Pattern Anthology Winter 2013: Juliet Capelet

Hey y’all!  This week we’re taking a break from Styled By Ellie to bring you a style post for Pattern Anthology for their Winter Wonderland Tour!  I chose the Juliet Capelet as my sewing project.  When I brought the fabric home Ellie’s words were, and I quote, “where is the cool fabric?”  Apparently she didn’t like my vision for this design.  The next day I brought her to the fabric store to let her choose her own fabric. 
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At first she was luke warm about the final product, but she warmed up to it pretty quickly!
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So, as you may know Ellie is not a girly girl.  The reason I chose to do the capelet is that I wanted a challenge.  Ellie chose this lovely chambray and the Where The Wild Things Are fabric, which goes perfectly with her laid back casual style.  I added the sherpa fabric and buttons for texture.  
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The result is a capelet that even a tomboy would love!
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Let’s talk about the rest of the outfit.  I found the buffalo check shirt at my local children’s consignment store.  It is size 18 months and was in the boy’s section.  One thing I want to stress is if you have a girl, even a girly girl, shop the boy’s section!  How cute would this shirt be with some hot pink skinnies and a rockin’ hat?  
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The leggings are Old Navy a million years ago (hand-me-downs are my fave!)  The boots are also from the boy’s section of the children’s consignment store and let me tell you she LOVES them. 
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Truthfully I would wear this outfit.  I think it’s hip and cool and I love the colors!  (Although, I might need something more substantial for the pants, leggings do not equal pants if you’re over 12.)
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I am eager to see her wear the capelet with the Norah Dress, I think the two together would be a match made in little girl heaven!  
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Make sure you check out all the other bloggers on the tour!  You can purchase your Winter Wonderland Bundle HERE.
 
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22 thoughts on “Pattern Anthology Winter 2013: Juliet Capelet

  1. Those are cool fabrics! – she knows what she’s doing (and so do you). One of my 3yr old girl’s favorite outfits is a checkered shirt from the boys section that she pairs with leggings. She tried to convince me to buy two more the other day but I think I’ll try to make one instead – will be a fun change from dresses and skirts!

  2. Her whole outfit is amazing. I agree with you on wantig to wear it myself, except not with leggings. Haha. Nope. Leggings are not pants for grown ups! Maybe olive green skinny jeans. I love her fabric choices. Where the wild things are fabric is adorable. Great choice on the Sherpa too. I like it as a hood lining.

  3. This is so cool. If I ever have a girl I’d really be hoping for a tomboy. I love all the fabrics you used, I wish I could get hold of sherpa easily over here. Amazing outfit.

  4. LOVE everything about this outfit. The cape, of course, is incredible on its own, but I LOVE it with that buffalo plaid shirt and green pants. LOVE!!! Great style, Ellie! Two thumbs way, waaaay up!

  5. The cape is fantastic! I have a not-so-girly girl too and I’m planning a cape. I wish I had some for my cape sherpa too 🙁 Where did you get it?!

  6. So Ellie is probably just the coolest kid on earth. I LOVE her expressions such personality and her style is just the best! I love the boots, the shirt the leggings, the cape is to die for! Just perfection. (and yeah I comment super late it’s how I roll)

  7. so cute, love the buffalo plaid and green! I laughed at your over 12 leggings comment. I so agree, leggings are not pants! I wish we’d go back to teens and women putting pants on before leaving the house!

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