08.06.14SINML Sizzling

Well it is finally here, our last Paris Sizzling in the Summer Series post!


I am not going to lie I have been putting it off for a few days. This is the very last photo shoot I did in Paris. I seriously am such a baby and am choking up as I type this. (I totally started crying at a french bakery in SLC last weekend, I think I am coming unhinged ha!) For the shoot we headed to Rue Cler. It is a darling street right next to Champs De Mars and the Eiffel Tower. To be honest I nearly didn’t do this shoot. I think looking back I was being passive aggressive towards our move (If you can be such a thing ha!). But Chris pretty much MADE me and I am so incredibly happy I did. For my contribution to this series I of course had to sew a French Pattern and went with my fav from C’est Dimanche (if you are wanting to sew this dress but don’t speak French you can find my step by step in English HERE). This outfit is a total copy cat dress from a dress in Trine of Groovy Baby and Mama‘s instagram.


The gold cording just KILLS me! And once again I did a circle skirt instead of the gathered skirt to give it some flouncy.




So um, be sure to cut your center piece on the fold otherwise you end up with a ginormous seam right down the middle of the front. Opsie daisy.

It’s okay I still love it and so does Evie!

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Thank you so so so much for all my amazing contributors who made this huge transatlantic move a little softer of a blow to ye olde blog. I hope you found some inspiration from all this Parisian goodness! I have certainly loved it and already have a looooonnnnggg list of new projects I want to do. Now if only my sewing machine would get here ha!



PS Evie’s shoes are from Joyfolie. Someone will inevitably ask and I am doing horrible right now as far as emails and responses go. So so sorry about that if you are awaiting a response.

07.28.14Anneliese is Sizzling

I am super excited to have Anneliese from the Aesthetic Nest here today! Anneliese’s creations are always stunning no mater what medium they come in. Birthday parties, crocheting, sewing & pattern creating. You name it Anneliese does it and does it WELL.  She has a gorgeously curated selection of patterns in her shop HERE and my personal favorite birthday party post is HERE. I was thrilled when she agreed to participate in our sizzling Paris series and of course as always she knocked it out of the park. Here is a little sneak peak.

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Oh my GOSH right?!?! How high end super chic is she?!?!  And you know what is awesome? It is totally a Vogue Pattern (how fitting right ha!)  You HAVE to hop over HERE to see much much more.  Thank you so much Anneliese for pulling out the stops and glamming it up for us! You constantly out do yourself!


07.24.14Sewing Rabbit Sizzling

I am so excited to share Jessica’s, of the epic blog ME Sew Crazy, DARLING outfit inspired by Paris. Jessica is incredible. That’s all there is too it. How she juggle all her amazing projects (her blog that has something new and amazing every single day) the eye candy online magazine STYLO (which I sit on pins and needles for every issue) and her pattern club. Seriously, just typing all those made me tired ha! And what really floors me is the quality of all these projects are off the charts. She doesn’t skimp anywhere to make all these things happen she goes full force on everything she touches and today is no exception.  Here is a little sneak peak:

You have to hop over HERE to Me Sew Crazy to see all the darling pictures of her not so little girl surrounded by water lilies and to read some really fun thought on parenting (I may have teared up). Thank you so so much Jessica for lending us your incredible talent!! Your the best!



07.18.14Sizzling with the Shwins

Oh my goodness you guys! Today’s Paris inspired outfit is so ridiculously cute!! Shauna of Shwin and Shwin is kind enough to share with us today! Shwin Designs is the super adorable and right on trend pattern shop owned by these talented sisters. I have lost count of how many of their patterns I have sewn over the years and I ALWAYS love the results! Hop over HERE if you are looking for a fun weekend project  (my personal fav is the maggie mae tunic here). You have GOT to hop over HERE to see more of their absolutely darling Paris inspired outfit, but here is a tiny sneak peak:

Ekkkkk! Right? I mean oh my goodness, the shirt! The Shorts! The SHOES!!! I am dying. I told you it was fabulous! Thank you so much ladies for participating in the series!!



07.16.14Lexi Sizzles

Today is a fun but also kinda sad day. Our guest today is the SUPER talented Lexi of Lexi Made. You can find her amazing projects (and stunning photography) on her blog HERE and she is also a contributor over at the Sewing Rabbit. Lexi is a girl after my own heart, in that photography is her main love (at least i think I can say that) and sewing is a huge fun support of that. I pretty much sew not just because I love to but as an excuse to take more pictures ha! Her outfits have inspired me countless times and today is no exception. Aside from Bonton (which I gush about constantly it seems like) my other favorite children’s store in Paris Is Bonpoint (yup they try to confuse you over there ha!) Lexi made the most STUNNING outfits for her girls and darling flower crowns for her girls. Here is a little teaser for you:

Gah!!! Amazing! She captured everything I adore about Parisian children’s fashion. The effortless chic, the flowy fabric the timeless colors. I LOVE that she used a muted bluey purple for the dress and of course incorporated the timeless french stripe. Lexi you are incredible and I am absolutely depressed that you will no longer be blogging but ABSOLUTELY get it. I wish you all the best with your photography business which I know is doing just amazing . Thank you so much for your endless inspiration and I will be following you like a hawk on instagram. Thank you so much for being part of this sizzling series!Hop on over to Lexi Made to see more STUNNING pictures and while there drop her a note about how we don’t want her to leave! Maybe we can convince her ha!