DIY seersucker wrap top

Before I started creating my own clothes, I had no clue textiles had so many variations.  Let me be honest, when I heard someone mention a seersucker suit I thought seersucker was a brand. Little did I know, it was one of my favorite warm weather fabrics every created.  If you’re not familiar with seersucker, it’s a lightweight fabric more often in a stripe that has a puckered textured.  Not sure if you get the gist, but trust me when I say it’s classic sophisticated and very versatile.

This wrap top was made using this red and white regatta seersucker from moodfabric.com that’s lightweight, very comfortable, easy to sew and cut and a summertime must have.  If you have another color in mind, don’t worry here is a great assortment from moodfabrics.com to get you started.

This top was made using this Burdastyle 06/2011 #121A downloadable pattern with the following alterations:

-Added 3″ to the length of the pattern

-Added a 4″ band to the bottom of the top

-Added 2 75″x 4″ waist wraps

-Added a 3″ seam waist wrap opening

-Added a 24″ wide by 20″ long sleeve.  Gathered the sleeve by adding three machine basting stitches down the length of the sleeve and securing the stitches.

Chandler’s dress was made using my Mini Jadore Marie pattern with alterations.

 

Top-DIY

Jeans- Joes

Heels-Sergio Rossi

Sunglasses-Ray Ban

 

Chandler

Dress-DIY

Purse-Journey

Glasses-Target

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. May 21, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I admire how you combine “simple and elegant” together in every garment. Chandler is darling and definitely has her mom’s style! Seersucker is a favorite summer fabric of mine as well and I just finished a dress in a muted red/white seersucker.

    • Nikki
      May 30, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you so much. I certainly try to make pieces that can be interchangeable and mom on the go functional.

  2. Scarlett
    May 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Beautiful! Could you please do a video tutorial? 🙂

    • Nikki
      May 30, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      I will definitely put it on the list

  3. Detra Tymus
    May 23, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Simply beautiful!!!

  4. Meisa
    June 2, 2017 / 4:16 am

    This is amazing! How much fabric did you use for your shirt and also for your daughter’s dress??

    • Nikki
      June 16, 2017 / 5:43 pm

      I purchased 3 yards which was just enough for both pieces

  5. Daphney Boutin
    June 4, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    So trying this!! Out of curiousity, what size do you cut in BurdaStyle patterns? I tend to cut 38/40 and they end up being big. Going to try 34/36. My measurements fall more nder 38/40 but it’s still so large.

    • Nikki
      June 16, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      I usually cut a 38/40 which is larger, but I don’t pay much attention to the seam allowance and generally alter as I go.

  6. DonNaturaL
    June 6, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Nikki,
    I really did it this time. This inspired me to make this in a black seeesucker. I’m so glad I did and my sleeves are just so effortlessly EXTRA lol. I love them.
    I can wait to show you pictures.

    And now I’m off to up my shoe game.

  7. DonNaturaL
    June 6, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Nikki,
    I really did it this time. This inspired me to make this in a black seersucker. I’m so glad I did and my sleeves are just so effortlessly EXTRA lol. I love them.
    I can wait to show you pictures.

    And now I’m off to up my shoe game.

    • 3rdcoastsdaughter
      June 7, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Hey! I’ve been in the process of making this in black and white seersucker! Perfect for looking effortless in hot, hot Florida! I can’t wait to see your pics

    • Nikki
      June 16, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      lol can’t wait to see it.

  8. June 12, 2017 / 2:11 am

    This is DIVINE. I’m inspired to get a sewing machine and create some of your flawless looks. Thank you!

    • Nikki
      June 16, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you so much

  9. Meisa
    June 24, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Hi Nikki,
    if I wanted to make this into a dress right above my knees, how much fabric should I get? Also is the fabric see through? If it is what do you think I should do to cover my goodies???

    • Nikki
      July 5, 2017 / 11:39 pm

      To be safe, I would order 2 yards. It is a bit see-thru but because it’s gathered, you could get away with it without exposing your goodies lol.

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