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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Greenstyle Favorite Things

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!



46 comments:

  1. I'm hopefully making my girls and my boy pjs for Christmas. And a stocking for the boy. And who knows what else. Not enough hours in the days.

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  2. I'm going to see anything I can I between finals! Lol!!!

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  3. Made Christmas dresses - one for me and two for little girl and made pjs for the kids. Hoping to make some Christmas presents as well if my sewing machine cooperates - a dress for goddaughter, dresses for nieces, and PJs for my brother.

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  4. PJs and Christmas sets for my own and other little special ones :)

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  5. Aww, you guys look amazing and comfortable!

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  6. What a great way to be festive! I'm sewing up some gifts, but that's about it for Christmas!

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  7. Dressing up outfits for my niece :)

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  8. I'm making a ton of bags.....and hopefully throwing in a few pairs of Norah boyshort undies for me as well!

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  9. I hope to make a dress for myself and maybe some pajamas for my boys.

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  10. What am I not making?! I've already made 5 pairs of pajamas, and 2 baby outfits. I have 2 hoodies cut, I need to make 4 shirts, 1 tunic, 1 pair of leggings and 2 dresses. I also have a bunch non clothing items to make as well. I think my machine may break when I'm done!

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  11. I've made 2 dresses and 3 ruffle pants. At least 1 more dress to make and who knows what else.

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  12. I'm planning on making my dad and step mom's 3 little foster children matching shirts. they're siblings that are all 1 year apart, and are still young enough that we can dress them alike ;)

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  13. I'm making Esmee Cottage dresses for my nieces and a few dresses for me which I can't say much about because they are in testing. :)

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  14. I need to make Pj's, stockings, car seat ponchos...

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  15. I need to make my little girl a stocking!

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  16. I am mostly monogramming things for presents but I hope to make my girls some things over the Christmas break.

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  17. I am hoping to make pajamas and stockings for both of my granddaughters.

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  18. I need to start making Christmas pressies. I had better get moving.

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  19. trying to make pjs for my son and/or another car seat poncho

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  20. An I - spy quilt for my son!

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  21. Matching Doll & Niece outfits, PJs, & a hooded Studio tunic for ME

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  22. I made my daughter a couple dresses and making reversible aprons too!

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  23. Jammies. The Centerfield raglan and Husdon hoodie will be used for tops.

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  24. I'm making some microwave potholders, some buntings for the kids' teachers, and a Centerfield Raglan for my mom!

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  25. I'm making my hubby a jacket, pajama pants and a button up! His birthday is on Christmas Eve, so I have to double up on the buying and making for his gifts!

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  26. dresses, dresses, and more dresses. just finished a laurel

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  27. christmas dresses, i hope..... 2 down... 2 to go.....

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  28. I am making some Santa dresses and leggings. Thank you!

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  29. Bowl cozies (helps with removing a hot bowl from the microwave), furry hats for the kids and if I have time I'd like to start making fleece lounge clothes for the kids. :)

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  30. PJs I hope...so far nothing! But there's still time hahaha

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  31. LOVE THE WORDING YOU USED ON THE TWO GIRLS OUTFITS!

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  32. Hopefully I can get some skirts done for my daughters

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  33. Jammie's, scarves, hooded towels, and hopefully more

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  34. I'm going to decide soon and then panic trying to get everything done in the days leading up to, as per usual.

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  35. I'm pretty much sewing all my Christmas gifts this year...goodies, undies, jammies, cardigans, etc....

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