Today the first issue of the incredible kids’ sewing-inspiration e- magazine, STYLO is live. STYLO comes from the genius minds of Celina of Petit a Petit and Family and Jess of The Sewing Rabbit, two of the most talented and generous sewing bloggers and designers you will find. The issue is packed full of 134 pages of tutorials, articles, and most of all, amazing images of kids in home-sewn fashion from an impressive line up. Including me. I can’t even begin to articulate how flattered and excited I’ve been to be chosen as one of the contributing editors for STYLO’s premier issue.
I sewed complete looks for my oldest son and my nephew using patterns from Heidi & Finn, Burda, Peek-A-Boo Patterns, Tinman Patterns, and Shwin Designs (some of those are affiliate links) using fabrics from Michael Levine and Jo-Ann Stores. And the Army Surplus. My father-in-law provided the authentic wool US Army-issued blanket I used for Kael’s Jude Jacket, and I found some US military pins to add to the look. Luca, my nephew, has official USSR military pins and patch on his altered Urban Hoodie.
This has been my favorite sewing project to date. I spent weeks planning, sewing and putting together my vision. I’m so proud of the way it all came together. It helped that my models are best friends. The boys had so much fun spending the day together. I’ll have to share some outtakes from the shoot later this week. Two 11 year-old boys in the mountains make for some pretty interesting conversations and situations (well, Kael was two months shy of 11 at the time, but still…).
For more pictures and all of the details for the looks, and to check out all the unbelievably amazing features, head over to STYLO. You will not be disappointed. I promise. It’s really, really good.