Sunday, October 12, 2014

Greenstyle Creations Focus on Fall Blog Tour Kick Off

I am so excited to day to be kicking off the Greenstyle Creations Focus on Fall Blog Tour.  This tour is one that Angie (the designer over at Greenstyle Creations) and I have been working on for a while now, and I am so excited to see what all of the talented bloggers we have lined up are going to come up with.

So what is this all about?  Over the next two weeks, there will be a series of bloggers featuring the entire Greenstyle lineup of children's patterns.  We also partnered up with Riley Blake Designs, who generously supplied the fabric for all of the bloggers on the tour and with Whimsical Fabrics who generously supplied some terrific prizes (HINT: the giveaway is at the bottom!).

With fall in the air, it is time to start thinking long sleeves and leggings.  Since my girls are both going into a new size, this was the perfect opportunity for me to get started on their fall wardrobes.

For my older daughter, I made the Anna Lap Dress from Greenstyle and paired it with the Lucy Leggings . I used the Riley Blake Navy and Purple Stripe paired with a custom knit for a bit of contrast.

The Anna Lap Dress is such a cute and cozy option for the fall.  It includes short and long sleeves and directions for both a tunic and a dress.  I made the long sleeved tunic to pair with the leggings. 

The lap detail and contrast band gives the Anna Lap Dress a little extra touch and makes it so easy to personalize.  I did not do the optional ruffles on the bodice, but I am sure I will eventually.  We love ruffles around here!

She played in it all day and it's dress-code friendly, so the versatility and comfort are great benefits. She will get a lot of use out of this outfit this fall and winter.  

For my little one, I made the Savannah Skirt and the Bella Bubble Top.  

The Savannah Skirt was made with the Riley Blake Hot Pink Stripe  and Hot Pink Small Dot for the waistband (you'll just have to take my word on that since we didn't get a picture of the contrast waistband!) 

For the Bella Top, I used the Riley Blake Solid White knit and the Hot Pink Small Dot for contrast.  I did a simple ruffle instead of the bubble sleeve for my top. 

Since we are very much still in Frozen Mania at our house, I embroidered a frozen phrase on the top. She can't read yet, but once she found out what it said, she was smitten! She thanked me several times for her pretty skirt and top, so I call this one a win.  

The Savannah skirt is super easy to make and I already have another cut out to make with a matching Bella for my older daughter.  The little one liked it so much that I will probably make her a few more for this fall.  She is on a pants strike, so we will need lots of skirts to get us through the winter.  Thankfully we live in a warm climate!

 These four patterns, like the entire Greenstyle line up, are super comfortable and versatile.   I have adult versions of both the Bella and the Lucy in my own closet and frequently wear them.   So I know first hand how great and wearable they are.

Proof they really do love each other...

My versions of these patterns are just the beginning of the tour, so make sure you check out all of these amazing ladies and their projects over the next 2 weeks!

October 13- Kick off Post by Blogs Like A Mother
October 14- Friends Stitched Together
October 15- Handmade Boy
October 16- Becca Duval Photography
October 17- The Lady and The Gents
October 18- Snickerdoodle Stew
October 19- The Sewing Sparrow
October 20- Once Upon A Sewing Machine
October 21- Babyfish Designs
October 22- FABulous Home-Sewn
October 23- Gracious Threads
October 24- Wrap Up Post by Blogs Like A Mother

If you want to grab a few of these patterns for yourself, Greenstyle Creations is offering a 25% discount with the code "25discount" during the tour. 

C'mon! Where's the giveaway?

A huge thank you to Riley Blake Designs for providing the fabric for the tour.  And another huge thank you to Whimsical Fabrics and Greenstyle Creations for providing the prize packages.  You can enter by using the widget below!

Thanks you so much for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour to enter for more chances at one of the 4 prize packages!  


  1. Love your combinations of fabrics.

  2. Great looks! Can't wait to see the rest of the tour!

  3. The outfits are great I can't wait to make the adult versions of it for me!

  4. Lovely! Thank you for sharing them!

  5. These are great stripes! Love the fabric choices and patterns!

  6. Trying again. Great outfits and cute girls. (-: Love the fabrics

  7. Very cute! Love the fabric combos and the girls look really happy and comfortable playing in the outfits.

  8. Love the Anna Lap Dress - super cute! And great pix of your girls....

  9. Lovely sewing! Aren't those Riley Blake jerseys just the best??

  10. Such cute fabrics! I need to get me some of this!!

  11. So cute. Great outfits and beautiful girls.

  12. Super cute, love your design choices.

  13. Those are adorable outfits and perfect for Fall!

  14. loving the ruffles on all the clothing...especially the pant legs.

  15. I hope my daughter still wants me to sew for her when she is your girls' age! She's 3 now, and loves it!

  16. Eeep! love the stripes! my daughters would totally love this style!

  17. Those outfits are adorable, and the prints are perfect!

  18. Great outfits!! Love the stripe fabric! :)

  19. Cute outfits! with interesting fabric combinations!