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Modern Chloris {Sew ‘n Style Lil Luxe Mini Collection}

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Modern ChlorisModern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Once upon a time there was a young girl who loved flowers, lace, pretty hairstyles, and everything dainty. She had never heard of the ancient Greek nymph Chloris, who was associated with spring, flowers, and new growth, but if she had, she would have had an instant bond with her. Ovid wrote of Chloris that: “As she talks, her lips breathe spring roses…” How utterly poetic! Today we bring you a modern Chloris, who shops at the flower market for blooms to make into a crown for the evening theater, and who enjoys relaxing by a pond in the countryside.

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

This theme was inspired by the classic look of the styles used in this collection, and the Greek-inspired Skopelos fabric that is woven throughout each style. The theme also takes from the floral fabric that is a major part of each piece, and the accessories used to complete the looks.

Look 1: Flower Market

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Our little modern Chloris begins the day by dressing for shopping at the flower market in the morning.  She dons her Charming Tee for it’s comfort and peekaboo style in the back.  Next comes her Slim Trousers, with hand sewn lace accents, for full coverage in any situation.  She tops it all off with a Skipalong Skort for it’s modern lines and comfortable yet stylish fit.  In her hand she carries her mini Senna Tote.  It’s just the right size to hold all her pint sized needs.  And of course it’s very cohesive with her modern floral look.

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Top Pattern: Charming Tee by Lil Luxe Collection  (See our detailed review and more photos here.)

Top Fabric: Deep Dark Ocean solid knit from Art Gallery Fabrics

Fish Scholeio Intense from the Skopelos line by Art Gallery Fabrics

Skirt Pattern: Skip Along Skort by PeekABoo Pattern Shop  (See our detailed review and more photos here.)

Skirt Fabric: Paparounes Crimson knit fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics

Deep Dark Ocean solid knit from Art Gallery Fabrics

Strawberry Kiss solid knit from Art Gallery Fabrics

Leggings Pattern: Slim Trouser by Lil Luxe Collection  (See our detailed review and more photos here.)

Leggings Fabric: Peachy Custard solid knit from Art Gallery Fabrics

Thrifted lace accents

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Bag Pattern: The Senna Tote by LBG Studio  (See our full review, tutorial and more photos here.)

Bag Fabric: Kladi Underlight from the Skopelos line by Art Gallery Fabrics

Rose Pink Vegan Leather from Girl Charlee

Shot Cotton from fabric stash

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Look 2: Aquatic Countryside

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Having returned home, our Modern Chloris quickly constructs her floral crown for the evening.  With hours to spare, she settles on a jaunt into the countryside.  Slipping into her tankini, she layers up in her Rouche Division Top and Paneled Sunsuit maxi skirt.  They make the perfect flowy combination for her afternoon journey, echoing the swim she will indulge in at her destination.

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Top Pattern: Rouche Division Top by Lil Luxe Collection  (See our full review and more photos here.)

Top Fabric: Strawberry Kiss solid knit from Art Gallery Fabrics

Melograno Pomeberry from the Skopelos line by Art Gallery Fabrics

Thrifted lace accents

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Skirt Pattern: Maxi Skirt from the Paneled Sunsuit pattern by Call Ajaire  (See our full review and more photos here.)

Skirt Fabric: Kladi Under Shadow Voile from the Skopelos line by Art Gallery Fabrics

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Tankini Top Pattern: Modified Charming Tee by Lil Luxe Collection

Tankini Top Fabric: Navy performancewear fabric from JoAnn Fabrics

Tankini Skirt Pattern: Cabana Swim Bottoms by PeekABoo Pattern Shop  (See our detailed pattern review & photos here.)

Tankini Skirt Fabric: White Fans on Navy Lycra Swimsuit Fabric from The Fabric Fairy

Swimsuit lining from The Fabric Fairy

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Look 3: Evening Theater

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Refreshed from her afternoon activities, our Modern Chloris dresses for her evening engagement.  The Fairy Tale Dress is the proper garment for a reenactment of some Greek Mythology tales.  The flower crown she constructed earlier assures her role as the Modern Chloris!  She grabs her canvas jacket (a modified Modern Belle Dress) for when the sun goes down.  But the sun will never set on our Modern Chloris, for she will always be clothed in flowers!

