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'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

Fall colors, plaid

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.

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