I made my version out of a mystery poly (rayon?) woven. There is a ReMade store close to me which is basically a really cool Goodwill. It is local people donating local goods, and then local artists re-make them into awesome things. You can find lots of "need a little love" items to fully created art pieces. I love to go in there and look around. I've found a lot of great fabric there. This fabric seems to have birds (I like to think of them as bats) on a blue, green, and pink background. The drape is perfect for this pattern.
I added my standard 1" above the bust (without disrupting the armholes) and the fit is perfect. I love the pleat in the back, the shirt tail hem, and the ever-so-slight hi-low hem. On this pattern, there are no darts for shaping. The only shaping comes from the side seams.
I used small, pink 11mm buttons. Although, on these pictures, they look white. I never put a button on the collar stand because I never button my shirts up that high. See? Bats, totally bats.
And, of course, when my kids are helping me take pictures, they pose me in all sorts of ridiculous ways.
B: Mom! Take the cat! The cat wants to be famous.
C: Mom, why are your arms all veiny and weird and stuff?
Me: It's SO HOT.
C: What?? It's not hot. You're weird.
B: Mom, why is your mouth open in every photo you take?
Me: Touche, B, touche.
(I'm wearing this top with my new Jalie linen shorts. I really love them and they go with everything!)
Here is the kid version I made for my little twinny. It's SO CUTE in this floral cotton voile. Although, it does mean I'll have to iron it, but maybe that's okay for a shirt this cute.
Don't you love the fabric? And the ruffle bow tie? Although, I had the hardest time making a good bow. I finally had to watch a YouTube video on how to do it.