Style Steal~Chrissy of Granola and Grace~Buffalo Plaid Midi & Style Arc Ethel Top

Style Arc Ethel top handmade (similar) | Buffalo Plaid skirt handmade (similar) | Chico's belt (similar) | sandals (similar) | Michael Kors handbag (similar) | Necklace (similar) | Noonday bracelet (similar) | AE earrings (similar)

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.  For each will have to bear his own load.  Gal. 6:2-5

Hey, friends!  Welcome to my Style Steal featuring my blogging buddy, Chrissy, from Granola and Grace.   When I saw the buffalo plaid skirt she'd picked up, I went a lot bit head-over-heels for it!  My creative juices went into overdrive!

Chrissy looking as adorable as ever!  See her post.

Not being a B&W girl, I went to Google and searched for buffalo plaid fabric by the yard.  You'll never guess what came up in the results!  If you are virtually rolling your eyes and expecting another unconventional fabric source, you'd be right! 🙄  Yep.  A tablecloth!  I got a lot of fabric for that price.

After finding it, there were days spent debating what color to go with.  I finally settled on this baby pink.  Even after it was done, I had my doubts about the color, however, seeing these photos, I think it works!

[Sewing notes:  The Talbots skirt was used as a visual.  The top tier was cut approx. 6" wider than my hips, then each subsequent tier was multiplied by 1.33.  A separate waistband was added, pilfered from a different pattern.]

Ya'll know I've been making tops, this is the fourth pattern that I've tried.  It's Style Arc's Ethel.  It's awfully boxy and on the cropped side.  I'm going to make it one more time, but am not sure after that.  The front and back seaming is unique, but with the dark fabric and print, it's very hard to see.  This is a splatter print with flowers and paisleys.  It's a quilting cotton found locally. 

[Sewing notes:  The directions weren't clear for the underarm, so I winged it.  It also has facings for hems, like the Adeline dress.  No changes were made.]

Since Chrissy featured a couple of looks.  I figured I'd add a second option, going more casual with, what else, but a graphic tee.  I think the hat and lace up sandals add a fun look.  See the handbag?  It's my nod to "wicker," which was found on eBay.  It's an old Brighton--not perfect (the raffia is kind of stretched out), but I love the hobo style.

I hope I did my girl Chrissy proud!  I had a lot of fun copying this look and couldn't wait to share it.  You know how when you see this plaid, it reminds you of a picnic?  Well...  I'm wearing the tablecloth--hahaha!

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