Sewing the Trends 2013

 

Sewing the Trends LittleKidsGrowHi everyone!

Today I’m sharing a post with the lovely, Justine from Sew Country Chick. She’s doing this fantastic series called Sewing the Trends (Summer 2013) Fun, right?

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I have to admit that I had no clue what was “in” this season. I was a complete fashion fanatic growing up. Now, not so much. A quick glance at InStyle magazine in the grocery store line is about as close as I get these days to staying up on the trends. That’s why I was excited to hang out with Justine for her series. I got to sink back into fashion mode for a quick minute and explore all the fun stuff that’s out this year.Sewing the Trends LittleKids Grow Pic 3

There were so many trends for this summer that after awhile my head started to spin, but the one that really stuck out for me was pattern mixing. I love the unexpected kick that varying patterns give a look.

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I self-drafted two pieces. The first is a hi-lo top. It’s made of a lightweight “flowy” cotton. It has an open mandarin style collar and a single button closure in the back. I wanted the back to open up, so I paired it with a nice tank underneath. The second piece is a pair of shorts. This is a heavier cotton (maybe vintage?) that I picked up at an estate sale a few years ago. The front has a flat front waistband and box pleats with an elastic back. I can’t remember the last time I wore shorts, so drafting a pair was a lot of fun.Sewing the Trends LittleKidsGrow Back View

Thanks for stopping by today.
(And, thank you Justine for the fantastic series!)

Here’s the list of awesome designers who are participating in the series:

Keep doin’ what you love,

Shannon

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