Thursday, June 2, 2016


 I haven't been posting much but I have been sewing, maybe not as much as my normal but still sewing.  Projects like this one have been on my mind and finding time to complete them, scarce. 

I have had this Fabric Mart plaid for maybe a couple of years.  Its a JCrew fabric, cotton with a crinkle to it.  I actually had to iron the fabric with starch to get it to submit to cutting and sewing.  But it is a really nice light weight, soft cotton- perfect for summer heat. 

I had my husband snap these pictures really quickly before work so I wasn't thinking about changing the camera settings, that's why there's a blue tint. 

The pattern for this top is a good one,  it took some concentration to figure out the fly button closure but in all the instructions are good.  I love the details of this top and truly hope I can make one more before the summer is up. 

Other projects are slowly being completed but sometimes there's too many other fun things to do when your children are small and the summer days are long... so until next time, happy sewing!!


  1. I love the shirt. I have the same pattern and I'm struggling with those back darts. Any advice that you give?

    1. Hi Michelle! You know when I made those darts, I had the back pattern piece laid out next to the fabric and carefully looked at the markings and sewed the first one down and then went back and marked the next one and sewed it. I hope that helps you figure it out!

  2. I Love this! It is a really great plaid, and the shape of those sleeves is so cool!