Sunday, January 30, 2011

Swingset Tunic for Florida

We have been in Florida for the past week and arrived back home in Maine on Friday.  Apparently the temps here have been below zero for a good part of the week so we picked a good week to go!  I will post more pictures from our trip soon.  

I made Ava a top from the swingset tunic pattern from Oliver & S to wear in Florida since she has outgrown most all of her summer clothes --and it was a good excuse breakdown and buy the pattern.  I've been eyeballing it for a while now!
I love love the results! It came together pretty quickly and fits her perfectly!  I made the size 2 (She will be 2 next month.)  The only part that screwed me up was when I had to attach the back bodice to the bottom.  I'm sure I just didn't read the directions right and I was in a hurry!

(That is a sticker on the front. )

I used the button hole attachment on my machine for the first time to make the buttonholes and I'm a little peeved that hadn't used it for so long!  It took me no time at all to make 3 perfect looking, perfect sized buttonholes!  Make sure you put the thing on the right way and follow the instructions in your manual (I had it on backwards for the 1st couple of tries before I figured it out!-whoops.) I need to read directions more carefully and be a little more patient! 


  1. Glad you had a nice trip. We were in Florida last week too! Just got back to Rhode Island on Friday as well. Guess what top I made my girls for our trip to Disney? The Amelia top! They came out really cute! I adjusted the size up a bit. I hope to post about it this week and will send along the link when I do.

  2. Hey Rachel,
    Here is the link to my post about the Amelia Top.


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