Beat the Heat in Style: The Laela Jayne Summer Collection

Laela Jeyne Patterns just released their new Summer Collection and it is fabulous!! It has quite a few pieces for ladies and mini ladies(girls)! I had the honor of joining the blog tour and today is my stop! I hope you enjoy a look at my version of the pieces from this collection.

I first chose the Women’s Dahlia Tank Top because I live in tanks during the summer in Texas. They are comfortable, cool and versatile. I chose to do go a bit bold with the crop length which I think paired with the long skirt was set off well. The pattern is great for beginners and old pro’s have a super quick basic to make whenever they need a wardrobe filler. I can see me making quite a few more. The fit is amazing. I am a tank top snob so the fit has to be right and this is right! I love that it has cup sizing as well. I have a smaller frame but large bust and this works!

This fabric is quite amazing! I have had it for a few months and did not know what to do with it. It is actually a scuba knit from Fabric Styles  (they have reasonably priced and stunning scuba) which is not a suggested fabric but it works well. I would only suggest those that have worked with scuba before try it in this fabric choice.

And next we have the Women’s Rose Circle Skirt! This is a classic style but with a ton of options to customize it.

From full, half, and quarter widths in mini, knee, midi, and two maxi lengths your options are endless. You can use woven or knit fabric too! Again I see this as a staple piece that can be made again and again. I have made circle skirts by self drafting and while it is not too hard it can get a bit confusing. I would recommend this pattern to a beginner or anyone that wants to skip the fuss of drafting a pattern. I have a flare for the dramatic so I made it extra long by  adding some length for my 6 feet tall frame and a little extra for drama.

Here are some additional pictures of the outfit. I love that I can wear this tank with jeans, pants and other skirts. I want to try it with some high waist pants. The skirt is a classic and can be worn a ton of ways. I plan on pairing it with some boots and sweater for fall too!

So needless to say I love this collection! If you are interested in picking up these or other patterns in the collection now is your chance. Check out the Laela Jeyne Summer Collection here. I am going to go relax in my new outfit now but be sure to check out the other ladies posts on this collection at the tour links below. There is such talent and creativity you will love it!




Anna’s Heirloom BoutiqueSwimming in a Sea of EstrogenOlive Ashby


Mahlica DesignsPear Berry LaneSewing with Sarah


Sewn at SeamsNini and AshThe Crafting FiendSew a Piece of Joy


I am Mami de SofionaSew and Tell ProjectMy Heart Will Sew On


Love ThingsIdle SunshineLovely for LifeNeva Couture

Also be sure to head to the Laela Jeyne Tour Blog Post to enter the rafflecopter.

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    July 3, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I love that you used a scuba knit for the top. The structure gives it a bit of a different look. You look beautiful and so stylish here. Thanks for joining us!

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    July 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love the outfit! The fabric you use for the top is amazing!!!

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    July 2, 2017 at 4:04 am

    That skirt is amazing! You look stunning in it. I would have never thought to pair it with a cropped top, but it looks so great!

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    Kimberly McQueen
    July 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    This outfit is so stunning on you! I love the crop length paired with the longer skirt, and you are rocking the outfit completely! Beautiful!

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    July 1, 2017 at 4:47 am

    You look very sassy but also well covered up it’s just the perfect balance. Maybe a couple more crunches and I’ll try your look. The purple skirts looks quite royal.

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    June 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I love the length of your skirt! And pairing it with the tank? Gorgeous!

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    June 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Oh what a lovely outfit! I think I may need that skirt!

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    Amy J Betts
    June 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Your tank/skirt combination is gorgeous! Beautiful job!

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    Amy J Betts
    June 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Goodness, your tank and skirt are simply gorgeous! What a great pairing! I have never sewn with scuba, but it is something I want to try. You rocked this combination!

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    Tiffany Hering
    June 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    You look stunning! That crop and skirt are great together!

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    June 30, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    absolutely gorgeous! love the crop length top with the skirt – a stunning combo!

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    June 30, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I love the dramatic skirt and you’re right about the ease of having a pattern when you don’t want to do the math. A great option to have.

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