I was sent the amazing five and ten designs e-book Volume 2 to review and make something from this month. Let me tell you, it was so hard to narrow it down! There were 10 amazing outerwear designs in the e-book and they all have such detailed elements of design. The whole e-book is just really fun to look at and completely inspiring.
If you are unfamiliar with what the e-book is, you have 5 amazing designers, each creating looks that are based off of the same basic pattern block. Here are the designers: Jessica from The Sewing Rabbit, Delia from Delia Creates, Jessica from Craftiness is Not Optional, Stefanie from Girl Inspired, and Heidi from Elegance & Elephants. That's really all you need to know right there. All of them are among my favorite bloggers out there. There are 10 looks made from that pattern block, and it's really cool to see how unique each look is. You can mix and match the tutorials and make something just how you want. After looking through the e-book, I decided to mix a couple different tutorials/looks from the e-book. I took Jess's Shawl Collar Jacket design with the curved hem on the front and paired it with Heidi's Vest. I will admit that I sometimes prefer to just have all the pattern pieces to save time, but this was so easy because I didn't need to do any extra work other than curve the hemline on front. Easy peasy. And I just was browsing through the site and realized that Lexi made a fur vest as well! Fur is all the rage and I am so very much loving this trend (as you can see).
My kids love to put the hood on her and call her a wookiee (think Star Wars). I was thinking more like an Ewok, but whatevs. And then someone else said she looked like she was from How To Train Your Dragon. Take your pick. It's adorable any way you call it. And we were told many, many times how cute she looked throughout the day ;).
So really, as I said all I did was merge the two tutorials, left out the quilting and buttons and all that wonderful-ness from Heidi's pattern on the vest, and just stuck with simple and quick. Though it did take some time and the hood was tricky to figure out. There are so many detailed pictures in the e-book for each design, it just took a while for my brain to click the ideas together to figure it out.
This little munchkin is everywhere! She was not wanting to sit or stand in one place for long at all. I basically chased her around the entire photo shoot. Fun girl.
So! Go ahead and check out the Five and Ten Designs E-Book! It really is amazing. Volume 1 was also incredible, just fyi ;).
I was given a copy of the e-book to write a review on. All opinions are, and always are, 100% mine.
Happy Monday everyone!