What am I doing sewing tops when I’m “just happier in a dress?” Well, I’ve been wearing skirts, too, and those need something to round them out. I found a new Simplicity designer pattern that only takes 1 to 1 1/4 yards, so I’ve been using nice shirting fabrics without guilt.

Here’s the pattern:

Here’s my first version: (Here’s a better picture of the fabric.)

And here’s the fabric for a second version, without the neckline trim. This fabric is really nice (Liberty of London), but again, it only uses one yard. And it’s not $98 like this ready-made one. And it comes together in about two hours.