Monday, July 29, 2013

3 Summer Tops

The first top is Simplicity 1615

This is a really cute pattern, but I'm not sure how much I like the top - for me.   It has a bit of a maternity look and the front neckline is a little low.  I actually used some of this fabric for another pattern that didn't work out.  And since I love this fabric, I have to wear this one.

I made my usual size 14, but should have went down to a 12 through the shoulders and neck. 

Here's how I wore the top today.  Since the neckline is too low and wide for my comfort, I wore a tank underneath it.  Worn this like, it's very comfortable.

 Next up, is McCall's 5665.  This pattern is now out of print.

This is what I would call a smock-top;  sort of the type of top I wore in the 1970's.   It's very loose fitting, and again, has a bit of a maternity feel to it.   The fabric is a quilting type cotton I got on the clearance table at Joann Fabrics.  I used purchased bias binding on the armholes and made my own binding for the neckline.  Why I wasn't consistent on that, I don't remember.   Nothing fancy, but cool and comfortable.


Lastly, is a BWOF, May 2009 # 115

I made a size 42 and added a little at the hip area.  The neckline was too loose, so I inserted a black ribbon and use it as a drawstring.  I used black bias binding turned to the inside for the armholes.  I really like this fabric.  It's white with dark gray flowers and very soft cotton.  I had just enough of it for this top.


  1. Great tops. You are all set for warm weather. Very nice.

  2. These tops are really pretty.. All 3 , looks very pretty on you.. I bought the pattern of the first blouse, but have not sewed it yet.. I like it so much, I think I will try it. I will try to remember and raise the neck line a little. thanks for sharing.

  3. I like all the tops Beverly, but I agree with you about the first one... but you have found a great solution, and one that will work with your fall approaching. I think the last top looks beautiful on you - not sure why, but it does. But they are all lovely to wear - around the house you need lots of simple, pretty clothes.

  4. I also think the tiops look lovely on you. I especially like how you paired the first top with the jeans and the tank. I do that quite often as well:)