Hi guys! I thought I’d throw up some pics of my first Ruby Top. Erin and I celebrated the last day of our kids’ school with a mama’s night out! We had tickets to see Alabama Shakes that night. So fun! So, while Wes napped that day, and my big kids were in school for one last day, I whipped up this simple and breezy summer top. I’d had the pattern cut out forever, so that saved me a lot of time. The fabric is from our local store Les Fabriques, and I think I bought it with plans to sew pants or a button down for one of my boys. Although my mind is always dreaming of things I will sew, it is rare these days that I have the time. So, whimsical sewing it is!My kids thought this was really ugly. They see all the pretty fabric I have in my stash, and I choose brown.
I said to Wes, “How do I look?”
He said, “weird.”Well, I like it, so there. It’s a really light weight breathable cotton, sort of like a linen. Erin snapped some pics before we left for the show. I love my little photo bombers!Ellery and Grant helped me relax during my photo shoot. It’s never not awkward doing these! I showed them how I was going to dance at the concert…They were appropriately mortified by their strange aunt.
I take pride in that. Happy summer!
*pattern modifications: added a little more fabric at tops of shoulders, and about 1″ to hem. I folded in my fabric edges under, rather than using bias tape.
5 thoughts on “Concert Ruby”
I love this Caro and all the photos of your beautiful smiling face! xo
Looking good! Love the alternating direction of the stripe. Whenever I dance my kids cover their eyes and wail, “Nooooooooooo!” Now I bust a move as often as possible just to get them going, especially in public. 😉
You two are the most beautiful sisters!!! Xo
Oh my god, your family has some amazing genes. You both are SO GORGEOUS! Love it. And so hilarious about the kids reaction to the fabric choice…I’ve so been there!