Do you love Blog tours as much as I do? I'm so excited to be a part of the Laela Jeyne Plaid and Boots Blog tour. The theme for today is Black Friday Shopping. As I was choosing our patterns, my first priority was choosing comfortable outfits for both Madeline and I that we could easily wear all day. If you're going to make it through a day of Black Friday shopping, comfort is a must!
This was my very first time using Laela Jeyne Patterns. For myself, I chose the Women's Sasha PDF sewing pattern. The Sasha pattern comes with many different options including a button down bodice, faux wrap bodice, blouse, mini, knee, and maxi length skirts, romper short or jumpsuit pant bottoms, and sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves.
I opted for the button down bodice, 3/4 length sleeves and mini length. After sewing up my tunic I decided to add a hem facing to give the tunic a little bit more weight at the hem. I also added elastic to the sleeves.
I was so excited when I found out the Art Gallery fabrics had offered to sponsor this tour. If you've read my posts before you know what a huge Art Gallery fabric fan I am.
Shibori dyeing is all the rage this year, and I've been dying to try my hand at it but I haven't had the time so you can imagine my excitement when I came across this gorgeous Indigo Crystal Voile fabric from Art Gallery fabrics. It's part of April Rhodes Observer line. I decided to plan the whole look around this one fabric. Overshot Gold and Triangle Tokens were the perfect choices for Madeline's outfit to complement my fabric choice. I love that these fabrics are a little bit different than what I would have normally chosen to sew with. I've been trying to sew things a little bit outside of my comfort zone lately to find my style and this was a fun experiment!
For Madeline's outfit, I used the Charlotte Girls Leggings PDF sewing pattern and the Sammy Swing Dress PDF sewing pattern. I cut a size 3 from both patterns to give her a little bit of room to grow into this outfit during the winter time. I adore the hi-lo back on this dress as it's so stylish and it's a super quick sew. How cute are those little boots I found at Target? I originally bought them in a size 10 and she hated them. Granted, they were too big but little miss was totally not loving the idea of boots. So I returned them and bought a size 8. Now she's magically in love with them. She's actually been wearing them for two days straight, even through nap and bedtime. I'm going to have to pry them off of her feet her soon.
How cute are those little boots I found at Target? I originally bought them in a size 10 and she hated them. Granted, they were too big but little miss was totally not loving the idea of boots. So I returned them and bought a size 8. Now she's magically in love with them. She's actually been wearing them for two days straight, even through nap and bedtime. I'm going to have to pry them off of her feet her soon. 😂
I paired my tunic with a cognac belt and hat from Target and a pair of cognac Steve Madden boots. Who else has a cognac leather obsession? It's such a perfect color for fall!
I'm so pleased with how this coordinating look turned out and I know we will both get plenty of wear out of these pieces. Make sure to stop by the other blogs listed below to get even more Laela Jeyne pattern inspiration.
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