June 10 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

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Sewn by Colette, Tessuti Fabric

Pattern: Pattern C from Stylish Dress Book 2

Colette raised the neckline and gathered the center front instead of doing the pin tucks in the original version. She writes, “I also pivoted the bust darts out of the pattern as I felt it didn’t need it. My favorite details have to be the ruffled hem and tie-back and the linen of course; it’s wonderful to wear.” See more views and learn more about the top on Colette’s blog. Colette is currently in the process of making a dress version of this pattern!


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92 Responses to June 10 ~ Make It, Wear It! Inspiration

  1. Kelly says:

    OOOH! I love that! Looks comfy!

  2. lisa says:

    Would love to make this. Can anyone explain this part to me?

    “pivoted the bust darts out of the pattern”

    Not sure what that means.

    thank you!

  3. This is stunning. Off to find the pattern…. Looking forward to seeing it in dress form. I’ll bet it’s lovely:)

  4. Rachel Locke says:

    Great top. Would love to make myself one! Been looking for a good pattern.

  5. Trish says:

    cute and simple 😉

  6. Trish B. says:

    Another great inspiration!

  7. Merisa says:

    Very cute!

  8. Kelli says:

    It looks lovely on her!

  9. Joke says:

    I like the creasing at the neckline! Inspiration indeed 🙂

  10. Kathy in Napa says:

    I love Colette’s top! So inspired I’m going to try making one. Plus her blog with the Japanese craft book is a must read. Thanks!

  11. Theresa says:

    Just perfect! I’m not skilled enough in dressmaking yet to modify a pattern in such a way, but I’m on the hunt for another pattern to showcase that linen!

  12. katevet says:

    great top. cute for summer!

  13. Barb in MI says:

    This looks great! A few more of these posts and I will finally get into action…

  14. Lola says:

    So pretty and fresh for the summer!

  15. Betsy M says:

    Very cute!

  16. Marcia W. says:

    The ruffle is a winner.

  17. I really like this. It fits so nice.

  18. Sherri S. says:

    So pretty and summery! Love it.

  19. Faith says:

    This looks so comfy. I want to make this now.

  20. brittany says:

    love the shirt! and the necklace, too!

  21. Cara says:

    I love this! It’s not a typical shape, but very adorable =)

  22. Krystina says:

    So cute and well made.

  23. Valerie says:

    Cute, cute, cute!! I really need that book!

  24. AisforAmy says:

    oh wow! this is so lovely! well done!

  25. Latrilla says:

    Beautiful top. Was the instructions hard to understand as this was a Japanese book?

  26. jana says:

    I really like this top! I think it is my favorite so far!

  27. Monika says:

    I love the idea of the neckline, the tie in the back like this and the ruffles are sweet. 🙂
    I like it and I thought to look into turning ist into a lovely summer dress (possibly beacause I need a new one).. just like colette already thought…
    Linen is one of my favourite summer fabrics and the colour is in my favourite list 🙂

  28. sewlindaann says:

    I love the color especially. After all I’ve been reading I’m beginning to want Japanese clothing books as well as the fabric.

  29. Vanessa says:

    Nice top! Oh, my list of things to do is getting really way too long…

  30. winter says:

    It’s true. it is an inspiration. Now I wanna make a cute ruffled summer top. 🙂

  31. sang says:

    I Love this top! I just purchased the japanese pattern book…hope my top turns out as cute as this one!

  32. Kimberly says:

    This is quite beautiful

  33. Katie says:

    So chic! Love the ruffles!

  34. Minna Cohen says:


  35. Liv's Mama says:

    Ruffle me pretty!

  36. Maeve says:

    What an adorable top! Looks beautiful!

  37. 4vs1 says:

    That looks so comfy! I bet it would make a great dress too!

  38. Ginger says:

    cute top!

  39. Janice says:

    This is so cute. I really love the ruffle around the hip. I’m not much into ruffles, but this top is great!

  40. Amber F. says:

    That is an awesome top. I’d love to make one next summer when I won’t be pregnant!

