I’m so thrilled to bring you another project from Riley Blake! I love the variety of prints and textures they bring to the fabric world, and they are some of my favorite people to work with in the industry. Today I’m bringing you a project from one of their newest designers, Jill Howarth. Her Goldilocks line will be hitting stores soon, and there have been sneak peeks all this week from the other great sewists on the Goldilocks Blog Tour.
When Jill invited me to do this tour, I was immediately drawn to the whimsical portrayal of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and their quaint cottage and forest surroundings. I knew exactly the look I was going for, and after gathering some fun trims from Little Red Cottage and Vintage Door, I was all set! I also secretly hoped for a little snow to perfectly set the scene at the George Rogers Clark cabin in Clarksville, Indiana, but the weather did not cooperate and it was 72 degrees F!!! A little hot for a sweater, and I was originally worried about the cold!
I chose the Goldi Cottage print in brown as my focal point for this Addie Jo skirt. I used Goldi Mushroom in teal and Goldi Hatch in cream for the attached apron. The trims add such a sweet touch, and the headscarf pattern is a free tutorial you can find here.
I had so many amazing shots from this photo shoot, and we loved how the outfit came together. It was really hard to narrow it down to just a handful of pics!
I love that this line has storybook characters, but they are cute and not babyish. I also love that you can pull other design elements from it and have a completely different look if you want!
Goldilocks would be great in so many patterns for girls and would be a nice color alternative to the pastels and more traditional colors for spring. I hope you are able to get your hands on some and make adorable projects for the littles in your life.
One outtake for you. I will seriously be glad when this dabbing phase is over.
Many thanks to Riley Blake and Jill Howarth for sponsoring this tour! A big thank you also goes out to Hazel and Arlene at Vintage Door for being my crochet edge bias supplier!by