Today is day four of our Spring Dress series with the Scarlet Swing Dress from Greenstyle Creations. This fun and trendy dress is a sure springtime sewing winner!
As soon as I saw the Scarlet Swing Dress by Greenstyle Creations, I knew I had to have the pattern. If I’m being honest, there are multiple reasons that drew me to this style. Can we talk for a minute? I have three beautiful children, and my body is not what it used to be. I left the corporate world to focus more on my family after baby number 3 was born. During that time, I’ve felt a little like I’ve lost myself. I’ve felt a little frumpy. As far as fashion is concerned, I feel like I’ve been living in a cave for the last two years, and I’m hesitant to try new trends. But this! This dress/top/tunic has the coveted cold shoulder that is so on trend, AND it is fitted at the bust and flows freely away from those areas I’m not so comfortable with. Not only that, but there are a myriad of options to choose from, meaning I can make several tops and dresses from this one pattern and still have a diverse summer wardrobe.
Which brings me to my next point: summer, in Florida, with young children. The Scarlet Swing dress is effortless. I can throw it on with sandals or Toms, add some fun jewelry, and viola – I’m set for days by the pool for swim practice, zoo trips, park play dates…you get my drift. As I work my way out of the fog of the newborn/baby days, and begin to relocate my stylish side (I know she’s in there somewhere), I’m finding that I really love simple clothes with great lines. This dress fits the bill, and will easily transition to cooler weather with boots and a jean jacket, or maybe a nice floral cardigan.
This was my first Greenstyle Creations pattern, and the instructions were great. It sews up so quickly (yes, you guessed it…major points if I can sew something in a nap time). I did size down in this dress, and I like the way it fits. I think I may end up adding some inseam pockets to it (everything is better with pockets), and shortening it an inch so it sits above my knees. I feel comfortable in it, and I can’t wait to sew some tops and tunics next!
We're so glad you've joined us today for another Women's BundleUP review! I hope you're making your wishlist of the patterns that you just can't wait to try! Today we have Trisha with a review of the Jillian Tank and Sports Bra from Greenstyle Creations (affiliate link). Greenstyle is definitely a great go-to company for self-care sewing, and we'll just add this one to the must-have list! This pattern has so many options, so after you read about it, keep scrolling for pics from Cassie and Rachel!
Today we take a look at the next Bundle UP! pattern, the Taylor Shorts by Greenstyle Creations. You have probably gotten used to Greenstyle for Style and comfort, working mainly with patterns in knit - well, prepare to have your mind BLOWN!
Angie has kept her signature style and comfort, but amped up the volume by creating a stunning short in three length for women everywhere. With a true waist band and zip fly, these are going to be the 'real' shorts of your summer!!!!
Today we take a look at a great Self Care sewing project, the Laurel Dress by Greenstyle Creations. This versatile pattern works for all seasons and all seasons of life. Check out what reviewers Ellen and Carrie did with this pattern!
Today's stop on our self care journey is the Aspen Pants by Greenstyle Creations. These pants are perfect for a comfy day on the couch, but can also be dressed up for work or a night out on the town depending on the fabric you choose.
You may remember that back in the summer we had the opportunity to Review The Lacy Slope Tank by Greenstyle creations. After reading the reviews, I made it for myself and was instantly in love. So, when I saw that Greenstyle was releasing an add on/new pattern that includes long sleeves and a hood, I knew that I HAD to have it!!!
Hello lovelies - today we have a totally awesome WOMENS pattern up for review!!! That is right, it is time for some selfish sewing. The Lacy Slope Tank Top by GreenStyle Creations is such a great basic to have in your summer wardrobe - it works great with lightweight knits and is a quick and easy sew.
Katherine shares her version of the Scarlet Swing dress by Greenstyle Creations. This dress accents the positive body features and provides coverage for the trouble spots. With several different styling options and fits, combined with a quick sew, this is sure to be a favorite.
Sewing for your older kids? The Growing Up Handmade Tour is for you! We are looking at patterns perfect for your teens and tweens with the Sweetheart Dress from Patterns for Pirates and the Hudson Top from Greenstyle Creations.
Nicole is sharing how she is sewing towards her goals of being stronger and healthier!
Today's stop on the blog brings us to Denita of Hattilu Handmade.
We've got more awesome sewing for you today with tips of how to stay the right temperature as the temperatures around you fluctuate.
We've got Rachel and Lisa sharing their awesome creations and tips!!!!
She showed you her closet, she shared her inspiration, she told you which patterns she was using, and FINALY Kara is showing off what she made!!!!! I love it, and you will too!!!
This week is all about sewing for your season. We'll be looking at different patterns and different lifestyles in two different hemispheres side by side! Today we are looking at casual style.
You too can make this comfortable and stylish outfit!!!
I don't really pay much attention to fashion trends. At. All.
I live in the Midwest, I'm a work-at-home mom with 3 kids under the age of 8, and most mornings I'm lucky to get a shower. The extra collective baby weight from my pregnancies is still hanging around, so fashion always seems to be put on the back burner for me. My 5 year old dresses better than I do. Can I get an "Amen?"
So this week is a huge week for Women's Sewing, and we are happy to be joining in through the week with some Self Care Sewing of our own. (head over to ImagineGnats to see some amazing sewing and enter to win an awesome giveaway!)
If you want to find more reviews and inspiration on Pattern Revolution for Self Care Sewing, Just go to the right hand side and click the link for Women's Patterns.
Today, Jeanine is here to help you make an educated decision about which legging pattern is best for you - Leggings are a fall staple, and all patterns are different! Let's take a side by side look at the Jocole and Greenstyle Leggings.