Willow & Co. Glamping Tour!

 

Willow & Co patterns sewn by Alida Makes

Y’all, today is a pretty cool day. I’m glamping with Hayley of Welcome to the Mouse House for the Willow & Co Glamping Tour today! Have you seen what the other ladies on the tour have made so far?! I’m blown away. There are so many patterns to choose from and in the end I was only able to complete three of them, but I assure you there is a lot more Willow & Co sewing in my future! I decided that each of my girls needed a piece that fit her personality, let’s start with the youngest shall we?

Willow & Co Clover Shorts sewn by Alida Makes

Ellie. God bless her. She is my wild and wonderful girl. She wears dresses occasionally but prefers shorts and tank tops (and bonus points if they have animals on them!) I chose the Clover Shorts for her because when I saw them I just knew she had to have a pair. I used some of my geometric elephant print fabric (my own design) to make them. I really wish I had ordered more fabric because my pattern matching on them is atrocious. Oh well, live and learn.

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What I loved about this pattern:

  • Clear instructions with lots of pictures.
  • Not many pattern pieces.
  • It was a quick sew.

What I wish I’d known before I sewed it:

  • I really wish I’d trusted the size chart. The size chart said I should make size 18 months, but I was looking at the pattern pieces and thinking “these are going to be really small!” so I made a 2t with a 3t length. Ellie is a very petite 3-year-old. Let’s just say she has plenty of room to grow into them!

Willow & Co Fawn Lily Dress sewn by Alida Makes

Caroline is my girlie girl, so she had to have a Fawn Lily Dress. She loves it because of the cross over bodice and the glittery silver fabric I used for the cap sleeves. All three fabrics I used on this dress came from Joann Stores.

Willow & Co patterns sewn by Alida Makes

What I loved about this pattern:

  • Clear instructions with lots of pictures.
  • I learned a new construction technique.
  • Professional finish, looks beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.
  • True to size.

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Charlotte is my nature lover. She’s into comfort and versatility in her clothes (and the more they feel like pajamas the better!) I chose the Ash Jumpsuit for her because it embodies everything she loves in clothing. The fabric is also from Joann Stores, and I love the way it moves when she walks. It’s this soft, drapey, flowy cotton blend. I want to go buy more and make a jumpsuit for myself!

Girls walking down the road in Willow & Co outfits.

What I loved about this pattern:

  • Clear instructions.
  • True to size.
  • A confident beginner can make this but the results look so professional!
  • The design is beautiful in it’s simplicity. It goes perfectly with my minimalist style, but there are lots of ways to make it your own!

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Each of these patterns are impeccably crafted. I can see myself cranking out several more of each of these patterns because each girl is jealous of what I sewed the others. If I had all the time in the world to sew I’d make them each one of every pattern in the collection. And then I’d figure out a way to sew them all for me too! Especially the jumpsuit, I have to make an adult size Ash jumpsuit happen!

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Thank you for glamping with me today! It was such an honor to participate in the Willow & Co glamping tour!

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Make sure you take a look at what everyone else has been up to on the tour too!

 

 

15 thoughts on “Willow & Co. Glamping Tour!

  1. Super fun clothes as always. I love the ethno style Ash. I also want to make a jumpsuit with some ethnostyle fabric since quite some time, but they are really hard to find in Germany 🙁

  2. Oh wow Alida….this is basically perfection. All your girls looks stunning and so comfortable in their outfits. The photos are – as always – AMAZING!!
    I love how you managed to make all the outfits match without it being too obvious and matchy matchy.
    Well done my friend!

  3. Alida, this is gorgeous! I was just eyeing a tribal print at Jo Ann yesterday with my mind on the Ash jumpsuit, but whatever fabric you used is PERFECT. I’ll have to go feel it to get a sense of that drape. Hands down, this is my favorite one I’ve seen! And, man, can your girl rock a hat! Love it all!

  4. LOVE what you made for your girls! I think its so great that you consider their personality and tastes so much. And I’m with you about the Ash jumpsuit for adults. Seriously. Lets start convincing Celina, ok? 😉

  5. love, love, love it all. I wish I had a better word to express my feelings actually. Perfection. I love that your daughters little personalities – what a sweet and gorgeous family you have. Thank you soooooo much for glamping with us. <3

  6. Alida – the Ash suit is stunning. I am going to make the top for my spunky 6-year-old in metallic stretch from the Funkalicious Fabrics shop on etsy. I would love to make the Ash suit for my 10-year-old niece in the same fabric that you used – or something similar. Could you point me to where you purchased it? Thank you so much!

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