About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oliver + S Swingset Tunic and Skirt




I finally finished and took pictures of the Swingset tunic and skirt. I love this orange fabric and paired it with white linen. I machine embroidered the linen with bright orange rayon thread and added yo yo's to the straps. I also covered buttons with the orange fabric. I think it came out really cute, I love the hippy chic look of it. The tunic was a little tricky. The instructions were fine, it was just a little fiddly to put together. I will definitely make it again though, I am planning one for a friend's little girl. She passes all of her daughter's clothes down to Ava, so I figure I can make her a few cute outfits as a thank you.

Sorry, I took a bunch of pictures : ) Did I ever say how much I LOVE digital cameras!













Here is a closeup of the machine embroidery that goes around the skirt and across the bodice.





I thought these two pictures of Samuel and Ava were precious. I think I may print and frame these. I just wish Sam didn't have those big, orange arm floaties on LOL



11 comments:

SewQt said...

Wow...I love the orange print fabric and the embroidery! Very nice. All the pictures are adorable!

Lola said...

That is too cute! I love the fabrics you chose...Makes me wish my girls were younger!!

Tine said...

That outfit is so cute! And so are your children :-) Just adorable.
I was sitting here thinking, an outfit like that would be cute on Viola, but she refuses to wear anything with buttons! How strange is that?!

Marie said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the fabric choices and the colors are so cute on Ava. The machine embroidery is a great touch to complete that set. I'm feeling a little more inspired for when my Oliver and S patterns arrive. So adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Calandra C. said...

Just found your website. Sooo cute. Love the yo yo's!

Trish said...

Ava looks lovely in orange! I love all the little personal touches you added. The embroidery looks great!

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said...

You're so talented. But, the dress could never be as beautiful as your daughter. She's so cute!

Kelci said...

So cute! The dress and the kid:) The decorative stitching definitely gives it a nice, finished look.

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Tonya, I have been meaning to write...Ava's outfit is just so cute!, but so is she!!!! Loved seeing all your pictures of putting up the swing set too! What a great family you have! I feel like you live down the street lately!...My daughter, Holly & I were telling my younger daughter Mallory & my husband about some of our blogging freinds & we both brought up you!!! How does it feel to be so popular!?.....Have a great Thursday!...Your friend, Heidi :)

HomeJewel said...

Tonya!!!!!! Are you really the same Tonya that posted me on AOL? With screen name CT____6? It must be you! I'm so happy to "see" you again.

I've now got your blog bookmarked so I can keep up with you. This dress is absolutely adorable, btw!!

Sandy Kisses said...

Darling tunic!!!! Great pattern and I love the linen!