If you like modern sewing, you probably already know about Willow & Co.’s Wanderlust Glamping collection. And if you don’t, you MUST.
The collection is extremely gorgeous, well put together, and beautifully done. Their Look Book is like a magazine…lovely indeed.
I had the privilege of reviewing two of the patterns in the collection, the Clover Shorts and the Fawn Lily Tunic & Dress.
I honestly loved both.
I usually go for dress length with patterns, but I decided to try something different this time and opted to make a top for Natalie so that she could wear it with the shorts.
I love it! The construction was like a fun puzzle that fit together perfectly. I especially like the built in cap sleeve and the overlapping yoke option so I could forgo the buttons in the back.
It’s perfect toddler wear to just slip it on and not have to worry about buttons. I did make both the top and shorts a size larger so she could grow into them, but they still fit well enough to wear now. Only a litte shoulder slippage now and then…
Really…according to Natalie’s measurements I could have made the 6 month shorts…SIX months people! She’s you know…two, but she is such a tiny thing. Still in true Mom fashion I had to go up a size (12 month with 18 month length) just in case. (shakes my finger). My mom always did that to me which worked well until sixth grade when I peaked out. I think I went all of middle school wearing shoes and clothes that were one size up, just in case. It drove me nuts, but now that I’m a mom I understand even though I annoy myself as I understand it. 😉
Speaking of the shorts though, they were a really fun sew. Everything matched up so perfectly. Nothing puts me in a better sewing mood when pattern pieces match up just right. I hardly picked up my seam ripper. It came together so…so…swimmingly. Whatever that means. 😉
I only wish I had used matching thread when serging the cuff seam allowance. 😉
I used the right and wrong sides of the denim material I was using to add some contrast to the shorts. If I were matching the shorts with the top, I probably should have used black buttons, but these heart shaped coconut wood buttons from Lots of Buttons were too cute to not use.
Plus, I have this thing with mixing black and brown…judiciously of course. It usually makes people uncomfortable which is why I think I like doing it. Did I just admit that? he he. I’m sick people.
All in all, we love the collection! Well done Hayley (Clover Shorts designer) and Rebecca (Fawn Lily Tunic designer)! And thank you to Mie from Sewing Like Mad who invited me on the tour and served as editor to the collection. She made the Clover Shorts in a floral fabric and I’m dying to make a pair like it. Gah…girls are so fun.
Fabric sources: Denim, black cotton, yellow linen (to make the flat piping) and gingham fabrics are from Jo-Ann, polka dot fabric is from Hobby Lobby.
If you want to see more, check out who else is on the tour…
gorgeous outfit!! I also love this collection! the patterns are almost all on my to do list!
Thank you! I know, isn’t it a great collection?
Mie @ Sewing Like Mad says
THAT is seriously the coolest Fawn Lily I have ever seen. Love the perfect mix of fabrics and then the yellow pipings. PERFECTION. And you might want to make floral Clovers next but I want to make two tone denim Clovers next. LOVE! Thank you so much about the nice words about our patterns. It means a lot that you like them.
Thank you so much for going glamping with me.
Aww. Thanks Mie! Thank you for inviting me on the tour!
sosoabricot (Sophie) says
I bought these two patterns too and I loooove your versions (but is it something you did that I didn’t like ? ;)) And Natalie is so funny ! 🙂
haha. Thanks Sophie! 🙂
I also love a good black + brown outfit. hehe. I can’t believe how tiny your girl is. Or how cute your Wanderlust stuff is. I’ve sewn both of these patterns in the last week and they really are great!
Thanks Tasha. 🙂 I know. She is so petite! I keep waiting for her to grow but she grows tall and not out really. So I just keep adding length to old patterns and even then it’s not always enough length. My boys are like that too though, especially Owen.
OMG i cannot handle all the cuteness in this post! Amazing- i love your fawn lily and clover shorts. Thank you soooo much for glamping with us.
Thank YOU for allowing me to be apart of the tour Celina. It’s an amazing collection!
Lisa at Mabey She Made It says
She’s such a cutie! And I adore the Fawn Lily top. I’ve only made it once (so far), but it’s too cute! And I bought the clover shorts—now to find the time to sew them up!
Thank you! The shorts are a faster sew than I anticipated. I bet you could whip them up quickly!
