2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 3, 2009

NEW TOP AND A DRESS

Well, I finished my Burda Tie neck blouse. A big "thank you" again to Angela for sharing the February 2008 issue of Burda with me so I could get this done. You know about me and Burda, this is only my second attempt to use their patterns. This one was only four pattern pieces, so that was good for me. I only got stuck once with the instructions - the very first one. After giving it much thought, I figured that what they were referring to was staystitching, DUH! This top is narrower through the hip and hem area than the Speigal knockoff, but I am in love with it. I might make a pivot and slide adjustment through the hip area next time to make it more A-lined.

I made this wearable muslin this weekend, and will start on the actual top for my suit probably tomorrow. I'm sure I will not have that staystitching issue the next time. Not such a good picture (I knew I needed to turn off that pole lamp).


This is my dotted swiss summer sun dress with a crisscross bodice done in black. The dress has an interesting detail in the shoulder area - it's twisted. It is from Vouge 8492 that I actually cut out last year - but didn't get it done because I "ran out of summer" and had to start my fall sewing. So this is my only UFO of 2008 now finished. To brighten it up a bit I added this floral print sash. I will also make a short sleeved jacket in the same print to wear with it as soon as I can get "round to it".











So this weekend's project helped with two of my '09 sewing goals - Add more color, and experiment more with BWOF.

Have an extremely blessed week ya'll........................

19 comments:

  1. I love that blouse. I may have to go in search of that mag.

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  2. Love the new garments! Isn`t it nice to finish up a UFO so it isn`t hanging over your head anymore (I have a few of my own to get done).

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  3. Beautiful blouse--very dressy. The tie is so chic! Great dress also. You can use different colored sashes and coordinate your accessories around it.

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  4. bravo! i love the top!
    we're slowly getting you to be a BWOF addict ;-)

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  5. Your blouse turned out perfectly. The dress is wonderful. I love dotted swiss. The twist at the shoulders will be such a unique feature. I bet you get lots of favorable comments on that one!

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  6. The blouse pattern and fabric are a perfect match! You're going to have so much fun wearing it. That is a neat shoulder detail on the dress, too.

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  7. Gorgeous blouse and the print is awesome. Cute dress and the contrasting belt definitely adds pop.

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  8. That is one beautiful top and the dress is lovely too...

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  9. I have GOT to subscribe to BWOF! Sounds like my cup of tea! Lovely blouse!

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  10. Yay! I'm so glad the top is working out. I can't wait to see what the real one will look like. (The muslin is pretty cute!)

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  11. Both look very comfortable.

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  12. Nice job. You will get a lot of use from the dress! I could seeing that being a summer go-to outfit!

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  13. I knew it would be great and it is, love the dress. Isn't it fun sewing for summer.

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  14. Fay I've had the Tack-It for more than 20 years. I'm sure I got it at Jo-Ann's. Maybe you could pick one up on ebay.

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  15. Hi Ms. Faye nice to finally have time to catch up on some of my favorite blogs and guess what you are one of them, lol.
    Love the blouse and the dress. I have got absolutley no sewing done so I depend on my blogging buddies to get my sewing fix.
    Have a great week.

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  16. Hi Faye. That first blouse is really pretty. Seeing all of your sewing is tempting me to pull out the machine and finish an unfinished! Also congrats for the buddy award.

    My parents are retired teachers--what grade/level do you teach?

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  17. Hello Faye, love the blouse. If you need another Burda magazine let me know. Burda magazine office is a just a few blocks away from my home.

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  18. Anonymous5/08/2009

    What a cute dress!
    Em

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  19. Beautiful blouse!!! I'm glad I could be of help with it!
    Love the sundress too!

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