Cotton Voile Summer Top

When talking about the perfect summer fabric, I would have to say this Mood Fabrics’ Thakoon Cotton Voile is about as perfect as it gets.  I love this fabric, it is the perfect summer weight and just was so easy to sew.  In fact, I would love to buy all the fabric that felt just like this piece and sew many, many summer garments.

thakoon cotton voile top

I know when the temperature sores above 95 degrees, I want a summer top that makes you feel cool.  Right when this fabric arrived, I knew I would make it into Simplicity 2892, a pattern I have made only once before but I love the style and the shirring detail.
thakoon cotton voile top

This pattern doesn’t take too long to make, the shirring takes the most time.  Gathers on both side which are attached to a yoke, which is the same pattern piece  as the yoke lining.  I like this feature of attaching the shirring piece to a stable piece.  Match up all the key points, baste it down and that shirring isn’t moving anywhere.
thakoon cotton voile top
I read once to press these gathers flat and the reason is to get rid of the fluff.  Our body has fluff, we don’t want our garments to have fluff, too.  I totally agree with that comment so I pressed these gathers flat!

thakoon cotton voile top

These pictures are taken at a relative’s house in what we called the “piney woods” as kids.  A grove of trees on the north side of the house, which provided a wind block from the bitter cold winter wind. In July, these trees provide nice shade and comfort from the hot summer sun.  I didn’t need my sunglasses, but they just make the outfit look a bit more like summer, right?

thakoon cotton voile top

Looking at this picture, I need to work on the shoulder tan.  This past weekend, I helped daughter #2 and her husband with a backyard fence.  My short sleeve shirt gave me a farmer’s tan!
If a jacket becomes necessary, this top looks fantastic with a jacket, too.

thakoon cotton voile top

Now a look at the back

thakoon cotton voile top

So quick, head over and get this fabric before it is gone.

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Comments


  • Amanda S.
    July 10, 2013

    This is super cute Lori! The fabric is perfect for a hot summer day.

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      Thanks, Amanda, it is wonderful fabric.

  • Jenny
    July 10, 2013

    Lovely top! I love the way it looks with jeans and with the jacket – it’s so pretty!

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      Thanks, Jenny, I like it with the jacket, it looked better than I had first imagined.

  • Carolyn
    July 10, 2013

    Cute top in a great print and fabric!

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      Thank you, Carolyn.

  • Sarah Gunn
    July 10, 2013

    That is the cutest fabric and a perfect summer top!

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      Thank you so much, Sarah, i love the fabric.

  • Ginger
    July 10, 2013

    Love this! What a great print for the summer!

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      Thanks,Ginger, it is afun, fun print

  • Diana
    July 10, 2013

    Oh , no wonder you like this top so much. It’s really, really pretty and cool! You don’t look old enough to have a married daughter!!!

    • Lori
      July 10, 2013

      OH, Diane, you are so kind and I needed to hear that, really had a hard time finding pictures I wanted to put on this post! And I have 2 married daughters

  • Kay
    July 12, 2013

    It is absolutely lovely!

    • Lori
      July 12, 2013

      Thank you, Kay.

  • Diana
    July 29, 2013

    I always love the colours you chose. This is super pretty and I like the white jacket with it.