In Full Bloom

works of arte!

Your little blossom seems to sprout out of her threads in no time flat.

Keep her petal pushing under control with gear from Artemisia.

The collection is designed by local mom Marisa Lombardo, using her hoard of vintage linens, hankies, and sparkly buttons. Pick from one of five styles, and she’ll create a one-of-a-kind garment just for you.

There are roomy sundresses, easy separates, and bloomers to keep active girls prim on the playground. Well-thought-out details include frayed edged rosettes and running stitches along side seams. It’s a sweet look for every day or the perfect solution for an unstuffy flower girl frock.

You can even ask for cleverly placed tucks and generous side seams that can be let out to lengthen the wear of the garment.

Because she’s growing like a weed.

Available by e-mail order (artemisiamarisa@gmail.com). To see styles, go to artemisia-us.blogspot.com.

Photo credit: Denise Guerin

This Week in Philadelphia!

Bastille Day Street Festival
A day full of French-themed fun, including crafts, a costume contest for pooches, and a bike race just for petite pedalers.
Why: Let them eat cake!
When: Sat., 2-6 p.m. Pet parade, 2 p.m.; tricycle Tour de France, 3 p.m.
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. To register for pet parade and race, call 215-236-3300 or e-mail info@easternstate.org.

Summer Wonder

What: Kids (6-12) explore everything from King Tut to Native American dance in this weekly series about cultures around the world.
Why: Globe trot.
When: Thru Aug. 12. Wed., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. (215-746-6774).

Second Saturday Concert

What: Local musicians play among the found object and sculpture garden.
Why: It’s noteworthy.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. (215-733-0390).

3260 South St
@ 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
1020 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130