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Cultivate Blog Tour and Oliver+S Family Reunion Pattern

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Hello and welcome to our stop on the Cultivate Blog Tour.  If this is your first time here, it’s nice to have you!  I’m Audrey, and I blog with my daughters all about skirts and our other sewing adventures.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tourThe 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 fabric.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Cultivate fabric was inspired by Bonnie’s love for gardening.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tourAnnie absolutely loved one fabric from the Cultivate line called Thrive in Apricot, and I do too.  Coral and pink hues intermingle in perfect harmony!

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

We actually have some trumpet lilies (I think they’re called that) blooming this time of year that perfectly underscore the cultivate part of this line of fabric.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

To showcase this lovely fabric, we again chose to use an Oliver+S pattern.  This little beauty is called the Family Reunion Top and Dress pattern.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

We made Annie the top version for fall.  The little pintucks and the button tab details are so charming.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

And then there’s the back.  More pintucks and huge buttons for an exciting accent!  (The pattern doesn’t call for buttons this large, but we were going for a statement look!

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

All the buttons came from JoAnn Fabrics.  Both Annie and I love a little button up the back blouse; it’s the 2nd Oliver+S top pattern we’ve made that buttons up the back.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

We chose to use brown linen (sourced from Pink Chalk Fabric ~ back in the day) to accentuate the Thrive Apricot fabric.  It’s the same linen we used on the skirt she’s wearing.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Be sure to come back Friday when we tell you all about that skirt, because you can enter to win some patterns and fabric for yourself.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

The Family Reunion Top looks fantastic either tucked in or left untucked.  Both present a different silhouette.  I’ve also seen this pattern looking sweet on any age girl wearing it, from newborn to preteen.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

And the Cultivate fabric looks so pretty in everything we’ve seen it made into.  All the stops have showcased lovely Cultivate fabric.  Yesterday, Sharon Holland from Sharon Holland Designs made a lovely table runner (with a free pattern!)

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

And I can’t wait to see what Sarah from My Crowded Nest makes with Cultivate fabric tomorrow.  You can see all the stops on the Cultivate fabric blog tour here. 

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If you’ve been inspired to buy some Cultivate fabric, you can do that at many fabric shops including Bonnie’s mom’s shop, A Stitch In Time.

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Oh, and one more little thing: we’d be honored if you visit this Art Gallery Fabrics Cultivate in Fall Challenge board on Pinterest and favorite our photo of this top we made by clicking the heart in the top right corner!  The pin with the most likes will win some fabric designed by Bonnie Christine, and we just love fabric!  Feel free to repin that photo too.  Thanks!

Skirt Fixation for Bonnie Christine's Cultivate blog tour

Thanks for stopping by today, and we hope to see you again soon!

8 thoughts on “Cultivate Blog Tour and Oliver+S Family Reunion Pattern

  1. this is so sweet! love the pleats!!

  2. Audrey, your daughter Annie looks adorable in the outfit! I love how Bonnie’s print looks in that blouse. Sublime! I am not sure what those flowers are called either but have always heard them referred to as “surprise lilies” 🙂

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  7. […] designed by Bonnie Christine for her Cultivate line.  (Remember when we used Cultivate fabric on this blouse?)  Of course it’s soft and flowy and I want some more to make something for […]

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