As I was searching through projects I wanted to do in Fabric by Fabric – One Yard Wonders, I stopped almost immediately on the Cap Sleeve Bolero— it’s just too cute! The top was listed under the “Lightweight Cottons” chapter, and I knew instantly it would be a great project to do with our new line of cotton lawn in the Matsuri collection. Since the warm weather is slowly but surely coming upon us, having a cute new top to add to my wardrobe is a major plus! I chose Cherry Blossoms in Ocean Mist because I wanted to use a larger scale print; and I just love this print and the color. Also, I decided to use Sashiko Stars in Deep Aqua to make the covered buttons, which accent the print really well and give a cute touch.
I’m pretty petite so I cut the small from the pattern. But I will admit it’s pretty small and particularly short. Now I only need to make myself a high waisted skirt so I can flaunt this little top. I’m really not one to show my belly (despite my previous post about the halter top…that’s totally different, to me that’s an elongated bikini top…ha ha!) Anyhow, this was pretty simple to sew up and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. There’s something really special about wearing clothes that you’ve made for yourself!