Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor of Love

Happy Labor Day all. I hope you are enjoying your long weekend, getting in some last days of Summer (for most), and preparing for all your fall crafts!

This week is turning into a very busy week for me. Not only have I had a few Etsy orders I need to make but I am prepping for my daughters 2nd birthday party, and trying to get out all my fall decor. This means making some fall decor as well. I LOVE FALL. And now we live in New Mexico we actually get a fall season. I'm so excited.

Anyways, last week I decided to make one more tunic for my daughter before it gets cold and we are covering ourselves up in coats. The inspiration was actually from my quilt blocks. I wanted something simple and sweet that could transition to fall.

Hence the ruffled panel top. It is a basic a line with a ruffled panel down the center. Then I made gathered ruffle sleeves. The bottom started out as just a boarder but I ended up turning it up word so that it created a kind of cuff along the bottom which I love. It added dimension and something a little different. I finished it off with a ribbon bow in the front. I just love whipping out tops like this for her, to give her some personal style.

Next time I think I will make a tutorial because this kind of top is super easy to make and there are so many variations. If you lengthen it it can be a dress as well. The hardest part is the sleeves (which I am still working on getting right).


Emily said...

Very cute!

Athena said...

So cute - what little girl wouldn't want a top like that! Thanks for sharing at

just jayma said...

This looks like one of those tops that once you learn, you can do so many variations! I love the cuff on the bottom! If you did a tute for it, I would love to add it to my arsenal of sewing patterns. Thanks!

Aroura said...

Tutorial please! I love it - it's sooooo adorable!

Ellen said...

What a pretty top and such a gorgeous model.

Unknown said...

This is sooo stinkin adorable! Love the colors and patterns you chose.. and your daughter looks like she loves it.. can't wait for the tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!