It’s finally my day to share on the Plaid and Boots Tour hosted by Laela Jeyne Patterns. If you don’t know it, I do a lot of work with Laela Jeyne Patterns, so I am around that group and the page a lot. If you aren’t familiar with Marisa and her patterns, I hope this tour has encouraged you to give a pattern (or two…or whatever) a shot. You can try several patterns for free if you join the facebook group. Details are in the pinned post. You can also use Code is P&BTOUR20 for 20% off cart during the tour! *This post does contain affiliate links to help support my hobby.
So, let’s get started. Today’s theme for the tour is Game Night and Bonfires. A perfect match for my infatuation with all things fall, pumpkin, and autumn colored in the world. I created two looks for this theme because there are really two types of “bonfire” experiences that I am aware of. My post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics, so I got some beautiful fabrics to make my creations for this post.
The first bonfire I styled for is the “out in the cow pasture” or “down at the cabin” type. This includes a gigantic pile of wood where the fire is huge and amazing. Hot dogs and s’mores are had by all. It’s a laid back, relaxed event with lawn chairs and blankets and so much fun. For this I sewed up the Emily T-Shirt with the Taylor Leggings. For my Emily T-shirt I used a lovely panel which was provided by Moon Man Printing. To cover my back side, I did add some length to the Emily at the shorten lengthen line. I’m not at the stage in my life where I wear leggings with my back side actually being visible. Kudos to you if you are. To complete the Emily and make the Taylor Leggings (a free pattern with the group discount code), I used the Trade Winds Port by Sharron Hollan for Art Gallery Fabrics. I loved this fabric! The knit is butter soft and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to sew it up. I then paired it with my Willa vest which I shared about here. I paired it with my boots and with some comfy canvas shoes so you get get several vibes for these makes. The boots are probably necessary thought.
The second type of bonfire is what I would call the “city girl bonfire.” This is the type where someone has an outdoor fireplace, amazing seating, and a great view. The environment is a little more subtle, yet classy. My sister has an amazing outdoor seating area with a fireplace that is perfect for this. Which is right here. I totally stole this photo from her social media, but I feel it was needed.
For a classier look to match the city-girl-bonfire I stitched up the Samantha Swing Dress. I used the Hi-Lo dress option with long sleeves. This fabric was also sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics, Survey Ochre by April Rhodes. I have to say, I love this color in the fall. It just goes perfectly with my inner self. It was like my heart was happy to wear something that screamed fall. The Samantha Swing Dress has a ton of options, including a racer back. I made a racer back tunic here if you want to check that out. Samantha also has girls version with the Sammy. If you like to do Mommy and Me looks, you may need the bundle. Sweet Red Poppy made a Sammy that is perfect match to mine for this tour. Too bad we don’t live closer, we could have gotten that on camera. Don’t miss her post!
Again, I paired this with the same Taylor leggings as before. This dress doesn’t require leggings, but since we are talking about cool weather and bonfires I felt like it was a necessary piece to complete this look. I also paired this with my canvas shoes as well as a pair of brown leather boots to give you some additional styling ideas. I really think I like the boots the best!
And styled with the boots here for a bit of a different look….
So, what do you think? I’ve gotten several complements on my Samantha while wearing it already, so I’m thinking it is working. I can’t wait to see all the other looks for the theme today! Don’t miss out on all the seriously awesome giveaways!!! Catch the details below along with the blogger schedule.
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