2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 19, 2008

LONG POST

So many patterns look just like maternity designs. This is the second top I made this week and and it looks just like a maternity top. Lots of things in stores also look like this...but I think not...not for me at least. I added an elastic casing to this top also to eliminate that look. I did have some problems with the front yoke on this one, but like Tim Gunn would say "I made it work". This top is made from such a pretty georgette type fabric, pink and white with tiny translucent sequin type things embedded in the fabric. I love myself some pink, and this top turned out really nice - and surprise ... I have no complaints about it. The top has front and back yokes and sleeves with bands that tie. I also added a bow tie at the center front neckline, but pinned it on just in case I didn't like it on me.


I'm planning on making pink or white shorts or capris to go along with this top.

NEWS FLASH: On Saturday I mailed the black wrap dress with polka dots to my Mother as a surprise gift. She received it today and says it fits great! I'm happy about that one. She says she will wear it to church on Sunday.AND:

I've been tagged by Cennetta (The Mahogany Stylist)...

1. Ten years ago I was the hardest working salon owner/stylist you have ever seen. I ran a 11 chair salon and employed as many as 10 stylists, a barber, a nail technician and a shampoo assistant/receptionist. I owned and operated The Cutting Edge Beauty Salon for 13 years, until I felt it was time for a career change.

2. Jobs I have held:
Babysitter (but we all have probably had this job)
Art History Department Assistant
Shampoo Assistant
Donut maker/Waitress
Sales Clerk
911 Operator
Clerk Typist
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Housing Counselor
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
Housing Rehabilitation Director
Hair Stylist
Salon Owner
Cosmetology Instructor

3. Places I have lived:
Cochran, Georgia
Elmira, New York
Oxnard, California
Sandersville, Georgia
Warner Robins, Georgia

4. Favorite Snacks:
Fruit (especially during this season, Georgia Peaches and watermelons are the best). I really try not to snack that much but I do like a nice piece of cake every now and then.

5. TO DO LIST:
Write a letter (yes write) to my friend Barbara in Sacramento
Balance (yes balance) my check book
Pack for my upcoming vacation
Finish 3 more sewing projects before vacation
Do some major de-cluttering
Shampoo carpet (if and when I can tear myself away from the sewing machine long enough)

6. WHAT I WOULD DO IF I BECAME A BILLIONAIRE
#1. R-E-T-I-R-E
2. Tithe
3. Move to New York
4. Pay all bills for family members and buy houses for those that don't already own them
5. Finance world wide programs that assist under privileged children
6. TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL
7. Buy all the fabric (purchased during frequent trips to the New York, Paris and Spain garment districts) and different types of sewing machines my heart desired to place in the DREAM sewing room of my new house that would be located in a semi-remote area near water (the ocean, a lake or even a nice pond).
8. Start beginning sewing classes for all interested parties who want to learn to sew but don't think they can.
9. Initiate new "boot strap" employment training programs for under educated single parent females
10. Sew to my hearts content - because I'm retired remember!

7. People I'd like to learn more about (if they haven't already been tagged).
Jackie at Jackie's Sewing
TrinnLove
Gold at Live and Learn
Paco Peralta
Angelia at Sew Much to Sew
Sheilaz Crochez

4 comments:

  1. You're really sewing up a storm. Glad your Mom like her dress.

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  2. You have been busy!

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  3. Love your work, thinking to be one of your fans! cheers!

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  4. Faye .- thank you for adding to my
    in this game. A big hug from Barcelona, Paco

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