+ DIY ruched short sleeve blouse (what I wore to a wedding)

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top: diy tutorial below   pants/hat: h&m   shoes: old

I whipped up this top for my sister’s wedding last weekend after failing at searching and searching for the perfect white top to match a full-ish a-line purple skirt from zara (here). You have to have something that isn’t to flowy because of the fullness of the skirt and isn’t knit because I was a bridesmaid and I felt it needed to be a little more dressy. So I quickly whipped up a white top made from drapes (backstory here) and fancied it up with some ruching on the sleeve. 

Here are jut a few wedding pictures from the phone. You can see the top in action and how stinkin’ adorable the little wedding boy outfits were. Oh I’m a sucker for suspenders, bow ties, and high socks.wedweddingmog

Supplies:
1 – 1.5 yards of light to medium weight non-stretchy fabric (polyester, rayon, cotton)
top you can mimic (non-strechy)
scissors
thread
sewing machine

Instructions:
1. cut out a top by tracing around another, making sure the sleeves are a few inches longer.
2. Sew the sides and the shoulder seams together, with the main fabric touching (RST).
3. hem the bottom, neckline and sleeve openings 1/4″ and then another 1/4″
4. Gather the sleeves about 2″ to 3″ at the bottom the sleeve along the shoulder seam line.

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Comments

  1. The shoes!!! I love the floral heels. So gorgeous.

  2. Looks beautiful! I love the color of that skirt too.

  3. This is beautiful!

    What a gorgeous piece, I love the fabric you’ve chosen, it works perfectly with this delicate shape. I also really like how you’ve made it work for casual and formal!

    Beautiful!

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

  4. Great hat and sandals combo!
    XO

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

  5. Michelle says:

    Love the simplicity this top, soft and beautiful!

  6. Supercute blouse!!

  7. This is so cute! I love the idea of adding ruching to a sleeve to dress it up. That fabric is so pretty too, and it looks great with both the jeans and the purple skirt.
    Tiffany
    http://www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

  8. I started my search on Pinterest and was lead to you. I don’t even need Pinterest anymore! Your creativity is astounding, and your style is so classy. I am thoroughly impressed with your entire site! I’m so eager to start my first project!

  9. This is such a fabulous look!

    -Ashley
    http://www.ashleykiraand.blogspot.com

  10. This style is so trendy and yet simple it’s fantastic. I love how easy it can be transformed from casual to formal in a blink of an eye. I also appreciate the workmanship of the piece, clean seams and beautiful job on the sleeves!

    -Greg

  11. always love simple yet chic outfits! your photos are amazing!

    http://www.MartasFashionDiary.com/

  12. Rebecca Pelletier says:

    Missing your beautiful posts!

  13. Great diy! I like simple pattern!

    Sincerely, Stacy
    My Sewing & DIY Blog

  14. Vinneza says:

    I hope all is well!! I too, miss your post!

  15. Next project ! i love that like almost all your creations !
    XOXOXO

  16. Erika Hofgesang says:

    Hope everything is okay, I miss your posts!

  17. You’ve been gone..uncomfortably long..hope all is well with you ❤️

  18. hey – been looking for new posts and :-( nothing. hope you are ok!

  19. I’m missing my fall wardrobe inspiration!! Hope all is well with you and yours!

  20. I also hope you and yours are well and doing ok. I decided to say a prayer since it’s impossible to know, even though I don’t know you!

  21. Great DIY!! Thank you for posting this! Will def try~

  22. Awesome look! Thanks for posting :)
    Amber

  23. Hope everything is well… We miss you!

  24. Hat is beautiful! Love it :)

  25. We miss you! Hope you are well.

  26. Danielle says:

    It’s been so long! We’re definitely missing you. I’m also hoping everything is well with you and your family.

  27. Helena A. says:

    Hi!
    I hope everything is ok with you and with your family, since it’s been a while you don’t post anything…
    Kisses from Portugal!

  28. This is so cute !

    You have a really great blog, et some nice ideas !

    I follow you from France 😉 !

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