Comfortable Organic Cotton Top

Thirty-eight degrees outside and a sleeveless cotton top?

Organic Cotton Top

As temperatures go down thermostats go up …..sometimes to s u m m e r temperatures. Fortunately, I can pare down the layers to this top made of soft organic cotton from Mood Fabrics. This wonderful fabric is just as soft as those extraordinary l o n g Velvet cotton t-shirts found in cute boutiques at cute prices.

Organic Cotton Top

The environmentally friendly fabric, free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers feels great against my skin and will allow me to comfortably sit through long meetings in hot conference rooms all winter long!

Organic Cotton Top

VOGUE 8669

Having successfully sewn this Vogue 8669 pattern once before, I knew 1½ hours of sewing time was all I needed from start to finish, and the One Yard Wonder was made for $12…. who knows, if I wear this top as much as I believe I will it might become a Twelve-Month Wonder.

Organic Cotton Top

Easy, wearable and affordable……..If only all clothes were this accommodating !

Stay warm and keep cool. 🙂

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Comments


  • Cathe
    November 9, 2012

    I love this top, it’s really beautiful and as you mentioned practical for a work environment. It looks great layered with a sweater and belt, very smart! The fabric sounds lovely too!

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 10, 2012

      Thank you, Cathe! The fabric is very lovely – my first but hopefully not my last experience with organic cotton. 🙂

  • Cidell
    November 9, 2012

    Yep. I’m all about coordinates the next six months. Thanks!

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 10, 2012

      Hi Cidell! This top also works because no jewelry is needed at the neck…easy easy easy!

  • Lora
    November 9, 2012

    Really cute top. Don’t you love that it is so simple and practical and yet so very cute?

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 10, 2012

      Thank you, Lora! Yes I really love everything about it. My first was made with long sleeves – they both have their advantages 🙂

  • Sarah Ioannides
    November 9, 2012

    I love it! & the color has got this autumnal tint to it…looks like perfect afternoon wear for Spartanburg…and anyone in the South for that matter…when can I borrow it 🙂

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 10, 2012

      Hi Sarah!
      You can borrow it when you’re in the South long enough to wear it! 🙂

  • Laura Casey
    November 9, 2012

    I love organic cottons and bamboo knits have become one of my favorites…..love the length of this top and the belt with black sweater is all put together!
    Love it.

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 10, 2012

      Thank you, Laura! I’ve yet to sew with bamboo knits but plan to give the fabric a try 🙂

  • Carolyn
    November 10, 2012

    Sarah what a wonderful basic to add to your collection in such a cheery & bright color!

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 11, 2012

      Thank you, Carolyn! Not only is it a good basic but it is easy!!!!!!!

  • Breyan
    November 12, 2012

    That looks great!! I made view A of that pattern and it wasn’t as cute and took me much longer thatn 1.5 hours. I’m still a beginner, so I’m making progress. I was reluctant to do the longer top but that looks good. Maybe i’ll give it another go.

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 14, 2012

      Hi Breyan! I found the sleeveless was more difficult than the one with long sleeves due to the binding. My first version also took longer than 1.5 hours – the second is always easier!

  • Jan
    November 13, 2012

    Great top! That is one of my favorite patterns. It goes together so quickly.

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 14, 2012

      Many thanks, Jan! I wholeheartedly agree with you!

  • Amy
    November 13, 2012

    I love the top with your skinny black pants. Perfect!

    • Sarah Gunn
      November 14, 2012

      Many thanks, Amy! I was surprised to find the top looks with other styles and colors. Is green the new black? 🙂

  • Ginger
    November 16, 2012

    Love this! What a great color and a clean, simple style!