Limeade Ava

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I bet you are wondering how I had time to blog all of those birthday posts and sew a new outfit for Avery in the past two days! Omie and Opa pulled a surprise move and brought Avery up to San Antonio with them when they left on Sunday. They've taken Avery before, but Todd and I have always been elsewhere. It was so nice to have some down time and work time at home without the munchkin under foot. I can't tell you how wonderful the hug was when I pulled up to the ranch house today though.

I was able sew for hours yesterday and managed to finish a whole outfit in a day. This never happens for me! This one is Patty Young's Ava pattern using Tanya Whelan's Ava Rose fabric and Barbara Jones' Bubblegum Basics. The two Avas made quite a pair. Patty's patterns are always well written, so the top came together easily. I paired it with a simple Simplicity pattern for the shorts. I liked the idea of the stylish halter with some comfy playtime shorts instead of the skirt that comes with the pattern.

ava 1

ava 2

I found these sweet birdie buttons at the last Warrenton antique show. I think they really completed this top.

ava 3

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