2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 14, 2009

FINALLY....

I finally got something finished. It's been a while, but maybe this one shirt will help me get back into the sewing thing. I purchased this pattern at the Sewing Expo last weekend. It's a Louise Cutting design that we saw made up and fell in love with. It only has four pattern pieces and is a asymmetrical design - the hem of the shirt is slanted and one shoulder is cut wider or longer than the other. It has two front pieces (a left and a front) to make up the slanted effect. I used a cotton animal print that was gifted to me by Mrs. Madison. I prewashed so it should be safe from srinkage. The shirt is really roomy and made to wear a tee shirt under if you like.
I coverstitched the the hems and used my new edge foot for topstitching the front and collar edges. I purchased the edge foot at the expo for my Janome machine, but it fits my Singer machine too. The edge foot worked really well for topstitching, maybe this is finally the answer to my topstitching issues.

I'm making a big deal about this simple cotton shirt, but I'm really glad to have something done.

17 comments:

  1. Ooohhh. That shirt is gorgeous! I love animal prints.

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  2. How neat! That would look good with a skirt with an asymmetrical hem going in the opposite direction wouldn't it? Good to be back to sewing isn't it?

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  3. It just takes an easy project to get started again. I can't wait to have time for one of these myself. Seems like all my times goes to everyone else.

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  4. The easy projects are the best. You can have something made in no time. It's really cute. Bet it looks good on you. It's great your improving your topstitching. Sometimes I use the zipper foot. Anything to help you sew the straight line :) enjoy your sewing moments!

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  5. Having something finished - ahhh... I haven't experienced that in awhile. I like the animal print. Looks like a simple fun top!

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  6. Oh ,that is such a cute shirt. Ilove both the style and the animal print.

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  7. Love this shirt lady. Glad you had a good time at the expo.....
    I have just been working and studying for my test to get licensed to sell insurance so haven't got any sewing done and missing it terribly.

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  8. O,I think this is so you !!!

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  9. A finished project is a wonderful thing! Congratulations! It looks great.

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  10. Now you know this blouse is too hoooottttt. Me and Lisa were talking about the endless possibilities that this pattern could turn into. I think ---- I must ----- have to make this pattern. Matter of fact - let me go get started.

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  11. You should make a big deal, it's a very nice shirt.

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  12. Very nice shirt. Interesting shape. Sometimes the sewing foot does make a big difference in improving a sewing technique.

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  13. For me, every finished handmade garment we make is a big deal, no matter how simple it is :)

    It looks great :)

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  14. That shirt turned out really nice. I like the fabric you choose. It's good to have someting easy to sew and still end up with boutique chic fashion.

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  15. Faye, I love it. It's "wild" and pretty.

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  16. I love instant gratification. I finally used my coverstitch on a blouse I made this week, but wondering if the edge foot would work for my Janome coverstitch.

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