The lovely and talented Kelly from Sewing in no man’s land, has put together a fun little summer series called “Paris When It Sizzles” It’s all about sewing for summer inspired by Summertime in Paris. Seeing as I have been following her on instagram and all her stunning adventures while living in Paris I knew I wanted to take a moment to pretend I was there too. So I made Penny an Adventure Tee, and then we set off on a Paris adventure. (in our basement studio) Our first stop on our adventure was the Eiffel Tower. We ohhhed and ahhhhed at how tall and beautiful it was. Penny even snapped a few pictures.

Our next stop was out to some lavender fields where we stopped and smelled all the lovely lavender. Penny marveled at all the purple beauty.

We then stopped over the the Arc de Triomphe. Penny loved the large arch way and the unique stone carvings.

It was fun to imagine even for a moment that we were on a grand adventure. But before long we were back to real life.

As for the outfit. I thought about Paris, and summer time and I knew I had to do stripes. I know it’s kind of cliche but the french do really seem to have a thing for stripes, and who can blame them? Stripes are wonderful. I decided to go with an anchor which is not totally french inspired but I love nautical things and I did it in gold to bring a little Paris bling. (the anchor was cut using my silhouette machine and gold flocked iron on transfer material)

The shirt is the Adventure Tee from the Make [Believe] collection from Pattern Anthology. I really love the way it turned out. I did the high neckline, hi-low hem option, with front neck placket and cap sleeve. There are so many different options with this tee (for boys and girls) it was honestly hard decide exactly what style I wanted to go with.

I went with light blue and cream stripes for the front and navy and cream stripes for the back. It was from an old shirt that was done that way, but I also really like the way it breaks things up and adds some interest. I paired it with a pair of chambray bloomers because you can’t go wrong with bloomers and for babies I love using them as shorts, show off those cute little baby legs. Threw on a few red accents to seal the deal like the red rain boots and red bow headband. I feel like we could be walking out on the streets of Paris tomorrow. (wouldn’t that be a dream)

Top || Adventure Tee Pattern || Make [believe] collection || On sale for a limited time
Bloomers || Old Navy
Boots || Old Navy
Headband || Just something I whipped up