Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring Top - Take Four!

Unless I'm hit with a sudden burst of inspiration, this will be be my fourth and final entry for Spring Top week. Sewing for Madeline is much easier and much more enjoyable, I gotta tell you. But I've had fun with this "selfish" sewing challenge - and I really do like this fourth top.

It's fun and feminine and Maddie told me I was "bootiful" in it, so that makes it a favorite already.

I cut the yoke on a bias so it's stretchy enough to be a pull over, and added a ruffle for interest. I'll definitely make this style again, it was an easy project and the fabric is one of my favorite Heather Bailey prints.

This was my own design, I didn't use a pattern. I had planned for it to have little puff sleeves, but with the busy print it was a little much. I think it's pretty great as a simple sleeveless summer top!

I may be done with tops for the time being, but I'm not done sewing for myself - I picked up an amazing vintage dress from the thrift store the other week. The fabric is old and yellowed, but the dress is a beautiful fit and will be perfect for a pattern. Yay for thrift store finds!

What's your favorite thing to sew for yourself? I'm all about simple, quick projects, so I love a cute skirt, but I'm branching out here, people! What's your go-to adult pattern?



  1. Can you do a tutorial for this? It's lovely! And I'm totally partial to the Church Flowers print to :)

  2. Wow, cute top! Great job with no pattern!

    I especially like how well the armscye fits. That seems to be my problem area-both with a pattern and without.

    I don't have a go-to adult pattern...yet. I love the look of Amy Butler patterns, but they never seem to fit as well as I'd like. I may need to try some of hers with knits, but it's hard to resist all of the great patterns in quilting cotton. :)