Sew a Spring Top

April 25, 2010

I’ve been inspired by the flash of great weather we’ve been having and decided I needed a little Spring in my wardrobe.  It’s been years since I’ve sewn any clothing or let alone used a pattern.   I picked up Simplicity 2415 and some fabric at Wal-Mart the other day and gave this little number a try.   I’m happy with the way it turned out.  It’s comfortable, easy to wear and cute!

Simplicity 2415
I made View B, without the lace around the neckline.  I added elastic to the bottom hem to make it blouse nicely.
New Spring Top

I couldn’t resist adding some ruffles to the front.  I used the super easy ruffling method I blogged about last week. 
Ruffled Spring Top

For those of you who sew clothing, where in the world do you buy your fabric? 

I’ll be linking this post up to:
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The Girl Creative
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15 comments:

  1. I never would have guessed you made that in a million years. The ruffles definitely complete it - so cute!

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  2. i bought the same pattern 2 weeks ago just haven't gotten to it yet- yours turned out great!

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  3. This is so pretty, Carolyn! Love how it looks on you and the pattern and color are great! Joann's has lots of great fabric for everything I've found. I just saw a great pink and black tweed that was plaid-like that they had in their back remnant area {usually more than a yard or two here} and thought it would make a great suit or jacket. I don't do clothes though, so I did pass it by.

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  4. That is adorable! I wish I could sew because I love tops like that!

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  5. That turned out darling!! Nice job! I have been buying fabric online - fabric.com is great and easy with a large selection of popular fabric brands. I've been really drawn to Heather Bailey and Amy Butler fabric. Also liking a lot of Michael Miller's various designers. If you have a smaller quilt shop, they will typically carry some of the prettier, more current fabrics. I've been itching to sew something for myself that I might actually wear - your shirt is inspiring! Thanks for posting it!

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  6. It looks like Stef beat me to it- but always look in your local quilting shops. They have lots of designer fabrics which are usually rich in color and design. The shirt looks great!
    Amanda @The Modern Brady Bunch

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  7. I love it! The print is very cute too. I tinker with sewing but never for clothes that I would wear. I mostly sew in a straigh line... burp clothes, baby blankets, curtains, aprons, and once in a while pj pants (without a pattern).

    Seeing this... I just may have to stretch myself and try it.

    I get my fabric at Joanne's. There really aren't too many other options other than Walmart.

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  8. Very cute! Nice job.
    -FringeGirl

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  9. That's so pretty and springy!

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  10. Cute top - you did a great job. The ruffles are a nice touch. Thanks for stopping by Atticmag and for your nice comment.
    Allison

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  11. Do you have a quilt shop near you? I love Amy Butler fabric lines! Very cute top. Well Done.

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  12. This blouse turned out great. The color really grabbed my eye. Well done.

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  13. Cute cute cute and I love the color! I buy my fabric at Walmart (tho I'm picky) and Joanne's and sometimes thrift stores. I've learned by the "feel" what is a good buy. Once I find a pattern I like I will use it a dozen times in different fabrics and sleeves lengths or even sleeveless. Saves me tons on clothes.

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  14. That is soo cute! I might have to try tha pattern. I never sew for myself. Always the kids. As for fabric, I buy from www.fabritopia.com (Jona G. rocks!), etsy, www.craftersvision.com, www.equilter.com, the list goes on and on.

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