The Project Smooth Sorbet Lookbook was released last week and I was blown away. It was really fun getting some looks together and shooting them for the lookbook and wow did everyone else come to play! If you weren’t already in love with the 8 clothing designs, the 2 purses, and 9 digital files in this collection, you certainly will be once you thumb through this lookbook. Here I’ll share the first page of each of the three spreads I made as well as some extra detail pics of the looks.
The theme of the collection was Smooth Sorbet, so we used titles for the spreads based on flavors you might find at an ice cream or gelato shop. First up for me was my Sorbetto Swimsuit pattern photoshoot. Cali Fabrics sent me these gorgeous fruit swim fabrics (bananas and melon) and I paired them with a gingham and stripe from my stash to break up the prints.
This shoot turned out so cute and we were excited to have one of Bean’s good friends along for the ride. The title is Banana Melon (speaks for itself, right?), but I designed the spread thinking of Nature’s Candy as the theme. You can find the full spread on page 62 of the lookbook. note: if the lookbook is super slow in opening you can download the whole thing and it’ll open on your computer as a pdf. This spread is on page 32 of the pdf version.
The next spread I called Berry Citron which sounds like a delicious flavor of sorbet to me. I used the Fetta and Frutta purse patterns from the collection as the base to these two looks. The Frutta is meant to be a pineapple, but I think it’s just as sweet as a strawberry.
For Bean’s look I made some Bacca Bootcuts in this lovely stretch twill from Mimi Fabrics along with a Fragola in a stunning green broadcloth from Cali Fabrics. I posted a lot of the details of this look in the preview post here.
For Kitty’s look I had originally planned this lemon Fragola (poplins from Wolf & Rabbit fabrics) to be paired with Bacca Bootcuts, but at the last minute I decide to use the Limone Lounge shorts and oh my they are PERFECT in this stretch twill from Mimi Fabrics. The fabric was great in the Bacca’s I made Bean, and honestly I might have thought it would be too heavy due to the lightweight recommendations for Limone’s, but these are pretty much the perfect shorts for Kitty right now so I’m thrilled I tried it out. Jenn knocked it out of the park with this pattern and I already cut out and sewed a pair of Limone Lounge shorts for each girl made out of the same stretch broadcloth (in purple) that I used for Bean’s green Fragola above. Such a quick and satisfying sew. The full spread for the Berry Citron shoot can be found on page 180 of the lookbook (page 91 in the downloaded pdf).
The last of the spreads that I made was actually using the first looks that I sewed for the Project Smooth Sorbet collection. I was waiting for fabrics to arrive from Cali Fabrics and Mimi Fabrics and decided to do a trial run with a stretch twill I had recently purchased from Cali Fabrics that I had on hand. As I was sewing the two Bacca Bootcuts shorts I thought it would be fun to use a peachy/coral color for the topstitching. Well that did it for me and I knew I had to use these shorts in one of the shoots for the lookbook. The idea of a creamsicle theme took root and eventually evolved to Dreamsicle (I swear this used to be an actual ice cream flavor at some point, right?) with the leopard print shorts paired with peach colored tops.
I mean leopard is basically a coordinate now right? For bean I matched her shorts with a Parfait Polo in this lovely peach knit from Wolf & Rabbit from my stash. She loved the outfit so much that she wore it to school the next day and then to her birthday party after that. Success!
And this sweet Fragola top was the perfect match for Kitty’s Bacca shorts. It’s also made out of some Wolf & Rabbit poplin from my stash. It is technically called pink, but I’ve always thought of it as more of a peach color. This photoshoot was Kitty’s first time eating creamsicle flavored ice cream and it was hilarious. She made such a mess of it, but thankfully the pics still turned out. The full spread for these Dreamsicle looks can be found on page 126 of the lookbook (64 of the pdf), where you can see how messy her top actually got, hehe. So which of the three spreads is your favorite? Mine keeps changing!