Today I am so excited to be teaming up with a talented group of bloggers to present a holiday tour of some of our favorite patterns from a powerhouse group of designers. This team represents some of the biggest names in PDF pattern design and I am thrilled to be representing Greenstyle Creations on the tour of our favorite things.
When we first started kicking around the idea of a theme for this tour, we immediately thought of a holiday collection. I love the holidays and especially Christmas. Unfortunately where we live in California (I know, poor me!) we don't get snow, but that doesn't stop us from getting into the spirit of the season. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to get us all decked out for the upcoming festivities and parties.
Even though it looks a lot more like fall than winter here, we are in full throttle holiday prep around here. Christmas tree hunting, hanging lights and decorations, baking cookies, and of course writing our gift lists! So in the midst of all of that, of course I thought it would be a good idea to make outfits not only for the girls, but for myself too. :)
We teamed up with Riley Blake Designs (who generously supplied the fabric for all of my outfits) and I was immediately drawn to the Hollywood Sparkle Collection because it is sparkly and perfect for dressing up our outfits. I loved the silver on black and decided that would be the central theme of my collection. I paired that with the one-inch black and white stripe knit and solid black knit from their knit basics collection. The addition of the knit into the ensembles makes them really comfy and completely everyday wearable.
For my older daughter, I used the Greenstyle Lil Miss Finnley pants that are so new they are just now getting ready to go into testing! They are so cute and can totally be dressed up or down. I paired those with a dressed up version of one of my favorite patterns, the Greenstyle easy options t-shirt. I lengthened the bodice and then added a double layer of long ruffles to the bottom and another long ruffle to the sleeves. I used my trusty Silhouette software and machine (another favorite thing) to add a little more sparkle with the iron-on sparkle vinyl letters.
For the little one, I again used the easy options t-shirt (it's such a great base pattern!) to make an adorable high/low top.
I adjusted the bodice to the shape I wanted and added a full ruffle to the bottom. I also added ruching to the bottom of the sleeve as a little extra detail. It turned out adorable, even though she is still refusing to wear long sleeves and has already told me I need to cut them off. Ugh. I made another glitter vinyl iron-on and she was thrilled when I told her what it said. I paired the top with leggings that I bought at my local Target (one of my favorite places to shop!).
For my outfit, I used another one of my favorite Greenstyle patterns, the centerfield raglan. I added a cowl to it, but ended up wearing a scarf for the pictures so you can't really see the cowl I added. You'll have to my word for it; it's really cute. For my pants, I used the black knit to make a pair of the Finnley Pants that Greenstyle is releasing on Monday (yes, tomorrow!!!) and are destined to become some of my most worn/best loved pants. They have a comfortable yoga type flat waist band and adorable rings around the legs that are cute and totally comfortable. I can't wait to make more!
Now, for the fun part...if you are inspired to make some of your own holiday fashions, you can win all 4 of the patterns I used from Greenstyle Creations! How fun is that? You can enter using the rafflecopter below.
If you want some additional inspiration, you should check out the other fabulous blogger who participated in the tour. You won't be sorry, they have some fabulous outfits made up!
|Picking out the perfect tree to go with their holiday outfits!|
Thanks again to the wonderful ladies that blogged along with me this week; your work inspires me! Thanks also to Riley Blake Designs for supplying the fabric for my outfits and to Greenstyle Creations for supplying the patterns for my outfits and for the prizes! What a great group of people I have the pleasure of working with!
Until next time, sparkle and shine!
|And that's a wrap!|