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.
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
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.
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
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
Look 2: Aquatic Countryside
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.
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
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
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
Look 3: Evening Theater
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!
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
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
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.