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Scandinavian Style!

Good morning, and welcome Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts readers!

I am super excited to be a part of the Scandinavian Style Sewing Series!

I'll be honest - even though I was so thrilled to be asked to be a part of this series, I didn't know the first (or second, or third) thing about Scandinavian style.  Not one thing.

So I consulted homegirl Amanda who knows heaps about Scandinavian style, and I made sure to stay tuned in to Stacey's Scandi Pinterest board.  Over the course of a few weeks, I came up with this complete outfit for Em!

I was really inspired by all of the simple separates, the not-too-girly girl fashions, the fun and colorful prints, the great use of black, and the super cool outerwear I was seeing.  These two photos below became my main inspirations:


So cute, right?!  So here's the details!

The cape: I used Andrea's Go-To Cape for Girls, and I LOVE IT. This was such fun to sew!  The outer fabric is an amazing medium weight wool coating from Denver Fabrics (which I purchased to make a jacket for myself - fail), and the lining is a plum colored rayon with a subtle woven-in texture (that I failed to get a picture of, ehhhh). I squared off the hood pattern piece to add a little bit more magical woodland fairy sprite-ness to the cape.  Or, 'she looks like a gnome', as the hubs more concisely put it.

The skirt:  Easy peasy!!!  Two rectangles - one 7" x 38", one 9" x 38", slap together, make an elastic casing, insert elastic, narrow rolled hems, done.  BOOM.  If I make another like this (I think I will!), it'll be fuller and it'll have pockets!  This fabric is a super soft lightweight linen/wool blend from the stash.  Hurrah for stash-busting, and quick skirts!

The tee: It's a Bimaa/Skater Dress love child, y'all!  More precisely, it's a Bimaa with a Skater Dress neckline - a pretty sweet one-two punch if I do say so!  The fabric is also via my Scandi-tutor Kitschy Coo, and it's literally the highest quality knit I've ever had the pleasure to sew with.  Treat yourself if ever you can - it is so incredibly worth it!

The tights are from Target (MUST OWN ALL THE TARGET TIGHTS ARRHHGG), and the boots are from Kohls. 

So there it is, my Scandinavian Style look!  I'm really, really proud of this outfit, and Emmylou loves it as well.  She's going to get so much wear out of all three of these pieces, so that's a win for both of us!

There are some incredibly talented and stylish folk in this series - do head over to Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts to check them out!  And thanks again Stacey for having me!  This was awesome.  :)

Love to all!

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  1. wow! I must say, you are pretty spot on! I am a scandinavian girl myself (Norwegian), and the top is just like the ones we se over her:) The cape allso, is beautyfull!
    About what you said about the simple details and pattern pieces, that is true to. If you compare scandinavian pattern to the typicall US-patterns for girls, there are almost always a lot more ruffles, ribbons and layers on them. We are not "used" to that in the cold north. Maybe that is because we have to pack up our kids for big parts of the year because of the weather, and offcourse, its more practical;)
    This sweather pattern that you used is a lot like many of the ones I have made, and bright colors are a must!

  2. Gorgeous Sarah!! The cape especially is so cute!!

  3. I too knew nothing about scandi style, but have fallen in love with it along with this series. These pieces are all so great and can be worn with almost anything so you'll get a ton of wear out of them. The blue you used for the cape is gorgeous.

  4. What a cute outfit!! I am in love with your cape!

  5. Such a cute out fit!! I'm loving Scandinavian style everything right now!

  6. That is adorable!!! I love the hood. Super cute.

  7. love it all! That cape and the color beautiful and I think i need a few easy skirts. I love black for kids. Great job as always :)

  8. Beautiful job Sarah, love the colors and, of course, the whimsy for the wee munchkin :}

  9. Great outfit, and I think very Scandinavian!

  10. This is so beautiful! I love love love the cape!



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