April 22, 2018

#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 8...

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Day 8 - #2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
79 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  35)
THE SUNDAY ADDITION

 Ann Watts did it twice today.
Ann Watts' in her Itch to Stitch Uvita Top
 
Ann Watt's in her Grainline Studios Hummingbird print Scout Woven Tee
Lisa Finley's really cute boatneck Burda 6415
Crystal Collins in her Itch to Stitch Lago Tank
Sunny G's cute peasant top from Charm Patterns by Gertie
I was determined to complete my third top today because as we all know - the work week starts tomorrow.  Plan my weekday evenings as I may, the bulk of my sewing happens on the weekend.
I reached back for an oldie but goodie, Simplicity4147 mainly because I've made it twice before and it's summer cute.  My perfectionism didn't kick in too badly today so I was able to get this completed pretty quickly - plus, I didn't have to search too far to find the pattern.
All in all it was a great week for the #2018TopsThatPop Sew-a-long.  Looking forward to seeing lots and lots of new tops popping up during week two.
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#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 7...

...I hope everyone had a wonderful sewing day.  It was a slow go for me, but I did complete another top. 

DAY 7 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

79 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  29)
SATURDAY MAKES
Mesha Made - Distressed Dolman Simplicity 1062

Rachel Adoh - 1) Self Drafted Peplum Top - 2) McCall's 6864  3) McCall's 6532



Jessica - Made to Create - Grainline Studio's Hadley Top #11008

Laquana Drayton - Made by Laquana - Cotton Lawn Simplicity 8454
Shawnice - JustSewPeazy's rendition of Simplicity 8337
And as for me...
McCall's 7249

This is my second time making this puzzle McCall's 7249, I made the long sleeved version last Fall.  The pattern kinda frustrated me the first time I made it, and I was sure I'd never make it again.  But after wearing it the first time, I fell deeply in love and knew I'd want to make a short sleeved version for this summer - so here it is.

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April 20, 2018

#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 6 ...

...finally, the weekend.  My 8" Kai shears are going to get a real workout this weekend because I'm playing catch up.



DAY 6 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

78 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  21)
PRETTY NEW ADDITIONS OF THE DAY:



...LETS MAKE A FEW NEW SPRING TOPS TO MAKE OUR WARDROBES POP!

Everybody loves making TOPS!  Why?  Because they:

  •  add exciting bursts of color to our existing wardrobes
  •  are quick and easy to make, and 
  •  help wake up sleepy sewing motivation 
Our random drawing sponsors:
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and                 Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green
Happy sewing!  See you back here tomorrow...

#2018 TOPS THAT POP - ANNOUNCEMENT, ANNOUNCEMENT

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       DEADLINE TO JOIN #2018 TOPS THAT POP                     SEW-A-LONG IS TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2018

THANK YOU...

April 19, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP - DAY 5 - I REALLY NEED TO SPEED UP MY SEWING GAME...

... if you look up the term "SLOW SEWING" in the dictionary you'll see a picture of me right next to it (lol).  Not one, not two, but four late afternoon meetings altered my sewing plans this week  - but as we all know the day job ALWAYS comes first, before the sewing fun.  Alas, the weekend is almost here and I will surly catch up then.  Now on to the interesting part of the post...

DAY 4 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
78 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  17 


NEXT UP:

Renata Sareuer - with an amazing Burda 6764 top
Valarie from Valarie's Expressions with McCall's 9094
Diane from Dream.Cut.Sew with her (can you believe she selft-drafted) top?

Who's tops will dazzle us with sewing inspiration tomorrow?  I can't wait to see!  But in the meantime 

Don't forget about the random drawings sponsored by these great companies that will be held at the end of the sewalong. 
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and              Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green





#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 9

...9 days down (my, how time flies) and 7 more days to go  Day 9 - #2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 80 Participants (including me) ...