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DIY Loose Polka Dotted Top

I think I have a problem. I have made multiple versions of The Staple Dress and have more versions I want to make. It might also be because we're packing up to move in a couple of weeks, and it's the only pattern easily accessible.
I added leather tabs and snaps to the shoulders and sleeve hems. I love the little details it adds to the simple look of the top. (You can tell I added shirring to the waistline and took it out because I didn't like the look.)
Pattern: The Staple Dress. I cut it into a hi-lo shirt, raised the neckline in the front and back, and added leather tabs.
Fabric: Peachskin from fabric.com*. (It's on sale right now too!) It is a polyester, but it has a really soft hand and fluid drape. It breathes well too.
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $2.79 per yard and I used two yards, so $5.58 plus a little bit of leather and some snaps.


  1. Oh I am so going to make a few tops using this pattern!! Just gotta wait till it is warm again!

  2. I think you are the only one I have seen make tops from the Staple Dress pattern. I have the pattern, May have to make some tops! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  3. Love the top and the shorts! Are those a pattern too?

  4. Way cute! I have some stripped neon pink and grey knit to make into a top like that! Well done, I love how it turned out!


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