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Bonnie Christine Ribbon Blog Tour

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabric


Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabric

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.

Bonnie Christine Ribbon Blog Tour

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.

Music Class Blouse & Skirt from Oliver + S sewn by Skirt FixationThe Music Class Blouse takes some thought, but is doable.  We sewed on the ribbon after we were finished, by topstitching it around all edges.

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabric sewn by Skirt Fixation using Oliver + S Music Class Blouse and Skirt PatternThis jacquard ribbon is soft and flexible and we anticipate it lasting through many wearings and washings.  When we were finished, we had just enough ribbon left to make a tiny hair bow!

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabricThe 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!

Bonnie Christine Ribbon Blog TourTo 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.

Aster Cardigan by Willow & CoThis 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.

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabricThis 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.

Oliver + S Music Class Blouse and SkirtWe 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 ribbon and fabricBonnie 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?

Bonnie Christine ribbon and fabric sewn by Skirt Fixation

20 thoughts on “Bonnie Christine Ribbon Blog Tour

  1. Vert sweet! And very similar combination to what I’m working on 🙂 And we have even more in common…I have 6 kids!

    The pleats on the skirt are a really great detail. I might need to go look at that pattern more closely. Nice job ladies!

    1. Ooooh! Excited to see what you make!

  2. Very cute, loving the side pleats.

    1. We love those too. The skirt has a gathered option, but those pleats are just too perfect to leave out!

  3. This is so pretty and timeless. I would wear it myself.

  4. Your skirt and blouse are beautiful, and such a sweet model to wear them!

    1. Awwwwww, thanks! We loved working with these amazing ribbons and fabric!

  5. Love, love, love this!!! We own the Aster cardigan but have never sewn it. . .thank you for giving us the perfect styling option by pairing it with the music class blouse!

    1. Thanks! We would love to see this combination sewn up by you! We want to try the collarless blouse and collared cardigan together too.

  6. […] current favorite project is the Oliver + S Music Class outfit I made for the Bonnie Christine ribbon […]

  7. Hi from Haberdashery Fun and the ribbon tour.. Love this!! Adorable pictures – Marni

  8. […] + S skirts.  In fact, we were so anxious to make these skirts, we sort of jumped the gun and sewed the Music Class Blouse and Skirt!  If you missed it, we’ll give you a […]

  9. […] have a feeling that Annie is going to have to drag out her old hula-hoop to break in this skirt. We have already sewn up the Music Class skirt, and we can’t help but admire this lovely floral version. Just take in this Sailboat skirt! […]

  10. […] and have we mentioned how in love we are with the pleats?We used the same buttons from our stash as we used on the Music Class Blouse.  We used Hello, Bear fabric from Fat Quarter Shop to make the Hopscotch Skirt.  Like all Art […]

  11. […] to take a moment and show you each of the Oliver+S skirts we made in case you missed one, or some.Oliver+S Music Class Blouse and Skirt made with Bonnie Christine’s Sweeter Than Honey Art Gallery …Oliver+S Reversible Hula Hoop Skirt made from Cotton+Steel fabric from Fat Quarter Shop and a […]

  12. […] TALL girl!As far as fabric choices, we thought it was fitting to end the edition of All The Skirts where we started; with Bonnie Christine fabric and ribbon!  This is Winged Nesting Blooms Cool, and the large print […]

  13. […] rest of you might remember the last time we participated in a blog tour starring Bonnie Christine fabric and ribbons.  This time it’s all about her new Cultivate line of […]

  14. […] was in the way!)  I think this is my favorite Aster Cardigan yet.  (Although I said that about the blue one and the yellow one […]

  15. […] side pleats and pockets of the Music Class skirt are great for hidden treasures. This was the very first Oliver + S skirt pattern we sewed in the sweetest fabric we could […]

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