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:
Between Naps on the Porch
The Girl Creative
Today’s Creative Blog
The Train to Crazy


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

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

  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.

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

  5. That turned out darling!! Nice job! I have been buying fabric online - 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!

  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

  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.

  8. Very cute! Nice job.

  9. That's so pretty and springy!

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

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

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

  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.

  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 (Jona G. rocks!), etsy,,, the list goes on and on.


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