2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 3, 2012

STARTING AT THE TOP - DAY THREE FOR ME...

...It would be a travesty if I allowed one more day of this challenge to pass without a finished project.  Maybe I'll be able to get a third top prepped and cut out this evening.  

Top one - my camp shirt:  plain and simple - but that's just the way I like it sometimes, plain and simple.
MCCALL'S 5052
Really, the only problem with this project was my fabric choice.  It was not suited for this shirt - or any other shirt for that matter.  Don't ask about the fabric content, I liked it and  bought it so fast that I forgot to look.   I think the shirt will stick to me something awful as I'm sweating (like a lady mind you) in this beyond hot Georgia heat.

Top Two:  Of course I did a switch-a-roo from my original plan in making this top.  This is Vogue 8797, view A.

I chickened out on the color blocking idea but instead added pocket flaps.  I give you three different views.


I kept wondering if it looked like a man's shirt.  Mmmmm, I still plan on wearing it.  I'm convinced that some narrow legged white pants and cute sandals will help me pull off my imagined look. We'll see...  Now I think it's time to work with some knits.

7 comments:

  1. Super start.The white shirt is classic and will look fantastic with any accessories,plus you can dress it up or down.

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  2. I adore the fabric in the first shirt. The colours and print are really lovely. As soon as I saw the second shirt (and before I read how you planned to style it) I could see you in a nice pair of slim fit white jeans and a pair of flat sandals with perhaps some jewels or ruffles on the vamp. I'd even consider turning the collar up in the back for that 50's look. I haven't received an invire for Starting at the top yet - would you mind resending? Thanks!

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  3. You are off with a bang! Wish I could join but I have no sewing time right now, boo.

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  4. Too bad about the fabric. It's pretty. I need to follow your lead and make a few shirt too. Nicely made.

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  5. I think the way you plan to style this will look great.

    As my Southern Momma used to say, "Ladies don't sweat. They perspire." LOL!

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  6. Those are both terrific tops. I like the "mans" type shirt. You could put a belt on it and it would be very chic.

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  7. "Chickening out" - don't you hate when that happens? Then I spend time wondering what the project would have looked like had I not chickened out...for me, it's a vicious cycle. I like both of these tops. I don't think the second one looks like a man's top at all, even if it did...I'd wear it. What a great challenge by the way.

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