Today I made this cute top using a sort of illogical fabric choice: JoAnn has these "English Accents Sportswear Collection" cottons that are really nice, most of them traditional plaids in soft cotton. I got this cute brown one with a woven texture and the green trim that matches. I wanted to make a blouse or top but not an obvious, traditional style--some "English Accents" flare to a modern piece. Here's what I did:
I used this patten from McCall's without the bow details:
And with gathers instead of pleats, which may have been a mistake because I don't think it's the most flattering as it is. Maybe I will change it.