When Peek-a-boo Patterns announced their City Chic Top pattern, I was pretty excited. This top was inspired by a photo floating around on their Facebook Page of a ready-to-wear design and it looked like it was totally ‘my style’. So, once this design was released, I snagged it (what made it even better? I had earned a $5 off shopping reward, making this pattern a $3.50 purchase!).
Aside from the fact that I omitted the hem and sleeve cuffs (I figured since I was going for a ‘dressier’ looking top, I would skip them), I think this pattern is a pretty close match to the “Inspiration Design”, don’t you think? Unfortunately, my top is just plain boring. I don’t wear a lot of solids and this gray just screams ‘drab’ when I put it on. It’s not that I won’t wear it, I just think a splash of color or a print might perk this top up some…. so guess what’s next on my list? Yep, you guessed it, another version. This time I’m skipping the solids and going for something fun (and adding the hem and cuff bands as well)!