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.
*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.