I wore this outfit to my trip to the museum, but I thought I'd talk a little bit more about this self made top. I blogged about sewing using patterns here, but have been slow to make another garment because I still haven't fully unpacked my craft stuff yet. I tried to make some shorts last week, but they ended up being way too big for me, and the material just didn't drape as nicely as I thought it would. I'll spare you the photos this time.
While perusing shops near our neighborhood last week, I came upon a unique store called The Upcycle Exchange which is pretty much a crafter's paradise. I took home a yard and a half of this adorable colorful moose fabric and set to work making another top.
For those of you who are curious, I used Simplicity 1693, specifically version E. You can purchase it online here or, if you live close to a fabric store, wait until they go on super sale. I think I got mine for $1. I actually think this is a very simple pattern to start with, if you are interested in sewing your own clothes. For this particular top, I believe there were only 3 pattern pieces. I even skipped the interfacing on the collar because I used a sturdy suede-ish material for it. I'm already looking for fabric to make to the Peter Pan collared blouse (style D), and would love to have a couple of those in my closet!