Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

The simplest top ever?

It's not the simplest top ever, but it is one of the simplest things you could possibly do with simple printed quilting fabric.  It's always so hard to know what to do with quilter's cotton, which is unfortunate since it comes in sooooo many cute prints.  It's not usually right for clothing.  But I found this cute turquoise vintage-ey print at Goodwill Outlet, and didn't have a whole lot of it.  It worked out pretty nicely made up in New Look 6895.


  1. Oh that top is fab!! It's actually exactly the style I've been looking for too. Is there any fastening at the back or can you just pull it over your head? Also, what do you think is the minimum amount of fabric you could make this top out of (I have a tiny bit of Liberty fabric that I want to put to good use!!)?? I really love the colours and print of the fabric you used - wish I could find gems like that in charity shops near me!!!

  2. Love it! Easy to wear and gorgeous pattern!!

  3. Anonymous7/05/2010

    Oh, so cute! I have some pieces of old fabric (I don't know if they qualify as vintage) and I didn't know what to do with them. You are my inspiration!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. lindinha! adoro estas blusinnhas parabens

  5. Pretty top. I think the fabric looks great.

  6. I have this Pattern! I haven't sewn it up yet so it is nice to know it is fairly easy. Love your top, the print is amazing.

  7. Thanks!
    Yes, it is super easy to make. Suzie, there's no fastening in the back at all, and it took less than a yard!

  8. I think it looks fantastic, i love the print.

  9. this is what i love about your designs - you use these patterns that I would never like because the fronts make them look so tacky/ugly/bad, but you take a cute print or a few alterations and you make something that is much cuter and much cheaper than buying it somewhere like anthro or urban outfitters. plus, you get the satisfaction of knowing you made it!

  10. Polexia, thanks so much for that comment--the looks on the fronts of the patterns are so often hideous and poorly fitting, so you have to think outside the box to make cute stuff from them. That is a great compliment, thank you so much!



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