Hot! The “Champagne” Shirt

Vogue V8495

Fabric: Batiste Cotton
Pattern: Vogue V8495 Р View B with View C Sleeves
Year: 2012
Notions: Thread, 1 Orange Flower Button
Time to Complete: 3 Hours
First worn: On Vacation
Wear again? Yes
Total Price: $8 for Fabric, Notions from stash

My “Viva Las Vegas” inspiration comes from celebrating our wedding anniversary with a Champagne Toast. I made this top specifically to go with the pants I made in a previous challenge.

Flower Detail

Flower Detail

The fabric is lightweight, very comfortable in hot weather and perfect Resort Wear. I embellished with a orange flower button to the front for a pop of color and green flower embroidery stitches around the bottom for an interesting detail.

The pattern was pretty straight froward, it is a Very Easy Vogue pattern but it’s a classic cut that could be paired with a lot of different looks. I’m really glad I made the shirt since I find myself often deciding to make another dress. It’s time to branch out – I may even try a skirt next.

So as the old saying kind of goes…what ever happens in Vegas stays in the Yucatan! Cheers.

The "Champagne" Couple

The "Champagne" Couple

The "Champagne" Shirt View 1

The "Champagne" Shirt View 2



Krista started sewing at the age of 10, but got serious July of 2010 when she had to replace her old singer and got a serger machine for a birthday present. She lives in Manhattan -New York City with her husband. Reading the SewWeekly challenges last year motivated her to try new things and rekindle her love of Sewing.


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  1. LOVE it! I have that pattern! I’m going to make it again! Utterly inspirational!

  2. Jealous! Love the pics and the outfit. You look summery and comfy.

  3. It’s so cool and lovely.

  4. Love it! Perfect for a sweet vacation somewhere warm! Great job.

    • Hey Liz, thanks, absolutely loved your outfit. It would have been fun to run into each other in the Fashion District.

  5. Oh My Goodness…You’re on a beach somewhere! That picture of the “Champagne Couple” is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your vacation AND outfit : )

    • Hi Loran, you made my day with Elton John. I was humming those tunes all day at work. We were in Mexico celebrating 28 years together!

  6. Beautiful location and love the outfit! Gorgeous!

  7. Oh Krista this is fabulous. They look so classy and breezy too. Perfect vacation wear. And that pic of the champagne couple :) Love your bravado and energy woman! You rock…..hope you had a fantastic getaway!

    • Hey Tempest, hope your having a great day! Got to love my husband, setting the timer and then running to get into the perfect pose. It was so much fun.

  8. Thanks Clarissa, it was a beautiful sunset

  9. Great shirt! I love the floral accents. Lovely photos as well. I hope you had a wonderful time!

  10. Oh, that’s so perfect for your vacation! Both of you look relaxed and dressed so handsomely. I love your photos. You are such an inspiration!

  11. Hi Barbara, right back at you, I love to see what’s posted next by you. Love your creativity. It was a great vacation, celebrating 28 years together! I’m lucky, nothing like being married to your best friend.

    Hope you liked my list of 10 things I learned.

  12. I want to go there!!! Gorgeous photos and shirt, Krista. Happy Anniversay!

  13. You make me want to make an all white outfit. It looks beautiful, effortless, and comfy. Happy anniversary!!

  14. Happy Anniversary! Great easy breezy look. I’m planning an all-white outfit too– hope it looks this good without the advantage of a beautiful beach in the background.

    • Thank you Lee for the well wishes. I’m sure your outfit will look great, can’t wait to see it. Are you doing it for the red, white and blue challenge? Also is the sewing group still getting to tether next week? Haven’t gotten any update info.

  15. WOW!! You guys look like a high rollers ad!!! That photo is stunning and you both look amazing all decked out in white! I love how you’ve taken that simple pattern, with it’s lackluster cover, and totally blew it out of the water!

    • Hi Nettie, thank you – that 28 years of happily married bliss on our faces! As a girl who usually sews dresses i’m really trying to add some different pieces to expand my wardrobe. We had a blast taking the photos with a timer.

  16. Fantastic Krista, love your Champagne Couple pic and all the extra details you added. Fantastic post.

  17. Thanks Kazz, I’m so lucky I met my soul mate early in life, he makes me smile and giggle and truely appreciate the fun things in life and that includes sewing!

  18. Just wanted to clarify that the photos are the terrace were taken at Sun Rise and not Sun Set. We did watch sunsets but not for the photos. I really have to thank my husband for working really hard to make these fantastic pictures. I’m not the most cooperative subject and often find myself not smiling when I could swear I was smiling when he gave directions.