Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Greenstyle Blog Tour

(I received the patterns and fabrics for free but all opinions are my own!) 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 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


  1. Very cute! I love seeing her in the long Amy Skirt! The applique is a nice touch. The Lemon Drop was one of my daughter's favorites for a long time. :)

  2. I love it. I think my favorite of these is the shirt with short and long sleeves. It came out really well. And I think my daughter would love the pink and gray. Love Greenstyle patterns and I love Riley Blake knits.

  3. That bicycle fabric is calling my name! Very cute!

  4. Ugg, more patterns I must have!

  5. Love these outfits! The simple tee, really makes the skirt pop! The layered sleeve looks great!

  6. Very cute!! And I love the navy dot skirt! :)

  7. Definitely fabulous outfits. I love that by making skirts, they will mix and match with other outfits.


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