Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The watermelon shirt

I love Simplicity 2599. I've made it before and it is such a cute summer shirt that is nice and cool.

This is the only shot I have of me wearing the new version. We found some girls selling these watermelons on the side of the road. The one I am leaning on is 83 pounds! The wind is blowing and making the shirt less than flattering, but I thought it was a good demonstration of how cool the shirt can keep you.

The fabric is a really light cotton with a little bit of stretch in it from Joann's clearance. The label had stickers all over it, so I am going by what I could tell. I think I matched the plaid pretty well too!

On my three ruffles I had enough fabric to cut two of them on the bias and one with the grain. I alternated them, and I think the result is pretty cute. I also eyeballed the ruffles and made them smaller and more ruffled as they went lower. I also finished the neck with bias tape to help keep that top ruffle under control.

I also omitted the button on the back and just cut it on the center instead. I never use the button on the other and instead slip it over my head like a t-shirt. This shirt is an easy win and great for those hot summer days!


  1. This is sooo cute and cool looking. I love it in the plaid.
    I bought this pattern, after seeing your other one. I had forgotten it, I will have to pull it out and make it..SO CUTE.
    Happy sewing.

  2. oh whay a lovely top, and great colours! I never seen such amazing watermelons in my life, I wish I lived near you!!

  3. What happened to my comment?! Aw man, having trouble with blogger lately. ANYWAYS, this turned out super cute, and I love the fabric you chose. I'm glad yours turned out so good. I might have to give this top another chance. :)