Thursday, October 23, 2014

Greenstyle Creations Focus on Fall Blog Tour Wrap Up Post

Wow! What a fabulous 2 weeks of blog posts!  I cannot get over all of the wonderful items all of the bloggers made and posted.  It has been a great time and I have enjoyed seeing everyones creations.  I hope you have too!

A HUGE thank you to Riley Blake Designs for providing the fabric for this tour; their fabrics are a dream to sew up and I have been very spoiled over my last few projects by getting to work with it.

While everyone else was taking their turn on the blog tour, I took the opportunity to sew up two more outfits for my girls.  In my last post, I showed my little ones frozen inspired Greenstyle Creations Bella shirt paired with a Savannah skirt.  I intended on making the same shirt for my older daughter but my machine ate my shirt front half way through embroidering (boo!) Then my daughter saw another design she liked better anyway, serendipity I guess!

I made the Bella/Savannah super combo again.  I love these two patterns and they are super quick to make.  I just did the outer bubble again this time, so it is more of a ruffle bottom than bubble.  

I used the Riley Blake Aqua Houndstooth knit for the main part of the skirt, and the half inch Aqua Stripe for the waistband, ruffle sleeves and neckband.  For the shirt, I used the Solid White Knit.  

It turned out so cute!  I told her I had made her the shirt and that I had something to match. She asked me if it was pants and when I told her it was not, that it was a skirt, she lit up.  Even though she is growing up way too fast, deep down she's still a little girl who loves skirts!

For my younger daughter, I used one of Greenstyle Creations newest girls patterns, the Laurelette.  For the Laureltte, I did the binding in lieu of the cowl (which I love, but she decided she didn't want) and did a three quarter length sleeve (since she is still on her long sleeve strike).  It is the perfect play dress; in fact, she wore it to her tumbling class after we took pictures in it.  

I used the Riley Blake Small Girl Chevron for the skirt portion and the Hot Pink Small Dots for the bodice.  

I added a little heart out of the Hot Pink Dot to the skirt.  I just cut the shape out using the same fold-in-half-and-cut method that I used to cut out hearts in elementary school and then did a quick zig-zag around the edge.  Easy-Peasy and adds a cute little touch to it.  

I love this dress on her and it is so simple to put together.  This one took less than an hour including cutting time.  Can't ask for quicker than that!

She hearts it! 

And that is a perfect note to end this great tour on.  Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, Riley Blake Designs and Whimsical Fabrics (where you can buy some of these great fabrics).  And, of course, Greenstyle Creations for continuing to design fashionable and wearable patterns! 

Another HUGE thanks to all of the wonderful ladies who took part in the blog tour.  If you missed any of their posts, you can find them here: 

October 13- Kick off Post by Blogs Like A Mother
October 15- Handmade Boy
October 18- Snickerdoodle Stew
October 19- The Sewing Sparrow
October 21- Babyfish Designs
October 22- FABulous Home-Sewn
October 23- Gracious Threads
October 24- Wrap Up Post by Blogs Like A Mother

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  1. Sarah, you never disappoint! Your photography is beautiful, your girls are beautiful and your work is fantastic. Well done!

  2. Oh that heart picture is precious! Great job!