Coral Pleated Top


This top has been sitting in my closet for the last month or so, waiting to be shared with the world.  It's a summer version of the pleated tunic I made last winter.  I was so frustrated by the knit rayon that I used with the tunic that I just had to make it again with a woven fabric.  I was hoping and praying that I wouldn't run into the same problems that I had before.  Well lucky me, this top turned out great!  It was much easier sewing with the woven rayon that I chose.  YAY!

This pattern is Very Easy Vogue 8977, view A.  I cut out size small.  I ordered this fabric online at  Of course buying fabric online is challenging so when it arrived the color was a bit more pink than what I had in mind and the fabric is very light weight.  I was worried the fabric would be too shear, but thankfully it's not and works perfectly for hot weather.  The buttons on the back are from Joann's.

I did not make any alterations to the pattern.  Sewing the facing to the neck line was the most challenging.  However, with the woven fabric I didn't struggle with the fabric stretching all over the place as I sewed.  There are a couple of tiny puckers but nothing that a good ironing couldn't fix.  Speaking of ironing, looks like the back could use a little.

I love this style of this top for the summer.  It's a bit elegant, a bit classic and a hint of sexy with the opening in the back.  Coral and white are a great summer combo.  I like to pair it with boho pieces like these caramel colored block heels and hoop earrings.


  1. I never gave a second thought to this pattern, until I saw your blouse on Pattern Review. Your version is adorable, and I love the many details that make it special, such as the pleats in front and the cross bar in back. I must buy this pattern now!

    1. Thanks Anne, I love all of those details too. Did you check out the long sleeve tunic version that I made? Anyway, I think the pattern is out of print now but maybe you can find it on Etsy or eBay. Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!


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