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Dress Pattern: Fairy Tale Dress by Oliver+S  (See our full review and more photos here.)

Dress Fabric: Nisi Flora Oceanon from the Skopelos line by Art Gallery Fabrics

Dress Lining/accents fabric: shot cotton from fabric stash

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Jacket Pattern: Modified Modern Belle Dress by Lil Luxe Collection  (Find our tutorial to make your own here.)

Jacket Fabric: Panache Canvas by Art Gallery Fabrics

Jacket Lining Fabric: Navy sateen from JoAnn Fabrics

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Over the course of the next few weeks we will review each of these items in today’s post individually.  We will also be showing you how the whole collection can be interchangeable.  We hope you enjoyed this walk through a day in the life of Modern Chloris.  All Art Gallery Fabrics in this post were generously sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.  Read more about the Lil Luxe Collection Sew ’n Style Series and visit the contest page with Link up where there are contest prizes totaling over $350 from gracious sponsors.

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21 thoughts on “Modern Chloris {Sew ‘n Style Lil Luxe Mini Collection}

  1. That is a beautiful collection! What a lucky little girl you have. I sew for my 4 kids, but admittedly mostly just the basics to keep them all clothed. Not wonderful garments like this. I especially love the coat with the ruffles. What a treat.

  2. Your collection is gorgeous and so cohesive!!!!!! I love the story behind your theme too! The Skopelos line gets me every time and that flower crown is beautiful. I still can’t get over the fact that you have 7 kids and find the time to sew as much as you do, I can barely manage with just two kids! You are amazing. <3

  3. STUNNING! That jacket is absolutely incredible!

  4. Audrey, this is stunning! I love the pieces, the story and that crown is just gorgeous!

  5. I love the fairy tale dress! That is the photo that caught my eye! So glad to find out I already have that pattern, just haven’t tried it out yet.. must do it soon!

  6. I am in love with how you modified the belle dress. Your whole collection is beautiful!

  7. […] first look from our Modern Chloris mini collection we’re going to review in detail is the tankini.  We started with PeekABoo Pattern Shop’s […]

  8. […] of making you wait for all the details about everyone’s favorite piece from our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection, I decided to blog about the ruffled canvas jacket today for you.  You’re welcome!  Really, […]

  9. […] always add shorts under a little girl’s skirt, but you probably remember this was part of the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection and we were including this skirt in our Flower Market look which included leggings.  So no shorts […]

  10. This is beautiful, love the collection and the awesome story to go along with it 🙂 I love the evening dress and the flower crown!

  11. […] Let’s go back to the Flower Market look from our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection and zoom in on the Slim Trouser pattern this time.  We decided Annie needed a layer for fall that […]

  12. […] final piece of clothing from the Flower Market look in our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection is the Charming Tee.  Like the Slim Trouser leggings we were reviewing yesterday, our version of […]

  13. […] let’s revisit the second look for our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection.  And we’ll take it from the top…the Rouche and Division Top from Lil Luxe Collection, […]

  14. I love your collection! It has a great overall theme. Well done! 🙂

  15. You impress me every time! I just love the modern belle dress into a jacket transformation!!

  16. […] along to the next piece in our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection, we come to the voile maxi skirt.  This skirt is from our 2nd look, Aquatic Countryside.  Annie, […]

  17. […] second to last piece in the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection is the mini Senna Tote. I wasn’t sure if I was going to have time to complete it with all the […]

  18. […] final piece in our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection is the Oliver+S Fairy Tale Dress.  This dress is truly a labor of love.  It is not a fast sew, […]

  19. […] floral fabric is leftover from the Skipalong Skort from our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection, and is Art Gallery Skopelos Knit Paparounes Crimson […]

  20. […] improve.  One time I had sewn swimwear before was last summer when I made Annie a swimsuit for our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe.  Since that suit is still fitting her pretty well, I wanted to create mix n’ match swimwear, so […]

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