Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Yumming Top

 Yesterday was a rocky day for our little household.  It consisted of many tears, little sleep and a couple Mommy breakdowns.  So what does a Mommy do when she's falling apart at the seams?  She sews up different seams! 

**I wasn't planning on a pun when I started typing that, but I guess that kind of thing just naturally flows out of me.  Let's all have a good belly laugh at that awesome pun!  Hardy-har-har!**

But seriously, sewing is a kind of release for me, so when the kids went down for their naps, I booked it to the basement and whipped up the Summer Yumming Top for Riley.  I love it.  It's so bright and happy and yum.  And it has ice cream and dragonflies and polka dots.  How could it go wrong? 

Here's a close-up of the ruffles.  Love the ice cream.  It's so sweet and summery.  And it's been HOT here, so it's perfect for today.  

This top is actually so easy but is one of my favorites to make.  It's just a basic bodice with ruffles sewn on, in the style of my super ruffle skirt.  I finished this in about 1.5 hours, cutting and all.  I know because that is the entire length of time Brooks slept ALL DAY.  What was going on with that kid?! 

For the back, I made a little keyhole closure with a big brown button, to emphasize the chocolate ice cream a little more.  

Riley loves it, too, which is a huge win in this mom's book! :)  Now... I want some ice cream!


  1. That is so sweet. Reminds me of a top I used to wear when I was about 13, but with only a couple of ruffles.

  2. Love that button and keyhole back for a finishing touch! It's amazing that you could get that done a BAD day!


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