A couple of weeks ago I had the lucky chance to test the Magnolia Skirt and Hemlock Top designed by Heidi over at Elegance and Elephants. Just go check out her 'Look Book' for the great Fall patterns she'll be releasing in a matter of days.
First up the Hemlock Top...It's a simple knit top with a lovely little shoulder ruffle...perfect for dressing up or down. Clara loves how comfy it is (and she's excited to have a top to match mom's).
I loved how it came together so quickly and how Heidi's patterns are so easy to follow. Clara is already asking for more and since she doesn't have many long sleeve shirts...I'll just have to oblige her.
Now on to the Magnolia Skirt. It's a 6 paneled knit skirt with an elastic casing and it all came together in an hour. Really a fun hip pattern that has a lot of potential for customization! I had fun alternating the sides of fabric of the knit I used to get a little contrast going.
Again, it's going to be a great Fall staple as it can be dressed up or down...whatever your fancy. And the best thing about it according to my girls...the twirl factor. What little girl doesn't like a spin-y skirt?
I knew Sophia would love the skirt and since she fell into the size 9 measurements, I tested the skirt for her as well. The trendiness as well as the simplicity of it lends itself to the older set as well. She loves how comfortable it is and is even willing to wear it to middle school...so it must look pretty good too.
Heidi will be releasing both patterns this week. If you want 2 patterns that allow you to get a whole outfit done in a matter of a couple of hours, that have the possibility of dressing up or down, you really should check these out!
She and I have brainstormed some fun ideas of what you could do to customize it...6 different panels to play with means there is a lot you could do!
And she is still a girl at heart that loves to twirl.