Shannon's outfit today was inspired by the trend of Mixing Patterns.
Stop by her blog to get the scoop and to say hi!
"Hi everyone. It's Shannon from LittleKidsGrow. I was really excited about Justine's series because it gave me another "excuse" to sew something for myself. I mostly sew for my kids, but this year I made a promise to myself that I'd start sewing more things for me.
I'll be honest with you. I had no clue what was trendy this summer.I'm pretty sure I could tell you what the little ones are wearing this year, but I was really behind on current trends for women. I absolutely loved researching what was "in" this year. Most of the things that I like to sew for myself are little bit side of center. My style choices have definitely calmed down as I've gotten older, but I still love the element of surprise. Maybe it's a skirt in a really unique texture, or a maxi dress with a hand painted design on the side. Whatever I make, I'm going to try to figure out some way to infuse a little bit of my personality into the the final piece. I'm kind of on the artsy side, so maybe that's where I get my sense of style.
My favorite trend for this summer is mixing patterns. I drafted a hi-lo top with an open mandarin collar and a pair of shorts with box pleats. I probably haven't worn shorts in 10 years, so I'm really excited about the look. You can see more pics of my new outfit on my site.
Thank you for having me, Justine."
And thank you Shannon, for participating. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your outfits you make for yourself! Because Lord knows moms deserve some hand made fashion too! Cheers!