2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 9, 2009

FOR THE LOVE OF TOPS....

I do love myself some tops! I like plain ones, classic ones, but I especially like ones that have just a little something different. Doesn't have to be much, a different sleeve, neckline, back - just a little something different.

I was attracted to this pattern (
Vogue 8495) because the sleeveline was just a little different. I made view A which doesn't actually have a real sleeve, but rather the back and front yokes extend just a little giving an illusion of a sleeve. I love this top! I started it this weekend after I finished my Mother's jacket and finished it last night....sooooo you know I wore it to work today.

With the weather being H-O-T I really thought that this fabric would be sticky, but it wasn't at all. It wore nicely as the temperat
ure escalated today. I really think that I'd like to make another one of these this summer - maybe in a jewel tone solid next time.


Well, I finished my spring quarter class tonight (you know I'm only taking one, I say one class at a time). That I means I've got the rest of this week and all of next week that I get to come home and really concentrate on my sewing. I'll be on vacation for 8 WHOLE days after that, so I want to get some vacation pieces made up for my trip.

I really think I want to make a tunic next. Don't know how I'll look in one, but we will see. They just look so nice and airy and cool. I've got just the right pattern so I think I'll work on getting it cut out tonight. I've still got one more top that is already cut out, so I'll need to work on that as well.

So it's on with THE BEFORE VACATION SEWING MARATHON....who knows what I'll come up with!!!!!!!!!!!





17 comments:

  1. That really, really is a great top. I must get that pattern. Looks very nice on you also.

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  2. I love tops too, I love this one it looks fab!

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  3. What a gorgeous top! I love the fabric and I love the style. You're really doing well with your promise to inject more colour into your wardrobe.

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  4. I have this pattern and now I really need to make it after seeing your excellent version. Love that top!

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  5. I think this one looks better on you than the last one you made. It's really cute!

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  6. Faye...I always love your fabric and style choices. This a very nice top!

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  7. That top looks amazing on you. I love it. I will have to take a look at that pattern again.

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  8. Great cool summer top.

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  9. Love your new top.

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  10. Faye I just love your top. I've got to incorporate more color into my wardrobe. You're inspiring me!

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  11. I have not noticed this pattern before. I like it. Looks good on you. Love the fabric choice.

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  12. Your top looks really good on you!!!

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  13. I really like this top!You did a super job! It looks pretty easy too. I may have to sew one up for myself!

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  14. Pretty top! Love that print. I look forward to seeing your vacation sewing!!

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  15. It is a very pretty top and nice colors. It's been muggy & hot up this way as well. :-) 8 days of sewing sounds very good.

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  16. A really pretty top, I always love your fabric choices !

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