Summery Crop Top

| NOELLA BRA | QUILTED KNIT |

Hi Friends! 

Summer is HERE! From beach days, outdoor adventures, and bonfires I've been soaking up every last minute of warm weather fun I can before the cold, Canadian winter comes back. 

Its been a total blast. 

While I've been busy doing all the summer things, it occurred to me that I needed some me-made pieces to help me rock the warm weather wardrobe of my dreams. I've been loving my Catarina Dresses (as seen here and here), but those are a little too dressed up for summer parties and bumming around in the woods. 

So I knew I needed to add some separates to my wardrobe. Something that was a little bit sassy and sexy without being too revealing. Something that could go from day to night, and see me into the fall with the a cardi on top. 

Right around the same time I came to this conclusion, Maddy released her free Noelle Bra pattern and it gave me an idea, a big idea.

What if this "bra" could be more than just a "bra"?

Without any more suspense, I present to you the Noelle CROP TOP. 

This crop top has been the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe! Even though I'm taller than average (Maybe 5,7') this "bra" hits just above my belly-button, giving me great coverage and cinching me in to create a dreamy hourglass shape on my column-y frame. 

It also has really great back/underarm coverage for being a "bra" pattern. I'm wearing my everyday strapless bra in ALL these pictures and it wasn't visible in any of them.

No matter how I move I'm completely covered. 

I've put this top to the test, too. Yesterday I wore it out on a hike and really held up to the challenge. The tighter fabric didn't get in the way, and I never felt overexposed or too show-y. Not to mention, I got a zillion billion compliments on how cute this make was. 

#makergoals

The best part is that this bra ate into very little of the yardage I have in this super cute quilted knit. I still have enough to make something else - YAY! Now just comes trying to decide what to make with it.


I really think this pattern would be a great choice for anyone looking to make an easy crop top for the summer that's not too scandalous. Full details on how to I transitioned this pattern from "Bra" to "Trendy Crop-Top" are coming to the blog on FRIDAY in a detailed post. 

For now, here is an adorable picture of Stella to see you through the next few days. 

Until next time/Friday, 

Rachel
 

 

Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.

I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!