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Corduroy Sandbridge Skirt and Baby Dress

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

Today we’ve got a fun post for you about some of our fabric fabrics and patterns.  Corduroy was one of the first fabrics I fell in love with when I first started sewing, and all these years later, I’m still in love and sewing with it often!  We’re going to share pattern details here, so please check out our post over at CaliFabrics to discover more about the fabrics we used to make these clothes!

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The first thing I sewed from this corduroy fabric was a skirt, of course!  From the first time I made the Sandbridge Skirt, I changed just 2 things to make this great skirt pattern work better for me.  The first thing I did was to add 2 more inches to the hem, bringing it to a total of 24” in length.  It hits just at the knee, and is perfect for fall layered with leggings and boots.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The other modification I made to the Sandbridge Skirt pattern was to made a slightly more aline shape by adding 1.5” to the width of the each skirt pattern piece at the hem, starting below the bottom of the pocket bag and angling out to the hem.  It was very simple to do, and this shape allows me to break into a dead run whenever I need to catch a child from falling out of a tree or rescue the cat’s tail from the toy dump truck races.  Or any other imaginable events occurring on a daily basis among my tribe of 8 kids.

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And if you don’t mind taking a look at my *ahem* backside, you really must check out the fantastic embroidery Allegra sewed on the back pocket for me.  She used floss colors in shades from the shirt fabric.  After she was done, I ironed on a piece of interfacing to protect the inside of the embroidery.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

The t-shirt is the new updated Union St. Tee made in double brushed poly.  This is the 2nd time I’ve made the updated version, and there will be many more.  In fact, I’ve got a whole pile of fabric waiting to be sewn into Union St. Tees, so be prepared!  You can read our thoughts on the update here.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation. Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

And now, the part you’ve been waiting for, Baby’s dress!  This photo above looks like she is excited for your attention too!  As I had enough corduroy fabric left over to make her a dress, I absolutely couldn’t refuse.  I used the Family Reunion Dress pattern by Oliver + S.  We’ve sewn up this pattern in the larger size to make a top for Annie here.  We love the classic lines and delicate features of this pattern.  The pin tuck pleats and button up back are two feature that we’re smitten over!  I used these wood buttons.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

I sewed a size 12 months for Baby, hoping for a little added length.  When I held up the dress to her before hemming, I could see she was going to grow out of it in no time flat, so instead of putting the hem facing inside the dress, I added it to the length at the bottom.  Hopefully this will make the dress last a couple more months!

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

And with the very, very, very last bits of scraps we sewed a reversible bonnet for Baby!  The fabric on the reverse is left over from another one of Annie’s shirts.  I don’t have photographic evidence, but I also used it as the trim inside my skirt too.

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

But this bonnet is utterly adorable, and Baby looks equally cute in either side!  (Psst, if you want a bonnet, but don’t want to make one, check out our bonnet shop, Savvy Noggins!)

Corduroy skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation.  Check out the corduroy baby dress and bonnet too!

If you love Baby’s moccasin boots, you can grab similar ones here.  And my boots can be found here.

That ‘s it for us today.  We appreciate you reading and following along with our sewing adventures.  If you have time, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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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!