When I sew, I love collections! I love themes! I love to make coordinates! And I love for my girlie to be involved. The Sew n’Style Series by Lil Luxe offers all of these loves for me.
This mini collection is to celebrate my daughter’s 6th birthday. The collection includes her school day outfit, her party dress, and her pajamas – all from Lil Luxe patterns. That is a complete day of outfits… a very special day of very special outfits created by me and my youngest daughter.
(and so I don’t forget to tell you… you can create your own mini collection and link it up with #sewNstyleluxeseries for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! see all the details HERE)
After planning and sketching the outfits for her birthday, my daughter and I liked the Art Gallery Recollection fabric collection best, accented with gold (like a queen), and coordinated with a cheetah spotted fabric for pants. She wanted a tiara and gold ribbons to look extra royal for her special day. She wanted pink, but not baby pink – since she was turning 6! I think we came up with a lovely style for her day….. It’s her Birthday Style!
First, her school day outfit for her birthday—-
This is the Rouche & Division Top pattern in Flowered Engrams Ornate voile fabric from Art Gallery’s Recollections fabric collection. The neck and sleeves are finished with gold metallic ricrac and a raspberry cotton binding. I slimmed the flared sides of the top by about 2 inches to take out some of the fullness. The elbow length sleeves are rouched, and the neck line is a slight boatneck per the pattern. These are my two favorite features of the pattern.
The pants are the Slim Trousers pattern in a spotted stretch denim accented with metallic gold ricrac on the pockets and metallic gold zippers at the ankles.
Matched with gold shoes and gold hair ribbon, my girl is ready for her special day at school. She received a special birthday welcome from her classmates, heard her name on the morning announcements, and got to show off in her new stylish outfit.
Next, her party dress for dinner with the family —-
This is the Charming Tee & Dress pattern in an off-white spandex stretch knit fabric and Remembrose Doilies print fabric, and featuring a pretty white lace to coordinate with the doilies in the print fabric. The back of the dress is cut out in the pattern. I choose the enclose the circle with the white lace, as well as cover the front bodice in white lace. The sleeves are cut to elbow length with gathered lace, same as the bottom hem of the dress, which is with gathered lace.
Paired with a gold tiara and flowery sandals, she was lovely for her birthday dinner.
And finally, her birthday pajamas —-
After a long day of celebrating becoming 6 years old, my daughter was slept cozy in her birthday pajamas. This is from the Alley Cat Romper pattern, but made into pajamas. The fabric is a raspberry knit matched to the Bullion Fronds Carnation knit fabric, again from Art Gallery. Since this was to be pajamas, I cut the back bodice to be full coverage (without the scoop) and added buttons on a placket. The pajamas are nice & cozy and nice & roomy for my birthday girl.
There’s more on tour with the Sew n’Style Series… and remember to link up your own!
Week 1 (8/18-8/20) – Sewing Sober, Bonnie & Lottie, Sweeter than Cupcakes
Week 2 (8/25-8/27) – Hello Holli, Made by Amanda Rose, That’s Sew Kari
Week 3 (9/1-9/3) – Create three point five, Project Destash, Skirtfixation
Week 4 (9/8-9/10) – Lisa Lisa Designs, Whiskem, From a Box
Week 5 (9/15-9-16) – Call Ajaire, Sprouting JubeJube, Paisley Roots, Max California
Week 6 (9/22-9/24) – Beri bee designs, Lulu and Celeste, Kimmie Sew Crazy, Made by Sara