2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 25, 2012

STARTING AT THE TOP...

...Spring seemed so far away, but all of a sudden the tables have turned, and Spring has sprung with mid 80 degree temperatures.
Or is it Summer? - I'm confused!  Well anyway, why - oh why does it suddenly seem that I HAVE NOTHING AT ALL TO WEAR?
...This happens to me every year; but how?  Did I not sew like a maniac last spring.   What happened to the garments I thought I had? Well, I can't spend too much time lamenting about it, I need clothes so I've got to get to work right away.

I need so many items, but where in the world do I start?
I guess I might as well "START AT THE TOP"! 

  •  I am in desperate need
  • I've got some beautiful knits stashed away
  • Tops are so very quick to sew
  • Tops would jump start some new spring looks.
Mmmmmm, sounds like good reasons to initiate a TOP CHALLENGE!
compliments of: leiko-mail.net


WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN ME???

If so,  I proclaim the first 15 days of April as the official STARTING AT THE TOP Challenge.    It'll be a simple sew-a-long that will last only 15 days - leaving us lots of time for other sewing projects.
 So ladies and/or gents:
•Choose your fabrics,

•Choose your top or blouse patterns,
    . add a new twist to a TNT pattern, 
    . refashion, 
    . or maybe even self draft a new design
•No quotas,  •No limits.

•and by April 15th we will have more wardrobe options.  So come one, come all it's so simple to join, just 2 things to do:

  1. COMMENT your interest on this post by Saturday,  March 31st. 
  2. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment (ex: kathy at yahoo d0t com) so I will be able to add you in as a author on the STARTING AT THE TOP blog.
I'm looking forward sharing, and seeing your STARTING AT THE TOP spring/summer creations. 

Remember to add you EMAIL ADDRESS
It's going to be a  win, win situation.....  

NOTE:  YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO RESPOND TO IN-ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE CHALLENGE BLOG.


19 comments:

  1. Alright, I'll start. I want to join. sherril at rock - art dot com.

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  2. I'm in!have nothing to wear too! Farsland1979 at gmail

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  3. I have to enter this challenge, I have nothing to wear! retrobou@gmail.com

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  4. I was just thinking about your Month of tops see along this AM. Karma, I guess. Include me in the top sewing.
    lwl1951 at gmail dot com.

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  5. I am in, could use a few tops. I am still wearing some that I made in the last challenge and then there a few that didn't wear well, so I need to recoup. Sheila at sheilaz-ctk dot com.

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  6. I didn't expect the weather to get warm so fast so I am caught off guard. My closet is empty of tops so I'm in. samtowanda at msn.com

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  7. Oh, bless you for doing this, I really appreciate it of course I'm in, mun3@yahoo.com

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  8. Oh Faye, you enabler, you! When I read your blog title, I immediately thought of Rick James' "Standing on the Top." Now, I can't get that song out of my mind! Nevertheless, I am totally putting all blame on you for interrupting my dress fetish to join your top-along. =) You know I love me some Faye-inspired challenges, so count me in! shyster8 at gee-mail

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  9. I'm in...I need some new spring tops and this is just what I need to kick my butt into gear! khsitterud@yahoo.com

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  10. I am definitely up for this challenge. Count me in. rwdw_95 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Darn! I'm travelling, visiting family the first two weeks of April. Otherwise, I'd love to join in. Have fun!

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  12. I need some motivation and of course some new tops, so I'm up for the challenge...sdcunni@gmail.com

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  13. I am in, I always need new tops.

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  14. I could use some new tops that fit my current size and attitude. I'd lime to participate, please!

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  15. You know I'll join. Marjie dot mcdonald at gmail dot com.

    You always have such inspirational ideas! Now, I need to get a sewing machine or 2 in working order!

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  16. I had been thinking of making some tops for the summer so I would like to join in. mpett1222@yahoo.com

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  17. I'm in. m3li88a (at) gmail (dot) com

    thanks for organizing this!

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  18. WOO HOO! Count me in! "one simple inspiration at yahoo dot com"

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  19. Anonymous3/30/2012

    Hi
    My name is MELIKE ..
    I would like to be in
    Ihope you r expect
    thanks
    my e-mail adress is melike_asli@hotmail.com

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