Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sewing: Winter Wonderland Kid Style (Pattern Anthology Review)


Don't you just love the Winter Wonderland Pattern Anthology? It's such a great concept to introduce a bundle of coordinating patterns at an incredible price. This collection of eight patterns is available at 40% off through November 18--just two more days!



The talented team behind Pattern Anthology put together a great tour of bloggers to introduce Winter Wonderland. You can see all their interpretations in the Gallery here. And today I'm sharing mine.



I chose two of the patterns to sew for my girls' Fall wardrobe. The first is the Juliet Capelet (love that clever reference to The Bard in that name) by See Kate Sew. I fell in love with the pixie hat version of this cropped cape and thought it would be a trendy topper in a bold plaid.


Plaid seems to always be a stylish option but this season it seems an especially popular look. I happened to have this great tan, black and red fabric in my stash. Looks like the British plaids I am so fond of. I love a mix of textures so I paired it with a cotton chenille for the lining. It's cozy and peeks out along the edges. And, I decided to add a classic reference with a bright red "leather" button at the neck. It's actually a vintage wood button I found at this Etsy shop.


Tess is wearing her Capelet with denim skinny jeans (a staple for her) and tall black leather boots. (Wouldn't this Juliet Capelet look fabulous with leather pants or a skirt?)


And she's as happy as can be!


Next, I sewed Scarlett the Holly Trousers from Go to Patterns (The Train to Crazy blog). I love the narrow silhouette of these Holly (Golightly!) Trousers and the retro pleats at the top. I hemmed them a bit shorter and they fit her just perfectly! I will have to sew her another pair. 


I wanted to try them in a bold floral print fabric I received from The Fabric Store (I am dying to visit their new store in person!). I love all the bold, bright prints for Fall and this one has the trendy jewel tones: emerald, teal, gold, and amethyst. I couldn't believe it when these colors came back, but now of course I've embraced them (I personally can't get enough teal). There's a bit of animal print thrown in this mix too! This is such a beautiful fabric--it's a stretch cotton twill with a very silky feel. 


I like to keep the rest of an ensemble a bit simple when there's a bold print involved, so I paired these with a cropped wool shrug (The Winnie Shrug pattern is available here) in a teal boiled wool, but I did pick another more restrained pattern in amethyst for a silky head turban. This accessory is a dressed up version of the one Holly Golightly wore while playing guitar in Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's made from a silky print that caught my eye at Joann: 1/4 yard and done! 


Scarlett is wearing these trousers with gilded loafers I bought last season from crewcuts. This Fall it seems everything has a bit of gilding...


Vintage-inspired is always a great look. But wouldn't these Holly Trousers look fabulous with another classic--the denim shirt? I'm hunting for the perfect one....

For more information about these patterns and the whole collection visit Pattern Anthology here.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

I love this! The bold print pants especially are awesome, and I agree that the gnome shaped hood is so sweet on little girls. Thanks for being on the tour!

Stacia, the Homey Owl said...

This is adorable! The print will go will with several things especially at her age. Such a fun item!

April Boyer said...

So cute! I love the fabric for the trousers and those gold slippers are adorable!

Melanie said...

I love it all...will you sew for me?

maarikami said...

The cape is soooo adorable, I just love it!

kristin said...

Omigosh I never made the Capulet / capelet connection until you pointed it out. DUH. that is clever. I love your cape!!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I love the cape, but I really adore the shrug. What great looks you created!

see kate sew said...

this is gorgeous!! what a cute look. thanks so much for being a part of this tour!

Shauna@shwinandshwin said...

The cape is simply perfection, I was ohhing and ahhhing over the cape and then Bam! Super amazing pants! They are so cool! I love the bold print and paired with that shawl (which I must have!) and those shoes! and the head wrap seriously from head to toe the whole look is amazing, but everything you make and do is nothing short of jaw dropping so I guess I should have expected this :)

thingsforboys said...

Love the look! The pants are amazing!!

Andrea Pannell said...

I love this look so much. So much class! Thank you so much for joining the tour. I appreciate it so much!

Suzanne Winter said...

the capea nd pants rock - that floral fabric is gorge! But I am dying over the shrug.... amazing!!!

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