Sunday, November 13, 2011

30DoC: Fall Colors

Friends, as soon as I saw this tutorial, I was in love:  DIY Wrap Top

I wanted to try my hand at it with some fabric that I've been itching to use all summer.  It has some lovely burnt orange flowers on it, which helps camouflage any stains that may have occurred to the fabric over the years.  

Here is my version:

I think my only wish is that I had used a fabric that had similar right and wrong sides - I think it might be too obvious in this shirt and be a little more distracting than I had intended.  I have some blue linen in the stash that I may try next.

The longer I wear this, the more I love it ... especially on days like today when it's unseasonably warm outside.

I highly recommend this tutorial if you have a printed fabric that you are itching to show off!

Enjoy your Sunday, Friends, and may the Steelers beat the Bengals or I'm going to be forced to defriend a whole lotta people on Facebook :)


  1. I love it! I'm going to have to look up that tutorial. :)

  2. Hey Meg - I looked at the tutorial and I'm going to try one too. My only question is how did you finish the neck edges? You can't just turn them under twice, can you? I wouldn't have thought that it would turn out nicely that way....

  3. my friend, you are making like MAD! that top is tres cool, i can't tell the inside/outside business.... seems like a hip version of the butterick walkaway dress!

    and thank god the steelers won. i fell asleep on the ravens game, thinking all was well, and woke up to that last touchdown. UUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH.

    (wc: refro. "oona thought the steelers had won, until she woke up to the refro. unfortunately, the fro was good.")

  4. Great idea! I just thrifted a crazy 80's maxi skirt - perfect!

  5. I really love the top, I will have to have look!

  6. I was not sure when I 1st saw this free pattern but it's great on you