Greenstyle Focus on Fall (Giveaway)

We’ve been enjoying a beautiful Fall this year! The temperatures have been moderate and the colors great. This means we’ve really been able to enjoy dressing and sewing for Fall. Some years we have to skip right from short sleeves to parkas. This year there is time to enjoy cute hats and ruffle pants before the snow falls.

GreenStyle Patterns Focus on Fall

Today we’re happily participating in GreenStyle’s patterns Focus on Fall tour. I made both the Anna Lap Dress and Willow Ruffle pants out of knit provided by Riley Blake. This was my first time sewing with Riley Blake fabric, and I was really happy when it arrived. The fabric is soft and the color is nice. It has a nice stretch and weight. I think that is the trickiest part of buying a knit online- these did not disappoint.

GreenStyle Patterns Focus on Fall

Admission- we don’t do a lot of ruffle pants around here. I think this may vary by region, but we have a short window in which I don’t have to jam these into boots without worrying about them soaking up a ton of water on our way between buildings.

But- she really loves them. So we do usually have at least one pair of ruffle pants in the drawer at any given time. Previously I’ve made them in more of a fitted legging. This pattern has a wider leg, a little more of a yoga pant. I like the feel for Fall!

The pants allow for length adjustment when you place the bottom ruffle, which is nice for my tall kid. The tunic is cozy and play ready. Easy for her to take on and off. And big thumbs up for a LONG sleeve option!

I upsized her into an extra small to get extra wear time, so I overlapped my shoulders a little further to get the best fit at her neck. The striped knit and pink are Riley Blake. I used a navy blue from my stash for the neck band.

A perfect outfit for running and jumping in the leaves! I also sewed up the Page Boy hat. I used a heart denim from my stash. It was the last piece I sewed because hats always cause me a little anxiety.

GreenStyle Patterns Focus on Fall

It went together SO FAST. I’m really pleased with the fit and style. It’s finished beautifully inside and out. The end result will earn you, “You MADE that!” comments.

GreenStyle Patterns Focus on Fall

Watch your bands if you have a directional print, this is one of those times you could easily end up with an upside down print if you aren’t watching. I think this would be a great pattern to start with if you haven’t made a hat before. As a bonus the size range is really large- I’m going to make one for me!

Thank you Greenstyle and Riley Blake for including us! This look will be a well-worn favorite in the months to come!


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  • Amy October 20, 2014, 9:25 am


  • Karly Nelson October 20, 2014, 9:32 am

    The hat turned out darling! I love all the colors and patterns you used. They went together so well!!

  • Angie Bennett October 20, 2014, 9:53 am

    Love the fabrics and the hat is adorable on her. She looks like she loves the outfit and that is always the best compliment. Great job!

  • Annie October 20, 2014, 12:26 pm

    You must get “you MADE that!” comments on the whole outfit! So cute and looks very comfy!

  • Amy mayen October 20, 2014, 1:18 pm

    I didn’t realize how much I need that dress pattern. It’s perfect! I love it paired with the ruffle pants. And little Miss Thang looks precious in her page boy cap. She looks good in both hats!! Okay, cross your fingers for me. I need some new fabric and Greenstyle patterns worse than you can imagine. I’m running out of fabulous knits and it’s all I want to sew anymore. And- Sofia wants to steal your baby’s outfit; she’s pointing at it telling me it’s hers. Lol!

  • Jordan Pearson October 20, 2014, 1:51 pm

    She is just adorable and so is that hat. Makes me want one too.

  • Flavia October 20, 2014, 4:38 pm

    Love stripes, navy and the top turned out so great!

  • Darcy October 20, 2014, 7:28 pm

    Great giveaway! I’ve been eyeing their patterns recently 🙂

  • Denita October 20, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Your little one looks so happy! The Greenstyle outfit fits her style perfectly!

  • Andrea Osness October 20, 2014, 9:08 pm

    I really like that top and I didn’t realize you could adjust the neck like that.

  • Mama Lusco October 20, 2014, 11:22 pm

    What a great outfit! I love Greenstyle for the styling and the comfort…my kids and I love to wear them!

  • Gina C October 21, 2014, 5:59 am

    Super cute!

  • Janie October 21, 2014, 10:07 am

    Sweet outfit. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jody Pierce October 21, 2014, 12:28 pm

    I love how comfy it looks!

  • diane beavers October 21, 2014, 9:46 pm

    the page boy hat is a must.
    I need one too:)

  • Linda October 21, 2014, 10:42 pm

    Funny about the boots, we have the same problem!

  • Isabel A. October 22, 2014, 9:17 am

    Love the hat!

  • Julie Alcorn-Webb October 22, 2014, 11:52 am

    Very cute! The whole outfit looks so comfy!

  • Rachel Merdian October 23, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Love the hat!! And those ruffles!

  • Carla G October 23, 2014, 7:51 pm

    Very cute outfit!! And I love that hat! 🙂

  • Melissa October 23, 2014, 8:03 pm

    the comfy styles of these clothes are awesome!

  • Melissa October 23, 2014, 9:39 pm

    That top is just perfect and the hat is adorable!

  • Jenniffer October 24, 2014, 8:24 pm

    Cute hat.

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