"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

08 July 2012

Summer tops...

I finally sat down to make some new tops for the summer.  All that was needed was a trip to Joann's for some fabric and just sitting down to do it.  

I've had my eye on one pattern since last summer.  I put it off and new tops never came about last year. Last week I made it my goal to finally get some made.  So after some prep work, picking out which fabrics to use and actually sitting down and demanding that there be no interruptions,

this is what I ended up with.  

Very pleased with it.  There were only two modifications made.  I added a 1/2 inch to the bodice width and a tapered the sides just a bit so that it didn't look like a tent on me.  I couldn't be happier.

Now I'm off to make a few more being that I'm "hibernating" in the house to stay out of the heat.  I will be doing that for the next week.  At least.  Back to enjoying the rest of the weekend, in the house.



  1. Cute! Our temps turned cooler so today I am enjoying it :)

  2. Your top looks very summery and cool to wear. Enjoy!
    Anne xx

  3. Love the top. Can't wait to see what else you whip up during your hibernation period. And me? Over hear trying not to let these mitered corners be the death of me! LOL I actually think I know what I did wrong....

  4. *here (not *hear) That's what I get for typing late at night.

  5. Nice top! You chose lovely fabrics for it. It looks too warm for the summer for me though. ;-)

  6. hi kar
    your top is wonderful. love the fabrics!!!!
    have a nice day,
    love regina

  7. pretty! i'm too much of a whimp to try sewing clothing!

  8. That is so pretty. It looks so light and cool. You should model it for us!! I have to make a pair of flannel PJ pants with my daughter for the 4H fair in a couple weeks...I better get busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Oh, Kar!
    That top is co cute!
    I know what you mean about hibernating, I have been trying to do the same as much as I can.
    And there really is not looking like much of a break in the heat anytime soon either.
    Plus, we are on fire down here too... :(