Sunday, May 24, 2015

STYLO - her outfit

Today I’m sharing the details of the little girl’s outfit I sewed for STYLO.
When I started brainstorming about my contribution for STYLO, I thought it would be fun to sew outfits for my 4-year old boy and his girlfriend M.
They are such a cute pair, and they always have a lot of fun together. And they would make a photogenic combination, my tall dark boy next to this small blonde girl (would you tell that they only differ one month in age?)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

STYLO - his outfit

Have you already taken a look at the fabulous new issue of STYLO magazine?
I contributed to the 1 Fabric/5 Ways spread. Five people were sent a piece of Alison Glass' PLUS fabric from the Handcrafted line and asked to create something inspired by this fabric. With this fabric as starting point, I created two outfits. Let's take a closer look at my boy's outfit.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Today the 4th issue of STYLO Magazine is released, and guess who is contributing?
Unbelievable right?
I was so surprised and honored when Jess and Celina emailed me to contribute to this issue and didn't need to think long before answering with a very big YESSSS. Especially after seeing the inspirational Pinterest board for this issue. Bright, bold, colorful, geometric, that was just right up my alley!
I was assigned to the 1 Fabric/5 Ways spread, which meant that I was sent a yard of surprise fabric, and had to create something inspired by it. So after the first excitement of being invited, some looong weeks of eager anticipation followed. My package was the last one to arrive, and I was really getting anxious that it had gotten lost in the mail. You can imagine my relief when it finally arrived.
The package contained a yard of Alison Glass' Handcrafted PLUS fabric. I must confess that it wasn't love at first sight, and I had a hard time coming up with a plan. Many hours of browsing Pinterest and the local fabric market followed. Finally, I found a nice combination of fabrics, and I could start sewing two outfits; one for my boy, and one for his girl friend.
As I was sewing the outfits, the fabric grew on me, even though I used it predominantly as a contrast fabric. My husband kept teasing me about how I was hiding it, but I really like it more as an accent fabric than as a main fabric.
The photoshoot took place early spring, on a very cold and grey day. The kids were troopers though, and had so much fun together. They are such a cute pair.
In the coming days, I will share more details of both outfits separately. Right now, I encourage you to go straight to STYLO Magazine and feast on all the great content that this issue has to offer.
Or visit Maartje at Huisje Boompje Boefjes, Holli at Hello Holli, Monica at Adirondack Inspired or Erin at Brooklyn Patterns to see what they made with this fabric.