  41. AnnetteB says:

    I love this top. Since she mentioned the tie in the back, I had to go to her blog to see more. It is adorable! I think it would be great over a light T (for us that can’t go bra-less). So cute!!!

  42. Laurel says:

    ooo I love it!

  43. alisha says:

    Looks great. Love the alterations

  44. Christine says:

    That looks like a very comfortable top.

  45. Terri says:

    I love this top!!! Great job!!!

  46. Mary Margaret says:

    I just love this! Simple, but special!

  47. Andi says:

    Wow – great top! I would love to learn how to pivot bust darts right out of a pattern, maybe that would help me make tops that fit me better!

  48. sy says:

    the top is pretty. i love the ruffled hem.

  49. Pam says:

    Very cute top! Love the ruffle at the bottom. 🙂

  50. Ramona says:

    very elegant top.

  51. Candice says:

    It could be from Nordstrom. You’ve inspired me to get moving on a summer project.

  52. Desiree says:

    that fits you so well, nice job.

  53. Cat says:

    such a sweet top

  54. Amber H says:

    This is a simple, yet beautiful top! Subtle detailing, and it makes a statement without being too over the top!*

    *No pun intended 😛

  55. Francheska says:

    This looks like a top I could live in this summer!

  56. mrs.jp says:

    What a cute top. I wonder it you could make it with wider straps. The dress will be great!

  57. Kelli says:

    very cute–love the ruffle hem. It’s simple yet eye-catching. Love the linen too. I’d like to see the dress version!

  58. Judi B says:

    Very cute for work or play.

  59. JJ says:

    I love how it’s simple but still has some uniqueness!

  60. Michele says:

    Lovely top!

  61. Doris says:

    Great job, I love the gathers at the neckline.

  62. Rebecca says:

    Cute top. I have a similar McCall pattern. I should make one!

  63. corinnea says:

    I love it! Love the changes you made. So pretty.

  64. Deborah says:

    I LOVE this top. I want it!

  65. Kadybug says:

    I love the clean look of both the lines and the solid color you chose. The ruffle adds just the right amount of flair!

  66. beth lehman says:

    lovely! i’d love to be able to look at these pattern books and figure them out!

  67. Tammy says:

    I love it!

  68. DebbieKL says:

    What a cute summer top! I’d love to see the dress version too.

  69. Sheila says:

    I love the fabric of this top, it looks super soft!

  70. Sade says:

    Love the modified neckline.

  71. Holly says:

    very pretty! The ruffle at the hem is a nice touch, not too fussy.

  72. Angela Pak says:

    I really love the color of that linen. It’s unusual for summer, but very lovely.

  73. Mama Lusco says:

    Looks perfect for summer!

  74. Elizabeth says:

    This is so cute! I wonder if you could make the same thing from an old t-shirt?

  75. Kate says:

    That is positively lovely!

  76. Cathy A says:

    That’s adorable! I’m definitely off to look at Collette’s blog. Thanks!

  77. Bonnie C says:

    That looks perfect to add to the summer wardrobe, in a few colors!

  78. Claire says:

    I love the ruffles at the hem!

  79. Jessica says:

    Great job. Beautiful top.

  80. Jennifer S. says:

    Super cute, and the perfect necklace to match.

  81. That’s pretty! The dress will be really nice too…

  82. Kristen says:

    Love this top! especially the ruffle at the bottom

  83. Michelle says:

    That’s absolutely gorgeous. So simple and elegant looking. I’d be hard pressed to ever take that off.

  84. renee says:

    Cute! Love linen in the summer.

  85. Tracy Rizzo says:

    This top is so cute!

  86. Corvus says:

    Very cute! I don’t usually like things without bust shaping (for very selfish reasons- I can’t wear anything without bust shaping, because my bust and the rest of me are a bit out of proportion), but this is lovely!

  87. Kirsten says:

    Wow, I have this book, I must try this!!

  88. Tong says:

    Oh I adore this! And love the ruffled hem too!

  89. Unity says:

    Oooooooo! I really like that top!

  90. QSOgirl says:

    such a cute top!

  91. Jen says:

    I love this! Looks so comfortable to wear!

  92. ~Helena~ says:

    That is a lovely top.

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