Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Greenstyle Focus on Fall Tour

I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of Greenstyle's Focus on Fall Tour!

 Greenstyle Creations has some fabulous patterns for the entire family. Stylish stuff that your crew will actually want to wear! In fact, there are a couple patterns I will be picking up for my 16 year old son. I know he would love the Hudson Hooded T-shirt. And I even have a discount code to use. I'll share it at the end of this post. I'm nice like that. ;) 

 When I had my choice of patterns from the kid's line to sew up for the tour, I had the hardest time choosing what to sew. I finally settled on the Brassie Capri Pants, Lacy and Lane Hooded T-Shirt, and the Regan Dress or Shirt.
 Yep, that Regan dress/shirt is totally a girl pattern. But I will share with you how I made it more boyish.

We did two looks for our stop on the tour. Both looks feature the Brassie Capri Pants.

Our first look is a pajama/lounge wear look.

 I used the Regan shirt option and changed the body to a more boxy style more suitable for a boy. I also straightened out the bell sleeves. Perfect comfy t-shirt for my guy to sleep in. Or play in. Who are we kidding? Clothes totally do double duty at my house.

Riley Blake Designs was so generous to supply all the fabric you see here for this look. The orange stripes and grey solid are a wonderful cotton jersey from the knit basics line and the foxes are from their line Good Natured and are a cotton woven. LOVE those foxes!

This pair of pants was sewn per his waist measurments. They are a bit slim, but trust me, he had no problems running around in them. I lengthened the pattern to make them pants length. I have no problem with capris on him, but he is funny about them. They confuse him. He says they are too small. LOL This are really comfy and sew up super fast! I plan to make a few more pairs in knit for him. He likes cozy fabrics.

Our second look is a day time look. But we took a quick detour while changing for that shoot. I hadn't planned on it, but I really like the mix and match way the two styles go together. So of course we had to take a couple of pictures with the stacked patterns!

Here I paired some Birch Organics that I had previously purchased with the Riley Blake grey knit. Really love those fabrics together in this Lacy and Lane Hooded T-shirt. He loves the large hood and of course, thumb holes in the cuffs!

The Brassie pants I made for his day look are from a cozy flannel I purchased from JoAnn's last year. It has a slight herringbone pattern to them. I sewed up a size larger than his waist measurement for this pair, so they have a slightly baggy look to them, that I love. I did insert some elastic into the waist band to make sure they stay in place. We do our best to avoid wardrobe malfunctions over here.

I would call this look "styling nature boy". The cuffs protected his tender little hands from all the climbing. Those were his words by the way. The cuff fabric is from Purple Seamstress.

 It's grainy, slightly out of focus, and I totally underexposed it. But that folks, is the look of concentration and determination in a 4 year old.

By the way, nearly every picture is out of focus because the kid would NOT hold still for a second. And I wasn't able to crank up the shutter speed of the camera enough to keep up. He took those woods as his own personal America Ninja Warrior course.

He built this catapult with his daddy this week. He was so excited to bring it out with us. It bought me 15 seconds of stillness. That was a joke. Next time I'll bring more pom poms with us.

So there you have our two, okay, three really, looks for the tour. Perfect fall styling for an active boy in the woods or the city!

Be sure to check out all the other stops on the tour!

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

Love what you see and want to sew up your own fab clothes for fall for your kids? Well you're in luck! Greenstyle Creations is offering a 25% discount with the code "25discount" during the tour.

And there is a raffle!!! Who doesn't love a give-a-way?! I want to give a huge thank you to
Whimsical Fabrics and Greenstyle Creations for providing the prize packages.   Enter by using the widget below!

I was given the three patterns used in this post for participating in the tour. I was also supplied the fabrics listed by Riley Blake Designs. I did however purchase the fabric from JoAnn's and Birch Organics. My thoughts and opinions on the patterns and fabrics are all my own. :)


  1. Love this! I think your combinations are awesome! The fabrics and the style is perfect. Great job. :)

  2. I love all of it, so comfy looking. The jammie look is my favorite.

  3. I always love seeing what you make since I have boys to see for

  4. Wow - I didn't know you could make the bottoms in woven! What a great idea! My son keeps picking out woven, very printed fabrics and I can never figure out how to make pants out of them!

  5. Great tops patterns, can see them in girly versions as well.

  6. Every outfit looks great and comfy.

  7. Great outfits! And T is on my short list of cutest little boys ever!

  8. Especially loving the hoodie! And the fox print! He sure is a handsome young man.

  9. I love the fabrics used! That hoodie is my favorite!!

  10. I'm so excited about this! My 13 year old specifically asked for a hooded t-shirt. I tried the only thing I could find at the big box and he did not love it. I will be hitting up the greenstyles creations patterns for sure! And I absolutely LOVE both hoodies and those fox/birch pants? LOVE

  11. Such awesome boy outfits!!! I love the hoodie!!!

  12. LOVE the hoodie. I have a boy who would also love the long cuffs and thumb holes! Great job and brilliant ad for this pattern! (runs to buy it!)

  13. Great job. Love to see great boy looks

  14. Loving these lengthened Brassies!

  15. Lovin the hooded t shirt - will make great gifts!

  16. I love the fabric used in the hoodie!

  17. Can't decide if I like the hoodie or the pants better- both adorable!

  18. Awesome outfits!! Love the hoodie especially the fabrics you used. :)

  19. Love to see some boys outfits. Look so comfy


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