(I received the patterns and fabrics for free but all opinions are my own!)
And....now....the Greenstyle Blog Tour!
I had signed up to join in and was thrilled when I learned after signing up that we could choose our fabric from Riley Blake Designs and they'd send it over for free!
I chose to make the Amy Skirt, the Lemon Drop Skirt, and after finding out the Study Hall Shirt had sizing only from tween to adult, I chose the Easy Options T-Shirt.
Now the most difficult part came in--choosing fabric!
For the first outfit--the Amy Skirt and an Easy Option T-Shirt, I chose the Small Dot Navy Knit, Knit Solid Yellow and Medium Gingham Green Woven.
Both are sewn in size 4.
The Amy Skirt is a super quick and easy sew--I love it!
When my daughter first tried it on for hemming, she gushed over how soft it was.
And, the Riley Blake knits are truly very soft and as an added bonus, super easy to sew up.
The only modifications I made was to add a woven flower applique with buttons and woven cuffs.
I basically traced the lower part of the cuff and cut them out of the woven. Sewed the sides together and sewed them with the right side of the woven against the wrong side of the sleeve with a 1/4" seam allowance. Then, I turned the raw edge over by 1/4" and topstitched that down after pressing the cuff up. Super quick and easy but it gives a whole new look.
My daughter loves the fact that it reaches her feet--'it's like a dress, Mommy!'
For the Lemon Drop Skirt and Easy Options T-Shirt, I chose Hot Pink Solid Knit, Gray Solid Knit, and Fancy Bikes Teal Woven, Fancy Floral Pink Woven, and Snapshots Family Gray Woven.
For this Easy Options T-shirt, I used both the long and short sleeves to make a layered look.
I first hemmed the short sleeve and then sandwiched both sleeves against the bodice and stitched them all on in one pass.
Then the under-arm and side seam was stitched again all in one pass--with the short sleeve sandwiched between the long sleeve.
The Lemon Drop Skirt, I made exactly according to the pattern though I left off the optional pockets.
I love that the waistband doesn't look super gathered or scrunched from the elastic.
It's short enough that it is only tightened a little with the elastic.
Make sure to enter the great giveaway!
And, Greenstyle Creations is offering a 25% discount off their patterns with the code "25discount" during the tour, so be sure to hop over and snatch up some great patterns.
Greenstyle Creations Focus on Fall Blog Tour Schedule
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