2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 5, 2011

ANOTHER ONE - JUST LIKE THE OTHER ONE...

...You do know all about my stead fast, number one sewing rule - don't you?  Finish what you start!  Well, what in the world happened to the plans of making that much needed white top???  It was started mind you - but got  lovingly kicked to the curb for the past two days.  All parts were placed in this bag for safe keeping...




Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it tomorrow.  But in the meantime I wanted to play just a little bit more.  (No wonder I don't have any white tops.)  The easy peasy top I made last night was still calling my name.  I so wanted to try it in a challis fabric but couldn't find ANYTHING in the fabric closet that even came close to that kind of drape.  I had to go out and pick up a piece.  I had the hardest time trying to choose a color - wanted something solid, but which one.  I came very close to getting black (of course), but opted for a bright red instead.  I RARELY wear red.  Why?  I'm not really sure unless its that I was once told not to wear red-orange.  Most red fabrics are just that red-orange.  Since I know for a fact that I have orange undertones I stay far away from that color - I have no desire to look like a pumpkin.  I need (and love) true red or blue-red, but it is hard to find.  This was the darkest red I could find today, so I just went with it.  I figure this top will work worn with white, navy, black and of course jeans.

These tops are not work appropriate, but I do need play clothes some times.  I hate when a time to play finally comes, and I can't pull out play clothes.  Can't wear it right now because after that big storm last night Georgia can't make up it's mind whether it's winter or spring all back over  again.




This top was so easy I couldn't resist playing one more night.  I've got to find me some more EASY patterns for my spring/summer sewing.  But for the purpose of the "Over The Top Challenge" it's back to the task at hand...aka the bag blouse...


12 comments:

  1. Another great top, the red is such a pretty shade.

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  2. Oh, I love it. It wasn't that long ago you made the resolution to add more colour to your wardrobe and look at you now! Yes, I need a white blouse and I might get around to it one day ...

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  3. Such a cool looking top!

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  4. Marie-Christine4/06/2011

    This is gorgeous, thanks for pointing out this pattern!

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  5. Anonymous4/06/2011

    Gorgeous top! I wonder how it would look longer as a dress with belt...

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  6. I constantly make twins and triplets of great basics.
    Looks fabulous!

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  7. I made it home and the sewing machine feet were waiting for me. Thanks again!

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  8. Again, another goregous top! Is this knit or woven?

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  9. Another super great top. Love this style.

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  10. There's plenty of time for play clothes, and this top looks just about right for Georgia! You've been quite productive.

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  11. It's cute in a solid color too! Nothing makes a bolder statement than red!!!

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