The exciting news alluded to last week, and the secret sewing I've been biting my tongue about for weeks is...STYLO 3! You can imagine how thrilled I was way back in August to get an email from Jessica of The Sewing Rabbit asking me to contribute to STYLO magazine. When you love what you do, its so validating to have someone ask you to do more of it. In the summer I have a lot of down time in the car shlepping back and forth between my house in the city, and my parent's farm in the country. While staring down PA-322 I had plenty of time to make extravagant plans in my head. Plans that my hands had to follow through with in September. I sewed my little heart out (and knit quite a bit too) and I'm pretty happy with the results. I made 10 pieces for STYLO inspired by the story of Hansel & Gretel. The focus was on cozy fall layers that we could mix and match, and even a few pieces that either kid can wear. In the next few week I will be restyling a few of these pieces and giving a few of my favorite pieces (oh that HAT!) a full pattern review.
I took two different photo sequences for these outfits. Hopefully, the story I shared with STYLO speaks for itself. I'll share the other photo sequence here. My secret photographer husband took ALL of the photos in this post (for the STYLO spread he took half and I took half). When we were standing in the middle of the woods and I was on the creative emotional roller coaster of this-is-awesome, this-sucks, this-is-awesome, this-sucks, he pried the camera from my hands and really brought the story of the Grimm woods (shown in STYLO) to life. Here is a brighter story of my little woodland children collecting ferns in a sunnier part of the forrest.
Pixie Bonnet : SweetKM Big Kid Bonnet
Vest : Self Drafted (Will share a tutorial next week!)
Dress : 5 & 10 Designs Vol. 1
T-Shirt : Oliver & S - Field Trip Raglan
Check out STYLO Restyled to see how we're wearing the Hansel & Gretel look every day.
A big fat thank you to Jessica (Sewing Rabbit) and Celina (Petit a Petite & Family) for putting all of this together, and asking me to play along. Now, go check it out!
Thanks to Michael Levine Inc. for providing some of the fabrics for my project. Use coupon code STYLO10 to get 10% at the Michael Levine site.
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