Handmade: Floral Top


I was planning on making this top before heading to the beach last month, but that never happened. The fabric has been taunting me to make it into something for months. I originally got the fabric for Project Run & Play, but that never happened. I still have a load of fabric and projects in my head inspired by that series. I should work on getting through that list. I think it would be swell if I could make Penelope’s back-to-school wardrobe. I need to take advantage of that before she starts getting picky about her clothes and realizes I’m the antithesis of cool. Time is ticking away!


I used the pattern I created for last year’s summer dress for drafting the top. It’s really helpful to keep paper drafts of projects you’ve previously made. It made sewing up this top a real breeze. Because of the grain, I didn’t have enough continuous fabric for the back piece, so I pieced the back together, with a yoke. I think I might experiment a bit more with this in the future with sheers or pleats. It’s got a lot of potential.

I did a high-low hemline for the top. It may seem that’s all I’m doing these days, but I’ve really always been obsessed with them. I remember in 9th grade wishing the backs of my shirts were longer than the fronts. I may have made the back a little too long for this top, so when I get a bit of time, I’ll unpick and rework the hem. For now, it works just fine if I belt the top or tuck the top in.

Outfit details:

  • earrings: i heart a million little things, etsy
  • top: handmade
  • belt: handmade (with tutorial)
  • jeggings: H&M
  • shoes: Forever 21

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    1. Absolutely gorgeous. I really love the print, and how you’ve styled it too.

    2. shalini says:

      That looks really lovely, love the high-low hemline.

    3. i love it! you are getting really, really good at this, girl! it looks perfect with that belt, too. And i don’t think the back is too long, for the record. xoxo

    4. ira lee henson says:

      that is really cute! i like the braided belt also, is that knit?

    5. Tamara says:

      Love that floral fabric! Great shirt!

    6. Melissa says:

      The braided belt is made out of an old knit shirt. I usually wear it as a necklace/scarf, but thought it would go nicely as a belt with this top.

    7. This fabric is fabulous, I’m so glad you finally had time to put it to use. It’s not fair for it to sit in a drawer waiting to be purposed. (Now I’ll stop talking about fabrics like they have feelings.) And paired with the belt…tres chic!

    8. mandie says:

      That is some GREAT fabric. I really like the high/low. It’s a good look.

    9. phil says:

      nice print

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