Since the girls were born, I've sewn fairly exclusively for them. This summer I've been making a few things for myself and I decided to share them on the blog this week!
The first thing I made was Rae's Spring Ruffle Top.
This was a pretty easy top to put together and it's perfect for this insane heat we're having in the midwest! I used some gorgeous Lisette cotton lawn in a gold and white floral/leaf print. It is so soft and light! For the accent fabric I snagged the trim fabric off a gold and white vintage sheet (you knew I had to put a vintage sheet in there somewhere, right?).
Rae includes instructions for adding shaping to the top and I definitely wouldn't skip this step. The shaping helps the it look a lot less maternity-ish. Actually, if you made it a bit longer, this could be a nice maternity top!
The top pleats were simple to make and add a nice touch over the usual gathering that you see. I also like the ruffled straps, although you have the option of leaving those off if you're not a ruffle person.