2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 2, 2010

THE END OF THE SPRING MONTH OF TOPS SEW-A-LONG...

...increased work load, fatigue, and not feeling all that great kept me from meeting my sewing goals for this week. Oh well, that's the way things go sometimes. I had planned on finishing one last top by Friday to complete the sew-a-long (well, that didn't happen). I had also planned on cutting and completing another dress, but sometimes the best laid plans don't come to fruition. I did get the top finished on Saturday however, so I am still going to count it as my 6th for the challenge. Initially, I committed myself to only 4 tops, but pushed just a bit further because:
  • #1 I love having new tops - they give a little added boost to my wardrobe without a lot of effort. Most tops are easy to sew up (especially those made from knits).
  • #2 I felt that since I started the challenge, I should at least make 6.
I loved the tops that Sheila made for the sew-a-long from New Look 6915 so I borrowed her idea.It's been a great Sew-A-Long! It is so nice to interact with other sewists from all over the place. We've shared pattern/fabric choices, techniques, ideas and style. Here's a few sew-a-long stats:
  • 27 sewists signed up for the challenge (16 actually participated)
  • The blog amassed 22 followers
  • There were a total of 49 posts
  • A total of 44 tops were added to our wardrobes
I'd like to THANK everyone who participated! I had fun and hope that you did too....

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting the sew-a-long Faye.
    It was fun and there were some really lovely tops made.

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  2. Those are great Sew-along stats - 44 tops made!
    I had been wondering what this pattern would look like made up. Can I persuade you to do a photo of you wearing it?

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  3. The sew-along was a success! Just wanted to add that I LOVE making tops too. :)

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  4. Wow, that's a lot of tops!
    Your top is very pretty!

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  5. It was a great sew a long. Although I did not participate I enjoyed all the tops that were made and I got lots of inspirations for my future sewing projects

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  6. Faye - your productivity is amazing! I know you are feeling like you didn't get everything accomplished but seriously you have done some major sewing!

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  7. I enjoyed the Month of Tops Sew Along. I wanted to participate but I knew my schedule would not allow it in April. This was a very busy month for me - TAXES!! 44 tops is great for the month. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Thank you Faye for hosting the sew-along. I would have loved to sew more tops too, all the same I had great time and saw lots of beautiful tops which I have added some new patterns to my stash..It was really great seeing all the beautiful creations ...and 44 tops... was a great achievement. Thanks once again and have a nice week

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  9. I really like this fabric. I sewed 4 tops this month and didn't even sign up for the sewalong! After seeing the wonderful versions of NL6915 that you and Sheila have made I am definitely going to add it to my sewing queue. It's a really versatile pattern. Count me in next time you have a month of tops.

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  10. Congrats ! What a great outcome. And I love this animal print top!Grrr!

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  11. Faye,

    Thank you so much for hosting the sew-a-long. I had a great time again. I really like this last top you made. It's beautiful.

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  12. You made lots of beautiful tops... hopefully I'll be in the right mindset to join this fall... I've been so set on doing other things lately... I haven't made a top in a while!

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  13. What a great top!! Thanks for hosting the sew-a-long!! It was so much fun!

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  14. Impressive stats! Love that last top.

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  15. Way to go. You never cease to amaze me with your skill and speed!!! I love this last top!!!!

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  16. loved the sew along even though I only made two tops, thanks for the encouragement. BTW, your tops look great love the fabric.

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  17. That was a blast!
    Congratulations to the success of the event.

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