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I {Heart} Marcel Marlier Sewing Series and Giveaway

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have you heard about the I {Heart} Marcel Marlier? It's a delightful sewing series hosted by both An from Straightgrain and Suz from Sewpony.  Admittedly, when they approached me to participate, I was not very familiar with author Marcel Marlier.  While I'll let you read more about him on they're blogs, I will say this, I love what I have seen of his books, and the illustrations are full of inspiring vintage outfits.  The main character is an adorable little girl (whose name changes depending on which language you are reading), however, rather than creating an outfit inspired by her, I chose to make something for my son instead.  I noticed the little boys' shirts in the drawings below, and saw a resemblance to a pattern I've been wanting to try for some time (Charlie by Zonen 09).  

Aren't the drawings absolutely beautiful?!   

Despite very wet weather, I managed to get some photos of Tobias' new Marcel Marlier inspired outfit prior to a complete wipe out in the mud immediately after he frolicked across the field for the re-enactment photo above.  I thought of taking some photos of the aftermath, but he was so upset, I just didn't have the heart to document it.  With a good washing, all will be well with his new outfit.  

Trousers - #27, 04/14 Ottobre Magazine
I modified the pattern by omitting the knee panel in the front.  

 Shirt - Charlie - Zonen 09

Royal Blue Jersey Knit Stenzo (l'oiseau fabrics)
Cotton Twill (local fabric store)

For more delightful outfits inspired by Marcel Marlier's books, make sure to follow along with the series.

An and Suz are not only hosting the series, but have also organized an amazing giveaway as well.  For a chance to win some incredible prizes, enter below.  Good luck!
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8 comments on "I {Heart} Marcel Marlier Sewing Series and Giveaway"
  1. What a little sweetheart - running across the field like the boy in the storybooks! These garments are gorgeous Hayley and definitely what I would sew for a boy if I had one!! thank you so much for joining in our series!!!

  2. Uh Heidi: I LOVE that you chose to make a boys outfit. These clothes are soo cool! And your son is just super adorable.

  3. Very lovely Charlie, thanks for using our pattern!

  4. Fantastic outfit! Too bad about the mud.

  5. You know Heidi, you have the most beautiful young man. The shirt isn't shabby either. lol.

  6. How cute little boy and how beautifully dressed!!!


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