Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Top - Take Five!

Okay, okay. I know I said I was done with Spring Top Week...but you're allowed five entries and it was nagging at me that I had only entered four. I have my dad's blood - competitive to the core. Not that I have the slightest chance of winning - have you seen the other entries? Like this one? Or this one? I think this one is my favorite. Amazing work.

Okay, on to top #5. This top was SO easy to make. It took me less than an hour from cut to finish. It's just a basic pillowcase top - but the fabric is what makes it special.
I found this gorgeous duvet at the thrift store for $1. I knew I could do something with the unique print.

I strategically cut the pieces to make the best use of the pattern, sewed the pieces together, used homemade bias tape for the armholes, hemmed the bottom and sewed a quick strap to loop through the casing.

I was SO sad to cut up this duvet - I love blue (as you can see, I even painted a room of my house that deep blue color I'm so fond of) so I almost thought of saving it for when I get sick of the bedspread in our blue guest room. But it was $1, folks. And I have enough left for at least 3 or 4 things for Maddie.

So, total cost for this top? $.25. Can't beat that.


1 comment:

  1. Way cute. I think the best thing that has come out of all this is seeing how easy it can be to whip something up for myself. And cheap!! I love it. And I'm glad I'm not the only competetive one in this. :)