2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 26, 2008

THE END OF THE SEWING WEEKEND

Well the long weekend that we all looked forward to is sadly coming to an end. And we will have to wait another two months for the next scheduled one (July 4th). At the beginning of each project I always think "well this won't take that long", and the in the end it always does. I did manage to get two garments finished during this long weekend. The white pants and this stripped top out a piece of the material that Ebony shared with me. These stripes gave me a fit! Right fabric, wrong pattern. I made with one from Simplicity 4076, the one that I have used to make two short sleeved tee's from. I got the tee shirt to fit right and of course I wanted to try something different this time so I choose to do the crisscross view this time.

Pulling on my memory it seems to me that I once heard... that staying close to the fabric prints illustrated on the front of the pattern envelope was always safe. Funny that I remembered that quote after I had cut out the stripe. HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER HEARD THAT??? Anyway trying to match the stripes came out pretty good and I am going to wear it. I guess two finished pieces makes for a successful sewing weekend....


6 comments:

  1. What a cute top! I love how you got the stripe to go along the neckline! Was it difficult to line it up like that?

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  2. You did a great job lining up the stripes and like you I'm nearing my sewvacation as well..lol.

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  3. It's so cute.Sew vacations are good for you.

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  4. Faye.-is not a bad result for this shirt. stripes are beautiful and that's what matters. greetings. best wishes. Paco

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  5. Great top! Stripes are cool. I like how you trimmed the neckline with the stripe following the edge.

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