, still am and will always be one of their biggest fans!



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  1. lea jones

    the birth announcement is beautiful, i love it. Petit bateau are the best, and love the little t shirts. I am a lurker over here and have never commented before, but i love your blog. My mother is Dutch and i grew up speaking dutch at home. xxx Léa.

  2. bambola

    Petit Bateau is the best!! nice quality and correct price…this pics are really vintage!! i think the models are so actualy…:)

  3. ChantaleP

    That is such a sweet name. Congratulations to your friend! Our art director at work just had a baby boy and we are desperately seeking a gift right now (the baby came 2 weeks earlier!). How lucky is Marjolein that her mom kept these? And they look softly brand new!

  4. Marie @etincellestudio

    Lovely illustration Irene… I think you should do it more often!
    And with regards to the Petit Bateau, my mum did the same and my kids had been wearing some of them. I am on my way to repeat the tradition and keep the most beautiful clothes my kids have and pass them on when they have children themselves.
    It’s bringing tears to my eyes just thinking of my feelings when my mum gave me clothes I was wearing when I was a baby!

  5. Iris

    Ja, er gaat niets boven Petit Bateau. Bij ons gaan de rompers een kleertjes ook van kind op kind in de familie. Superkwaliteit en altijd mooi.
    x Iris
    ps Subtiel en lief kaartje!

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