Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Blog Tour Day 7-Upton Shorts and Capris by Greenstyle Creations

Hello and welcome to my little neck of the woods!  Today I am SO EXCITED to be the caboose of the Summer Blog Tour along with some of my favorite ladies in the blogosphere and favorite pattern designers.  Plus, we were so lucky to have our tour sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics who graciously provided all of the fabric for this tour.  We are some lucky ladies!

I made up a couple of outfits for my kiddos using the Greenstyle Creations Bailey Tunic and the not-yet-released Upton Shorts/Capris.  The Bailey Tunic is actually the first Greenstyle Creations pattern I ever bought over 2 years ago and I am a little ashamed to say this is the first time I have made one...but I made 2 to make up for it!  

For the short outfit, I used the Art Gallery Fabric Happy Home Table Flowers Rainbow Knit  paired with their solid Peachy Custard Knit.

The Bailey tunic is such a fun and versatile pattern.  It comes with the bib detail and both a sleeveless and sleeved version.  Plus you can leave the bib off and have a great basic top pattern.  I used the large floral of the print for my bib and went around the edge with a braided trim from my hoard stash that was almost an exact color match.  Score one for hoarding trims!

The new Upton Shorts and Capris also have all kinds of features that make them a great basic pattern.  I made the short version for my little one without the pockets.  The cute little tie in the front adds a little charm to them and the fit was just perfect.  They are cute and comfy and clearly suitable for climbing and playing (the shoes, however, were not the best choice for that activity!) 

For the capri version, I used the Art Gallery Fabric Anna Elisa Tribal Study Aura Knit paired with their solid Turquoise Knit. I again used the print to make my bib piece and did the edge with more hoarded trim (who knew I had so much?) that matched beautifully.  

I did the Upton Capri version with pockets for my older daughter.  They turned out so cute and I liked adding a little pop of color at the pocket.

Both outfits turned out great and I love that they are great for playing and exploring outside, but cute enough to go out to dinner or wear to school.  Plus, made with knit, they are functional and wrinkle free.  Two huge pluses in my book! 

I just loved both of these patterns and the gorgeous fabric I used for them.  The Bailey Tunic is available now and the Upton Shorts and Capris are coming very soon from Greenstyle Creations.  You can keep an eye out in the Greenstyle Creations Facebook Group for new pattern releases and other great information.  

Thanks again to all of the pattern designers and Art Gallery Fabric for sponsoring this tour! 

If you missed the other days of the tour, you can check out:

Elizabeth at Lilygiggle
Raedene at Little Lizard King
Alexis at Brownie Goose
Kara at Jocole 
Tameka at Ellie Inspired 
and Jessica at Izzy & Ivy 

Until next time...


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