2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 29, 2011

IT WAS ALL IN A DAY'S WORK...

...or should I say a day's pleasure!  I have been having so much fun y'all.  Rather than daydreaming about sewing, I spent the entire day doing just that.  Want to see the results of my day's work???  I just know you do...


First up:
You know that I flipped when I first saw the picture of this free offering  from Colette Patterns.com - the Sorbetto Tank Top. 
 I've seen lots of them made up around the sewing blog universe.  It's described as:
"the simple tank is quick to make, with no closures to sew and a loose, swingy fit inspired by the easy elegance of the early 60's."  
That description fit me to a tee and I knew I had to have one. I printed off the pattern thinking I'd get to it someday.   I just didn't know just how soon someday would be.


So I made up not one...


But two...




Mmmmmm, maybe I need to do a third in a solid color.  I'll think about that tomorrow.  I also made this cute little vest from that gloriously soft $13.00 (which I got at 1/2 price of course) knit from Joann's.  This is from Simplicity 2283.  The shoulder seam and back neckband was a little tricky but I made it work.



I'm pretty pleased with today's accomplishments, but tomorrow is yet another day...



Happy sewing y'all!

20 comments:

  1. Isn't it great when you actually get to sew! I sometimes think I spend more time planning projects, shopping for fabric on line, reading blogs and magazines, and just plain dreaming about sewing than I spend at my machine.

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  2. Oh yes, it's wonderful to daydream about sewing and even more wonderful to spend time at the machine creating! Lovely tops Faye.

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  3. Wow, you really made great use of your time. Lovely new tops and the vest is great, too. I have seen alot of those in RTW.

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  4. Nicely done, 2 new summer tops! I just bought 2 cotton fabrics off the the red tag tables today at JoAnns(with an additional 1/2 off!)to make this cute little top. Hope to get at them after the holiday weekend :-)

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  5. Yup! I'm going to sew up that Sorbetto top too! Good job.

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  6. Nice Sorbettos! Your pattern is in the mail. 4-5 business days! :)

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  7. Love your tops and looking forward to trying sorbetto again.

    Love the slideshow stitch up a dress photos.

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  8. Two more amazing sorbetto tops!! I really must make one (or more!) myself. Time to fire up the printer.

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  9. Sweet! It seems like a lot of sewistas are making great tops with this pattern.

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  10. Oh Faye, your tops are so nice!

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  11. What a productive day! And you ended up with such great pieces at the end of it!

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  12. Your sorbettos look great! Did you have any issues with pooling in the back? I did. I managed to lessen it, but I still have some issues.

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  13. Beautiful blouses Faye! I really love the vest with it too, just gorgeous! I'm envious and can't wait until I'm on "sewcation" in two weeks!!!

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  14. Perfect little shells!

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  15. Your sorbettos look really cute!!!

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  16. Both are nice! How do they feel to wear? I don't know why I've seen them and think movement is restricted....

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  17. Wow! What an accomplishment. You have been very productive. Love your tops and your vest.

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  18. Nice tops. Okay now I'm going to download the pattern. Lol Thanks,
    C

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  19. Hmmm.., I guess I missed the free offering.

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  20. awesome! what an accomplishment.

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