This is huge for me. I sew clothes for my daughter and other children all the time, but this is FIRST time I’ve ever sewn anything for myself. Please excuse the photos….I was straight out of the pool……
I followed Rae’s Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial on Sew Mama Sew but made a few changes:
1. Obviously I left off the ruffles. I also omitted the “arm divots” in the tutorial.
2. For the shoulder straps and top band I folded the fabric in half, opened it up and folded the ends in so that they were 4 layers thick and then topstitched all the way around. This made the shoulder straps a little narrower and I made the top band a little wider to compensate for the extra fold.
3. I made the top slightly larger so that it was “billowy” (if that is a real word).
I used just a plain white myslin. My husband says it looks like a nighty……but I might wear it EVERYDAY with my jean cutoff staples!
I think it looks adorable.
Beautiful! Perfect for a hot summer day!alginglu
Elle's Mom says
I love it!
Good for you for finally sewing something for yourself! It looks beautiful on you!
Design it Chic says
I like it! !It looks so breezy and simple and cute! LOVE IT!
Lemonade Makin' Mama says
It's stinkin' cute girlfriend!! I love that top!!!
i love plum says
LOVE it…I think I've found my new favorite blog!!! I'm loving EVERYTHING you post! xo
You did it!! It looks awesome, but Brett might be right…or maybe it's the B&W photo vibe going on 😉
definitely NOT a nighty. LOVE that you did in plain simple white. And I agree with the comment above…I think it's just the photos that make it look that way.
I think it feels summery, cool, and fresh.
Hooray for sewing for YOU! Beautiful.
I love it!! I wanna make one!
I think it's a nice casual shirt but maybe not the most figure flattering. I think it would look extra cute with a belt around the waist; possibly a thin red one…