Friday, April 20, 2018

A New White Summer Top

Boy oh boy is life going by too fast or is it just me? It seems like I blink an eye and weeks have gone by!  At least I’m being productive and getting some sewing in too! 

I’ve completed my third entry to the #Make92018 challenge.  It started with this image I saw in a magazine and has been residing on my inspiration board for sometime now...
I am so very happy I was able to finally make it come to life! Let’s start with the white top… I chose Vogue pattern 1440. 
The fabric is a white cotton stretch twill (light weight) that I purchased at Joanne fabrics last year.  The only change I made to the pattern was to add ties in the side seams. However, after completing the top, I realized it was a little to “A-line” and I should have altered that. That’s OK, it’ll do for this top because I so love the design of the back! Also, the collar and the collar stand both are a little too high (tall) and if I ever make this pattern again, I will shorten both.  Overall, it worked out OK for this particular vision...
For the bottoms, I purchased fabric from L.A Finch fabrics (This was my first  purchase from them and I like it!) I used my favorite TNT for a pair of leggings, KWIK Sew 3770   I can whip these leggings together in a couple hours and have hacked the waistband to give it that “yoga style” look I love so much!
Together these pieces turned out exactly the way I wanted them and now I have a new casual outfit! 
Faye of “Faye’s Sewing Adventure“ has a #2018TopsThatPop challenge and I plan on entering this top into that challenge!
Are you planning on joining Faye’s challenge? I hope so! She has a lot of inspiration for tops happening over on her blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Happy Sewing!


  1. There is nothing like it when dreams come true - even fashion dreams. This is such a gorgeous outfit Myra!

  2. Thank you Ms. Faye! I love it when it all works out in the end!

  3. That blouse is beautiful.. I love the back too.. You did a wonderful job on it. Happy sewing.

    1. Thank you so much Judy! I do love sewing!

  4. Gorgeous outfit! This reminds me I want to make that blouse again. Mine is looking so sad and worn. :-)

    1. Thank you Jenny! Yes, I remember yours too and hope you post it if you remake it! I actually cut mine shorter after I wrote my blog post and love it that way! Miss you a ton!!


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