When my grandma moved to her home in the country, one of the things I loved most about the house was this big old tree with the tire swing. My kids have played on it since they were old enough to hang on tight and every time we come, the run right for it. My yard doesn't have any trees or I would definitely have a swing on a strong branch too.


This top is one of my favorites. I will probably wear it til it falls to pieces, even though I've already sewn a few with the same pattern. This is Simplicity 1364. I love 3/4 length sleeves and the retro slash neck top.

The style pairs great with skirts but its easy to throw on with some jeans to run to the store or the kids school without being too dressy. This top was my first try at knit  fabrics and its so much easier to work with than I thought it would be. I found this funny childlike tiger print fabric at JoAnne's and just fell in love with it. I wish they had more animal prints like this.

The pants are a thrift store find. I spent a weekend hunting for some 60s-ish style pants in my size and I managed to find a couple of pairs of wool pants that aren't itchy. I did a little alteration on these by taking them in at the leg just a smidge and sewing a little slash at the ankle so they aren't too snug there.

They've turned out to be some of my favorite pants for winter. I doubt they'll see the light of day once our humid spring and summer weather hits so I'm wearing them while I can!

Tiger print top- made by me from Simplicity 1364
plaid pants- thrifted
lace inlay shoes- thrifted
bakelite bangles- various antique shops