Today I am participating in the Scandinavian Style Sewing Series hosted by the lovely Stacey of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts!
When I think of Scandinavian Style, there are two total opposites of style that come to mind. Bright, colorful, bold mixes of fabric prints and patterns, all paired in a very modern vibe vs. chunky warm knits and sweaters in warm neutral tones.
If I was sewing for myself – I would’ve went warm chunky knits all the way. But sewing for my kids…bold beautiful color will almost always win out!
Scandinavian Style Sewing Series
I love the bold, modern prints that you find typically in Scandinavian clothing, often with a retro feel to them. Think IKEA. I happened to have this fun fabric print by Pat Bravo’s Carnaby Street King’s Road Fuchsia, which was ideal for the top. Paired with a bright red bias around the neckline and button placket, and some vintage turquoise buttons, it was perfect. The sewing pattern used was the Olivia Top by Craftiness is not Optional.
Together with some bright bold turquoise skinnies (which have always felt very European to me), pink ruffled high tops, and a fun upcycled yellow knit hat – we have an outfit my child will adore!
Do you see that bike? That bike has no peddles. I remember the first time I saw 2 year olds riding around in peddle-less bikes in Germany, it just about blew my mind. Zipping up and down the bike lines with their families, with no balance problems whatsoever. There are no training wheels in Germany, these kids learn how to ride bikes from the moment they can walk. Once I saw that, I knew we had to have one. Being active and living an outdoors life is so very European to me. The bike in these photos is an American version of the classic German wooden bike. Regardless, I simply had to include it in the photos.
Naturally, my daughter just wanted to be a rock star…
Our German born daughter is pretty much American through and through, lol.
But either way, we love this outfit. Be sure to stop by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts to see some of the other amazing bloggers that are participating in this fun Series! Scandinavian Style is something that ought to be celebrated in a big way!
Fabric: Pat Bravo’s Carnaby Street King’s Road Fuchsia
- Pattern: Olivia Dress & Top, Craftiness is not Optional
- Jeans: Old Navy
- Pink Ruffled High Tops: Target
- Hat: Thrifted & Upcycled ‘Life is Good’ T-Shirt
- Bike: KaZAM Balance Bike
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…