2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 17, 2010

IT AIN'T EASY BEING DOWN.....

I've been down the past few days, and it was no fun! I didn't realize just how much I really depend on the internet until I couldn't get on. It was miserable! But I have been sewing and have three finished projects to boot:

My favorite TNT t-shirt pattern - New Look 6735. Isn't this the most gorgeous knit you've ever seen? I love it so much that I stopped several times during the construction to give it a little hug. I purchased this from my friend Ebony the end of last summer and it's so soft and just the best knit ever. I'm currently working on a dress from this very same fabric - I thank God for Ebony (and KEITH for the internet).

New Look 6901 surplice top that has a little ruching on the side. I've tried this type top several times with no success - others have gapped really bad in the front. This time I prayed and took a chance on yet another version - AND IT WORKED OUT FINE! This is another Ebony fabric that you will be seeing again in an upcoming dress.

Finally, I used New Look 6940 with my Vogue Expo fabric. The top looked much better on the pattern envelope, and I wish I had selected another pattern for my fabric. Hind sight is 20/20, right? The top is too low cut - Thank God for safety pins, ad has too much ease overall. It is however wearable.


Not a bad sewing week after all.......

28 comments:

  1. You've made some great tops. I know people rave about cross over front tops and wrap tops, but I never have much success with them. I love the fabrics you've chosen. There's nothing like a knit print top for sewing satisfaction!

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  2. Well done Faye. I love the tops, especially the wrap-style one. Gorgeous fabrics!

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  3. Love the prints you picked out. Looks like having the internet down did wonders for your productivity.

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  4. Those are all just beautiful! What a nice wardrobe you'll have for spring /summer.

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  5. At least you used your time productively and made three awesome tops! I'm really love the first and second ones!

    And I understand about the internet thing...when mine goes down the kids say I'm a bear, growling and carrying on! *LOL* But that's because they have blackberries and can still twitter and facebook! While their mother is still "old-fashioned" with just the internet!

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  6. Greatt t-shirts! I love that you give your fabric hugs! :)

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  7. I sure hope those tops perked you up because they are so fun and funky!

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  8. Oh my - haven't you been busy! Three wonderful tops - I love them all - great fabrics and great styles!

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  9. Those are beautiful tops and I love the prints...great fabrics

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  10. WOW! you have been bussy. Great tops, and beautiful prints

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  11. The tops look great. I have the same New Look 6735 pattern that I have been wanting to make for awhile now. That may have to be next on my list.

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  12. Your tops look wonderful and the prints are so pretty. I am happy to have found your blog.

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  13. I'd say it was a great sewing week.
    You find the most amazing prints.

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  14. Great tops! The first one is an awesome print.

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  15. Three great tops to add to your glorious wardrobe!!!

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  16. Love the tops! The prints are fabulous!

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  17. I love your new tops. I've made the last one and really liked it. Now you've convinced me to make that ruched one as well. I just hope mine turns out as well.

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  18. gorgeous tops and gorgeous prints....love em...

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  19. I love all of these fun prints! Nice work!

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  20. Such great prints! And three tops!!!! Wow!

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  21. Very productive! The first one is my favorite, they're all good additions.

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  22. Wow, three great tops. You have lots of new things to wear!

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  23. You have great taste in prints!

    Also, wanted to let you know that the tutorial you requested for the pleats on my most recent shirt is up as of tonight. Sorry it took me awhile to respond--things have been super-busy lately! And thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Wow - 3 great tops !

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  25. Lovely tops... now I am thinking if I removed my laptop from my sewing room I just may be able to be as productive as you were. ;)

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  26. Hi Faye! Your tops are darling! Very nice work as always!

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  27. not bad at all! they all look fantastic!

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  28. I'm so impressed with you work. WOW!
    Those are really nice tops.
    I like it!

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