"Nature’s landscape transitions in hues as snow kisses the forest with its white blanket. Creature change their attire while colors shift from warm golds to dazzling whites and misty blues."
When I first saw this line I was so excited to sew some winter styles for Brenna. In fact, the colors and designs worked well for my son too, so my first project was to create
coordinating looks for my two cuties. I made two looks for Brenna including the Rosemary Crop Sweater, by Petite Stitchery and Co., and a Maize Tunic paired with the Fawn Leggings also by PSco. For my son I used my own appliqué design to create a fun look. (To learn how I created this appliqué t-shirt see my blogpost here).
I was obsessing over those birds and owls, so I not only had to make something out of this fabric in the voile color way Bird Songs Moon, but I also decided to use the other colorway as well, so I choose the knit in Bird Songs Sun. (Side note: If you have never tried sewing with voile stop what you are doing and go order this fabric NOW! You can thank me later).
When I was photographing these two looks above I was imagining a gorgeous snowy background like the pictures in My Sweet Sunshine's and Lily Shine Creates' Blithe blog tour posts, but alas this is Texas. Let's face it, in Texas winter only lasts a couple days, but the great thing about this collection is that it transfers into spring easily.
I was itching to make something new with the collection and it needed to work for the 80 degree days we have been having recently. For this dress, I selected the fabric Joy Wreaths Icefrom the collection because ithas a spring feel.
When it was time to pick a pattern, I have been wanting to try out a company that I have never used before (one of my new year's resolutions). I have been loving the modern styles of the Lil Luxe Collection for some time now. Their pattern that instantly caught my eye was the Swallowtail Dress. I knew it would be perfect for this project.
Here are some of the dress details. I love the bow in the back! I also love the fact that I didn't have to use buttons or a zipper, which made the dress so fast to make.
I am also a sucker for flutter sleeves. It adds such a sweet design detail.
I was impressed with the pattern instructions and how beautiful the dress came out. This will not be my last pattern I try out from the Lil Luxe Collection.
I hope I showed you the versatility of this gorgeous fabric collection. (I have another look I created using Blithe fabrics mixed with some faux fur in the slideshow below. I used one of the prints with metallics, so I think it has a dressier winter look). Even after creating all these different looks there are still so many designs in the collection I still want to create something with. I wonder what my next Blithe project will be!!
To see more projects using the Blithe fabric collection be sure to check out the rest of the tour. The schedule can be found here. You can also check out some amazing projects in the Art Gallery Fabrics Blithe Lookbook as well.