Olga Becker says
She is such a rock star! Love your version of Fawn Lily! The shorts are super cute too. Thank you!
Thank you Olga!
Oh gosh. Just slay me, it’s so cute!!! I tested the Fawn Lily and made a 12mo for my almost 3 year old 🙂 Fits her perfectly. I totally love a good black/brown combo. I find myself constantly pinning it 🙂 And I used to yell at my husband for wearing a brown belt with black shoes. HA!!! 🙂
haha! me too! Well…some blacks and browns should not be mixed.
SO CUTE. i really really love that top, so cute on her! the black shoulder parts almost make it look like she’s wearing a backpack – totally perf with the glamping theme. and how funny she measured 6 months! Em is finally sizing into a 4/5 in sewing patterns now that she just turned 6, haha.
I didn’t think of that! You’re right! ha.
Yeah. I guess it varies from pattern to pattern. For most patterns she fits 12-18 months, but for the shorts I think she could have totally pulled of 6 months! Crazy.
Wow, what a great combination of fabrics, and the yellow just sets it off perfectly. I absolutely love it. I want one for me.
Liza Jane says
Your daughter is so adorable. She is like a little pixie 🙂 The top is great. The pattern pieces look like a fun puzzle. And I love mixing black and brown, too.
You too? 😉 And that is a great word for her…Pixie. Thank you Liza! The top is a really fun pattern to sew.
i really love what you did with the fawn lily – the black/white/yellow and the polka dots with the gingham are such a great combination. and she is just adorable!
Thank you so much Gail!
I love the crossover yoke on that top! And the heart buttons are perfect for those shorts. I often mix brown and black, though more often out of necessity than a sense of fashion. 😉
I love these enough that I can forgive the use of ‘glamping’ which I feel is a word that should not exist. 😉
haha. You crack me up Charity. 😉
I love your characteristic color palette with this design! Nice!
Thanks Anneliese. I can’t help but be drawn to yellow, black and white. I’m like a little bee. ha. 😉
This outfit is so adorable! I love the colours you’ve used and the piping gives the tunic such a subtle pop. Great choice of buttons too.
I LOVE the fabrics you used. What an adorable outfit for your gorgeous girl!
Thank you so much Elisa. 🙂
i like black and brown together! except when men wear black dress shoes with brown socks or vice versa. . .
the outfit is entirely too cute! oh and shrimpy kids unite! syd will be 6 1/2 in august and i just bought her a pair of 3T shorts. that are kind of huge on her. thank goodness for adjustable elastic waist bands, lol.
True true. But wait. If the shoes are a rusty brown I do like them with black socks. I’m weird aren’t I?
Oh my goodness, Syd is a petite little thing too! I love that they can wear beloved outfits, especially handmade ones for longer. Don’t you?
gaaaah! I just love all of it! Brown and black is totally great together too, so rock on
I know right? Black and brown lovers unite! hahaha. Just kidding. Thanks Tara. 😉
Delia, she is just the cutest, and I don’t care how tiny she is… she is getting so big! I love what you did with this pattern. LOVE IT!
Aw thanks Jenny! <3
This is all so adorable! Love love love love!
alyssa p says
Love the outfit! That top is adorable! I too love a good black and brown mix — and sometimes I like to throw in some grey too!
Oh yes. Grey too of course! 🙂
I like your style. 😉
I am loving those sunglasses. Don’t have any kids myself, but an almost-two y/o cousin. Now I’ll probably have to make Fawn Lily for her!
Thanks Katie! It’s such a fun, adorable pattern. What an awesome cousin you are to sew it for her!
The fawn lily tunic version is high on my to-do list… I really love your version! What size did you choose for the tunic? My 4-year-old is really tiny too. According to her measurements, I should make her the 12 month. And I must admit, I also tend to going one (or even 2) size(s) up “just in case”. The good thing is that self-made clothes last really long for her…
Fun! You have a teeny tine one too! I sewed up the 12 month size. Even though the shoulders shift around a bit, it never slips off. The cap sleeve construction is smart that way. I bet you would be safe to go with 18 months or 2 years and be fine? Don’t you love that they can wear handmade duds forever? All of Nat’s dresses from last year are just tunics this year. 🙂