Friday, May 2, 2014

New Favorite

I have a new favorite top (for this week anyway!).

It's the same self-drafted pattern I made up during Kids Clothes Week.  This time I used a floral I picked up at en estate sale recently.  It has an interesting texture that was a little tricky to photograph - kind of like a seersucker - but no stripes.  There is probably a name for it, but I clearly don't know what it is.

 I pictured orange buttons down the back but that's pretty much the only color button I don't have.  I DO have about a million loose white buttons.  A lot of them probably are sets but I just don't have the patience (or the time!) to sit down and sort them all out.  So I just grabbed five two-hole buttons of similar size and sewed them on with some golden yellow thread.  Subtle, quirky, cute.

The only change I made was to the length.  I added two inches when I cut it out, and increased the hem from one inch to two which increased the total length by one inch, which I think is just right.

I do think it could use a little something extra on the front or the shoulder - a bow?  a fabric flower?  I'm still mulling it over.  Perfectly wearable in the mean time, though.


  1. I think that top is so beautiful and I love the mismatched buttons. How nice your daughter sat still for you to braid her hair. My almost two year old will not let me do a thing to hers, every time I try she pulls them out, maybe one day.

    1. Thank you Nancy! And the trick to the braids is Curious George!! I put the TV on for about 10-15 minutes between finishing breakfast and taking her brother to school. She turns into a tv-watching-zombie and lets me do pretty much whatever I want to her. It's probably not my finest parenting moment of the day, but it's one I can totally live with - ha! As for pulling them out - it took a long time to get her to keep a barrette in her hair, but she can't pull the elastics out so she doesn't bother trying. Sneaky Mommy.