Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I 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!

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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