A Plaid Top (Just in Time for Summer)

Apologies in advance as some of these photos are not quite in focus.  I forgot to tell T. that I had turned on manual focus!

I finally made another sleeveless version of Simplicity 2501, using the madras that my sewing friend brought back from her trip:

I'm pretty proud of the stripe-matching!  Here's a close-up on the buttons.  I choose some crazy green glass ones:

I am super happy with this top!  I made it over the weekend and wore it to work on Monday, just in time for the heatwave. :)  I really like the fit and I like that there are lots of possible variations with the pattern and that it sews up quickly!  Plus it's modest enough to wear to work but still pretty sassy.

My Sarah Bernhardt pose:

And here's a parting shot, so to speak:

I'm leaving on vacation at the end of the week and will probably have a fairly low profile in blogland (and sewland!) until the end of August.  But I'll be gathering inspiration! ;)


  1. I like those bright red buttonholes! hope you have a good holiday :)

  2. This is such a pretty little top, and I love the crazy green buttons and red buttonholes! I hope you have a wonderful holiday :D

  3. What a nice summer-y top, plus it looks like a good layering piece too.Have a great holiday!

  4. Oh my gosh! Love the buttons and the ruffles are soooo nice! It looks great on you, it´s very flattering.

  5. Oh, this is perfection!
    Enjoy your vacation. :)

  6. The fabric is so beautiful! And I love the crazy buttons and ruffle! A perfect summer top. :)

  7. Such a pretty top, the colours and the plaid is awesome!

  8. The fit is marvelous, and I love all the colors in the plaid! The buttons match perfectly :) Well done!

  9. Oooh, I love this! The bright colors are so fun!

  10. The fit is great! The back looks perfectly tailored.

  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36248663@N00/

    please post me many photos of you in plaid shirts ;)

    You are a very beautiful woman !!



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