Ever since making this Blossom Blouse for Chloe, I’ve been thinking about making a top for myself. I already have the fabric, but I can’t seem to make up my mind on which top to make. There is a surprising amount of factors that weigh on this decision. For example, I’d rather not buy a pattern for this initial attempt. I’d also like it to be easy enough to muddle through with minimal frustration, in a style I’d actually wear, and look decent with the large floral print of the fabric I’ve chosen. And so on.

A few contenders right now are this Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial, the Strapless Belted Tunic from One-Yard Wonders, and the Baby Doll Tunic from Sew Teen (laugh if you want). Also, I’ve really enjoyed seeing the 2010 Spring Top Week entries – the three pictured above are a few styles I could see wearing myself (in different prints). I guess I need to get sewing if I want to enter my own!

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8 thoughts on “Stumped

  1. All I know is every time I see the “Spring Ruffle Top” it brings be back to being in college and going to Phish concerts and all the shirts I used to make as a “hippie”.

  2. I would go with the easiest one for a “quick win”. It will be a psychological boost and inspire you to make more.

  3. The Blossom Blouse is sooooo cute – makes me wish I could sew!

    And the three pictured here are great too although I’m not sure if I can pull off the belted one. Me and belts…not pals. Would love to see an “after” picture of your work when you’re done. I’m sure it would be beautiful. Self Portrait Week…?

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  5. I like #3- I love the ribbon straps on it. Plus, I feel like you recently gave away a shirt very similar to #1. Would you like #1 after all that effort? Or would it end up in the Goodwill bag…?

  6. I love the three you have pictured. I have a pattern for the first one and it is on my list of things to make for the summer. I just hope I get to it before the end of the summer.


    ps. I found you via Minnesota Madre.

  7. All of them are so, so cute. I’ve been hanging on to fabric and a pattern for a top for myself for 2 years now. Maybe I’d better get on that too!

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