We are honored to be a part of the Bonnie Christine ribbon blog tour. Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern designer, and has designed some of our favorite fabric and ribbons. She is the author of Going Home to Roost – a blog dedicated to living an extraordinarily creative life. She is inspired by the great outdoors and is passionate about sharing what she knows and creating community around creativity. Ideals we here at Skirt Fixation can really get behind! A coordinating line of ribbons was created, inspired by a love for nature and sunshine. They are so adorable, perfectly coordinating, and inspiring.
Yesterday, Edith from Renaissance Ribbons (one of two places where you can purchase these ribbons!) kicked off the #ribbontour with a lovely pillow using fabric and ribbons from Bonnie Christine’s Winged collection. So today it’s our turn.
After a long time looking at the Bonnie Christine line of ribbons, we finally chose the Pink & Yellow Sweet Floral ribbon and the Orchard Blossom Spring fabric for this project. We knew we wanted to create something special with the Bonnie Christine’s Sweet As Honey fabric and ribbon so we turned to Oliver + S Patterns. The Music Class Blouse and Skirt Pattern is the perfect match for this fabric and ribbon. Vintage-y, sweet, flattering.
The Music Class Skirt was delightful to put together! The Sweet As Honey fabric is super soft, yet it holds up the pleats on the sides of the skirt ever so smartly. As with every other Oliver + S pattern we’ve sewn, the instructions allow for a professionally finished piece of art, inside and out! The only change we made was to add 2 inches to the length so Annie can wear it for a longer time. We really can’t say enough about how wonderful this skirt, made with this fabric turned out!
To top off the outfit and make it comfortable through the rest of the spring, we finished off the entire ensemble with an Aster Cardigan by Willow & Co.
This little 3/4 length sleeve cardigan with 3 buttons up the front really adds the icing on the cake. It was fast and easy to sew up. The only change we made was to leave off the collar as the Music Class Blouse already had a collar.
This ribbon tour will last 3 weeks, and you are not going to want to miss a single day. Tomorrow, Ashley from Mommy By Day Crafter By Night will be exhibiting her creation using The Bonnie Christine line of ribbons. And you can also follow along with the whole lineup by visiting the Going Home To Roost Blog.
We are so excited to see what everyone else will create because we had such a hard time choosing which fabric and ribbon to use (each and every one is so beautiful,) and so we comforted ourselves with the fact that we could feast our eyes on what others were making!
Bonnie Christine generously sent us the fabric and ribbon to make this project, and we feel so honored to have had the chance to work with this amazing ribbon and fabric. What would you make with the Bonnie Christine ribbon and coordinating fabric?