I initially decided not to enter Rae’s spring top week because I couldn’t think of a top I wanted to make. There are half a dozen or so dresses floating around in my head waiting to take form in the physical world. Tops? not so much.
After seeing so many other tops emerging over blog-dom though, I just had to join in.
The loosely ruffled ruffled collar came to mind first, then I decided I needed a print that was sort of juvenile and a little bit retro feeling. I found this piece in my stash. I picked it up years ago, one lonely yard on the dollar table at Wal*Mart. I complimented it with rusty red linen and had myself a concept to work with.
I really wanted a flouncy skirt on this. Something long enough to wear with leggings, but with only one yard to work with I had to edit.