I don’t know about you other girls with many siblings, but its hard finding time to sew some days. When projects need completed, sometimes I just have to bring them along for the ride.

This is how I was sewing last night. Sitting in a preschooler’s desk with Little Man in one arm and using my other to guide- foot stuck in weird position to press the pedal. I was thankful for my magnetic pin cushion! He is sooo squirmy! All that stuff around me he pulled apart. *sigh* I love him more than ever, and eventually I’ll have him trained to pin things for me. 😉

What was so desperate to be sewn, you ask? Something for me to wear this morning to go help in the neighbor’s garden.

I took a Christopher and Banks jumper of my mom’s that was too tight through the hips and cut it off to tunic length. Added side gores and I was done!

I don’t know if I’m going to hem it or not- I kind of like the shaggy look.

So simple and I’m thankful to have more work clothes!

9 thoughts on “|~ Jumper Tunic Garden Work Outfit”

  1. Hi! I've been reading your blog lately and when I saw this post I had to comment! 😀

    Although I did attempt sewing with my baby sister, it looks like you had more luck than myself. 🙂


  2. i love it!

    i am so inspired by all your creations, olivia. i love sewing quilts, but clothes are a lot harder for me to figure out. you make me want to keep trying! 🙂


  3. Hi!
    I just found your blog when I googled "modest swim suits".
    I love your blog, you have inspired me! and will be visiting often.

  4. Absolutely adorable. There is simply no other way to describe it. I love it Olivia! Your creativity inspires me so much! I love how you take something was a little old and "out of fashion" and make something absolutely adorable out of it! Thank you so much for sharing.

    … the piece of hay in your mouth is the best part. 😉 hehe!

  5. P.S.!!! Oopps! Why on earth did I think you had a piece of hay in your mouth?? Oh my word, I am seriously laughing at myself right now. Your pose is the cutest. It just looks like you're chewing on a piece of hay! 😉

  6. First of all I love this jumper-tunic. Its way fun to work pretty. Second I am a real tunic girl myself. Third its so sweet and one of my favorite things to see you sewing with baby siblings and sewing for siblings. You are such a family~girl! I love it!

    I am first of nine children myself. But at your age I'd only sewn a handful of things from 4-H. Those relationships you make with brothers and sisters are the most important thing you'll do as a teen in my opinion. I treasure my siblings so much. Plus as you may know from my blog address, I'm a bit of a 'wanna-be' farm girl myself so I do love this tunic-work look especially. Hey in the future a friend gifted me this magazine called 'Mary Jane Farm Girl' and I love it, the pictures are so sweet in it with lots of green and recipe ideas. You might look into it one day when you become a mother. 😉
    Last question I have for you if you do visit my blog you'll have to tell me. Your creativity is endless! Do you do a lot of fashion ciber shopping? That could lend to eventually worldly look and tighter and lower (gradually) etc, but you seem so zipped up about modesty coming first, so do you generate a lot of ideas from your head?
    The three questions from this and other comments: How/where do you find modest jeans or do you usually tunic jeans,
    Where do you get your fashion ideas?
    Oh I thought there were three, maybe it was just 2.

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