2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

November 30, 2009

ENDING WITH A TWIST...

Although November flew by it proved to be a wonderfully productive sewing month for me again. I wanted to end this years Month of Tops sew-a-long with a twist - another twisted neckband tee. The knit I worked on with my TNT pattern New Look 6735, is a light weight poly knit so I came up with idea of doubling the twisted neckband as a contrast. Initally I started with a neckband cut on the fold and folded in half, but I thought it was too light weight - so I took a chance and doubled the fabric. I actually like the contrast in weight of the neckline versus the body of the garment. I also like the look of the twisted neckline on a solid fabric.


So here is MOT #14.


This has been an enjoyable sewing experience, especially since some really talented fellow bloggers joined in with me. So, a special "THANK YOU" to Ebony for encouraging me to do a month of tops again this year. And, a special "THANK YOU" to all who joined in to give a little boost to their wardrobes with some extra tops.

I know that I will probably make at least two more tops before the year's end, but I will mainly be concentrating on other more structured sewing projects in December. The Month of Tops was a good project to take on after making the Chanel Jacket. The Chanel Jacket was a good project to take on after not being able to sew in August and September because I was taking those two classes. MY GOD, HAVE I ( S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D THIS YEAR), and have come such a long, long way in my sewing adventure since starting to sew again in September 2006!!! Many thanks to all who have watched my progress...

19 comments:

  1. Hi Faye, thanks for hosting the Month of Tops. It was fun to participate!

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  2. Faye, what a wonderful sew along. It's been fun seeing the tops your sew along has generated. The internet is a wonderful place!

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  3. That twisty neckline looks wonderful on the solid color fabric, especially a light color. Nice sewing!

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  4. How unique!! I love it!

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  5. I like the idea of doubling the fabric which shows up the twisted neckband nicely.

    Again, Thank You for a fun and creative sew along and looking forward to the April MOT.

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  6. Beautiful twisted neckline! I might have to try one of those.

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  7. Faye, you truly are an inspiration!!

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  8. It was nice reading all the top reviews ....and seeing all the beautiful tops you made..enjoy them

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  9. Enjoy all the new tops.

    I like this twisted neckline (you know that).
    Just this week found another nice variation on the twist neckline: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=913513&navAction=jump&search=true&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS, your review reminded me again.

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  10. So many garments in just one month - that is amazing! I'm sure your wardrobe is singing for joy at the new additions :)

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  11. This twisted neckline top is my favorite. Very pretty!! :)

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  12. It's been so much fun to watch this MOT adventure! I wanted to join, really, just too much of life going on. What a great way boost to your wardrobe. Nice work on all of your tops!

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  13. Hi there Ms Busy Bee come by my blog and pick up an award I have for you. Hugs, Kathy

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  14. Thank you for prompting the month of tops sewalong. I didn't sew all I had cut out, but they will be made up in the coming weeks. I will happily do it again next time!

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  15. Cool top! Thanks again for hosting! I really wish I could've made more tops, but I'm looking forward for April. Great job with all your accomplishments this year!

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  16. This is a fantastic top; love that twisted neckline!

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  17. You did a fabulous job on your tops. The twist in a solid fabric does look great!

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  18. Wow! Your accomplishment is amazing!!! 14 tops in one month - AWESOME!

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  19. My goodness. Beautiful tops!

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