2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 31, 2010

TEES, TUNICS, BUTTON DOWNS...




RUFFLES, FLOUNCES, BOATNECK, OR COWL.....
I think that blouses (or tops) are the most versatile garments in my closet. I always feel that I can dress well (and quickly) if I have enough tops to mix and match with existing pieces.

That said, I need some new spring/summer tops, and thought other bloggers might be interested in joining me in a SPRING MONTH OF TOPS.

It's a simple sew-a-long challenge:

•Choose your fabrics

•Choose your patterns (or self draft), or add a new twist to a TNT pattern, or refashion an existing blouse or top

•No quotas

•No limits

•and by April 30th we will have a number of added wardrobe options.

To join in just comment and PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on this post no later than Sunday, April 4th. This new blog has been set up for THE SPRING MONTH OF TOPS. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of spring/summer inspiration....

32 comments:

  1. I am smiling by behind off... I was just sifting through some patterns and thinking I need to make some tops. But this year I wanted button down tops. So I'm in.

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  2. I'm in. I like the designs you have chosen.

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  3. I am so in...lol.I was just thinking about making mostly tops this month.my email asewfit@yahoo.ca

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  4. Count me in too! I just sorted patterns today, and came across a few good ones!!

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  5. I'm in too! Thanks so much Faye! Hopefully I'll be able to get in more tops than this past fall.

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  6. Oooh Fay! I like the blouses you've shown for inspiration. If I can get my dinner/dance dress done (and I will be making a muslin!), I'll make a top too.

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  7. Count me in for my first sew-a-long. Don't know how many I'll get to but I really want a wardwrobe refresher.

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  8. Thank you for birthday wishes.

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  9. Love to join, don't know how many tops I'll make, and won't be exclusively making tops either, but my closet can use a few new tops too.
    My email: isedl at yahoo dot com

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  10. I'm in too. Thanks Faye!

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  11. I saw a top like that first one with the ruffle at a store yesterday for $50. I have got to start sewing for myself!!!

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  12. Oooh. This is good motivation. I'm in!

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  13. Count me in. I love when you do this although I missed the month of pants.

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  14. I forgot to leave my email address: mun3@yahoo.com

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  15. Count me in. I've been enjoying making dresses, but have 5 or 6 patterns for tops on my dining room table, since I'm in desperate need! Plus, I had so much fun with the Month or Two of Pants Sew Along.

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  16. Hi Faye,
    Since my mojo is back, I better take advantage of it. I'm in.
    Angela

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  17. I guess I'm in too. I do need more tops.

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  18. This sounds like fun. I'd like to be in.

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  19. I'm in. I have a bunch of patterns that I want to try out.

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  20. Count me in. I'm going through my pattern/fabric stash tonight. I'm hoping to whip up at least 5. Gotta save time for a couple of pants and cute dresses.
    rwdw_95@yahoo.com

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  21. Faye, I forgot to mention. I only fill the solution container with acv when my carpet is highly soiled, otherwise I just put one cup of acv into the water and no solution. The acv is all you need. :0)

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  22. Last month I swore I had enough tops and needed to make more bottoms, but as soon as the weather warmed up, I wanted some new tops. I'm in. karen6790@msn.com

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  23. I'll join in too. It seems that the Fall sew-along was the only one where anything was accomplished once I committed to participating. LOL j.hamb@sbcglobal.net

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  24. I love when you do this! SEW MUCH FUN!! Grays was GOOD last night - did you like it to?

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  25. I would love to join but the way my time has been I'm afraid I won't get anything made...but I will join maybe it's what I need :)

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  26. Count me in too, Linda! Do the ones that I already made but haven't shown count? HAHA I am so excited !!

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  27. OH NO! I would love to join, but I will be traveling for work for so much of the month that I just don't think it is going to happen for me. Sigh. Next time!

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  28. By the way, what pattern is the third top? I really like the line drawing but don't recognize the pattern.

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  29. I am interested - and have a couple of my fabrics ready to cutout right now! At least a couple tps will get done here in MN...

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  30. Yes! Love it. I also have fabrics and patterns I keep fingering trying to decide what to make next.

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  31. I will try it out! It is more fun to sew with "company".
    evlouise@yahoo.com

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  32. ooh I missed it.

    but I love that last shirt on this post! the one by itself.
    what pattern is that? could you give me the number for it?
    thanks!

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