weekend getaway blouse

weekend getaway top by craftiness is not optional-2

I was beyond excited when I got an email from Liesl (yes THE Liesl of Oliver and S fame), last week asking if I wanted to sew up one of their newest women’s patterns. Uhhh…ye-ah. Of course I did! I chose to sew up the Weekend Getaway blouse, which I am sorta in love with. I used some rayon (which I can’t remember where I got-that just goes to show I need to do more selfish sewing and use up my stash!) and it drapes really nicely and is comfy as all get out.

weekend getaway top by craftiness is not optional

Sewing fail: I read part of the instructions wrong (chalk it up to excitement/late nights/pattern reading dyslexia) and so in these pics the front placket is wrong. It hasย  since been fixed, of couse, but before it was fixed,ย  the lovely Kristin was nice enough to deal with my awkward modeling get these pics of me in the top while she was visiting this past weekend (more about that in another post!), so I used these pics anyways. I added the tabbed pockets, which you can barely see with this fabric-but I really like that little detail-it’s more noticeable in real life. I also sewed up a few more inches on the neckline, so that I could wear it without layering with a tank. The pattern itself was superb as usual and of course, I learned a few new tricks! I am looking forward to sewing up more of these tops! Get the pattern here! and check out the other just-released patterns here!



  1. Love the fabric Jess ๐Ÿ™‚ The top looks lovely on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m super excited about this pattern!! KCW, what KCW?!?

  3. Cute top! And I totally don’t blame you for picking up that fabric back who knows when, it’s a great print ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the fabric that you chose! I is a great color for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Aw you look so pretty! Thanks again for having me and letting me try this loveliness on so I knew it’d fit me! So fun having a photoshoot with you – now to start that sewing blogger commune so we can do it more often… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yes totally! Let the sewing commune planning commence! haha…and thanks for working with my awkward modeling ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. nice top, love the neckline ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Really nice! I hadn’t noticed that pattern yet. I love the interesting collar design. Thanks for sharing!

  8. That’s adorable! And can I ask, was your mistake to put the facing on the inside? Because I was wondering if that was a possible edit – exposed facings aren’t usually my thing. I’m loving the way yours looks even if it’s “wrong”

  9. Cute! Love those little pockets. I can’t wait to be a normal size again so I can try making some of the great patterns I’ve come across during this pregnancy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. very cute! love <3

  11. so love this shirt. it looks great on you and that fabric is so pretty. um, a little behind here but when did you switch to wp?

  12. Very pretty!

  13. Love your top! I’m so excited Leisl has decided to start making women’s patterns now! I always hear bloggers raving over the Oliver + S patterns, but I don’t have kids so I’ve never had an excuse to try one! I can’t wait to try one of these!

  14. Very pretty! That is so simple but feminine too… hmmm, maybe a Christmas wish list item for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice job!

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