Friday, May 21, 2010

Vacay Top: Simplicity 2599

It wouldn't be vacation without a last-minute sewing project, right?



I put Simplicity 2599 together this week, in a pinkish-nude color dupioni silk. 



The color was inspired by this Essie nail polish color - "Mambo" - that JCrew was randomly selling. 



No time to take pics as it's off to the airport soon; I'll try to get shots with it on while we're away!  We're spending the weekend in London, and then will be staying with family the rest of the week.  First time driving in the UK, so if you don't hear from me in the next few weeks, I may be stuck in a roundabout somewhere in southeast England...

25 comments:

Andrea said...

I hope you have a marvelous vacation. Can't wait to see pics.

Tasia said...

Pretty top - what a sophisticated colour choice. Have an excellent vacation :)

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

one day i am going to quit be stubborn and use a pattern. that looks great!

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littlecottondresses said...

That looks like a good pattern. Can't wait to see the whole thing! How do you like silk dupioni? I've been thinking about getting it.

Eugenia said...

Fabulous top in a beautiful fabric. I have this pattern too - I really must make it soon. Have a great vacation - hopefully you should be getting some nice weather, it's very sunny today!!

Karin said...

Your top is gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. The weather in London is super at the moment. Warm and sunny.

Cennetta said...

The "last minute" vacay top was worth it. It's beautiful. Enjoy!

meli88a said...

Have a great vacation -- I hope that you'll give us a chance to see photos of the whole top when you get back!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! What elegant fabric! Have a wonderful trip :)))

Carolyn said...

Have a lovely trip!
Your top is gorgeous! Such a beautiful colour, and immaculately sewn. Stunning!

geminimistress said...

lol...i would definitely be one of those American that would be stuck in a roundabout, panicking... to funny. have a safe and wonderful trip. blouse looks great cant wait to see a full pics of it,

piccola samurai said...

I just came back from the UK and the weather was absolutely amazing! I hope you'll have a great time and don't get stuck in a roundabout as, if I were to drive, would certainly had been my destiny...

Gail said...

What a nice blouse. nail polish inspiration - now that is new.

Rūta said...

Beautiful detail and love the color you chose.

amber said...

From the little bit I can see, it looks like a very J crew top to match the J crew polish - nice! Have a fabulous vacation!

Clio said...

Enjoy your trip! Wow, driving in London - now that is brave! I go over 2-3 times a year for work and still won't give it a try.

VeronicaMade said...

I love this top! I have the pattern and have been wanting to make that same top but was wondering which fabric to choose. I think I might have to go with silk dupioni. It's beautiful!

Kathy said...

great top....beautiful work! I would never have thought about that top, but now I just might buy the pattern!! Thanks for posting pics...

Karen said...

Hi- love the top! I just found your blog and am trying to get my sewing up to snuff so I can sew my own clothes. Kids and curtains so far.

Dei said...

Cute top! Enjoy your vacation.

Antigone said...

Hi, I'm really excited about finding your blog. I'm a "beginnig sewer" too. I sew my clothes for nearly three years. And as you say, I'm not sure if i could buy a dress again!
By the way, the blouse is gorgeous!!

Betty Darling said...

gorgeous top, looking forward to seeing some pics of you sporting it!

Lisa said...

Your top is great and a really lovely colour .

What-I-Found said...

Your fabric and color choices blend together beautifully!

Meg said...

I love this pattern! Hooray for D cup mods! I've made 3. The first two i left off the ruffles from the pattern and added a premade ruffle to the end of the sleeves. On one, I added the premade ruffle to the neck as well. Wonderful shirt.