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!
Today Rebekah reviews the Tie Back Tank by GreenStyle Creations. This tank can been worn loose or with the back tied in a peek-a-boo knot. Nicole and Maryanna also sewed up their versions of this tank.
Paige reviews the Moxi Shorts by Greenstyle Creations: This version is made for her athletic teen daughter but with sizes and options to please her whole family! Heather and Laura also not only show off their versions but also got in a little self sewing with these super cute shorts.
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.
Today we are continuing with our Sew Ready for Fall feature. Sarah's sewing some Greenstyle active wear and Kasey is getting dressed up with Love Notions.
Today Jessica sews the Vivienne dress by Made for Mermaids using some amazing floral striped fabric from our sponsor Girl Charlee. Laura opted to sew the Green Tee and the Amy Skirt by GreenStyle Creations which she chose to sew in some fabulous knits with roses and elephants from our sponsor.
Day three of our summer Selfie sewing series sponsored by Girl Charlee fabrics. Today Heidi sews up a fabulous romper by Made for Mermaids and Maryanna sews up a trendy open back hoodie by Greenstyle Creations.
If you are in need of some more summer sewing inspiration we have it right here. Katherine sews up the Boundless Dress by Patterns for Pirates for her oldest to wear while being both comfortable and stylish Tasha sewed up a complete dressy/casual look with the Taylor Shorts and the Crossback Tank by Greenstyle Creations.
Today we begin our Sew Ready for Summer feature with designs from Greenstyle, Handmaidens Cottage and Made for Mermaids. Sewn by Heather and Rebecca, these patterns are must haves for your summer wardrobe!
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!!!!