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.


  1. So, so, so happy for you! Love both outfits and am totally amused by that sweet couple ;)

    1. Thanks Annika, for your sweet and thoughtful comment (as always)

  2. Wow, wat leuk zeg!! Zag net het Stylo magazine en net over de helft zag ik jou bijdrage, wat leuk!! Schattige foto's ook!

  3. Your pictures were darling! They really are adorable together. You did an amazing job with pairing that fabric!