Hello! It’s time to introduce you to our designer of the week, Bella from Rock It Baby. Bella resides on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland and creates a range of handmade clothing, accessories, and manchester for babies and toddlers. Today we’re testing out the super stylin’ monster mash shorties. Enjoy!
There’s a whole lot to love about these playful pants from Rock It Baby, but let’s start with the fabulous fabric! Made from a stretch jersey knit, these harem shorties are easy to get on and off; lightweight and comfy for play; and stretchy, to allow lots of room to move and grow.
The pattern is bright and funky in orange and hues of blue, and we found that it matched well with range of colours (particularly those with white backgrounds, like the shirt you see above). You can also buy matching sets (including tees, singlets, and onesies) from the Rock It Baby range.
These shorties are well made, and well priced at $20.
The verdict… the perfect play pant!
*The t-shirt in the picture above is by Freddy Alphabet
Rock It Baby came to life in February 2014, which makes this month their one year anniversary… hooray! Bella started out making clothes for her newborn boy (who is now 13 months old). She explains,”I received many comments from people asking where they could buy my creations, so I thought whilst I was on maternity leave, I might start a little side project to keep me busy (as if a newborn isn’t enough)… what was I thinking!! But low and behold it has blossomed into the most rewarding creative outlet, that just keeps kicking goals”.
Bella chose her business name to reflect something musical. She says, “Music was my inspiration at the start, but I now get my creativity from anywhere and everywhere. I try to work with the latest trends, but mostly my designs just flow from whatever I’m feeling at the moment”.
Bella personally designs most of the fabric for her collection, and aims to keep the range gender neutral, with seasonal colours and trends.
Here’s three fun facts about Bella (in her own words):
I was born in Sydney, lived my teenage years in a little country town and now reside on the Gold Coast.
I LOVE pickled gherkins. I could eat a whole jar (and have).
My favourite song is “Patience” by Guns’n’Roses.
The Rock It Baby range is available in sizes 000 – 2T and includes harem shorties, tees, singlets, rompers, bloomers, headbands, bibs, and cot sheets. You can find Bella on Etsy, or follow along on Instagram for all the latest designs.