2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 17, 2012

A BOOK REVIEW & USING THE LAST BIT...

...Although I haven't gotten around to making one YET, I am still very interested in quilting - it's deep in my roots, and I love looking at them and can actually recognize and name quite a few patterns...

I just added a new book to the quilting section of my resource library

The book includes:
  • setting up a workspace
  • Five easy projects just for beginners
  • An extensive gallery of beautiful and unique art quilts
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Selecting the right fabrics and embellishments for projects
  • Skill building projects for all levels of quilters
I think this is a great resource for beginners and experienced quilters alike. Plans for making a quilt are on my sewing list, the question is just when.  Whenever the time comes I'm sure this book will be a handy resource.


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On the garment sewing front I stalled a bit this weekend.  I was determined to use the left over fabric from the tunic I made for my daughter - I had a hard time trying to decide on just the right pattern for it.  I finally decided on this pattern having made it before  I knew that it wouldn't take much time to whip up.

McCall's 5977
I altered the pattern just a little to add a little swing to the width the top.  The three tiered ruffles don't show up very well in the picture, but they are there.
 I used every last bit of the remaining fabric.

Now it's on to the next project...


6 comments:

  1. Very cute top Faye!

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  2. Love this top, now to go and see if I have this pattern! Faye, you are on a roll lady!

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  3. This is a really nice top. (The ruffles are totally invisible in the picture, but I will take your word for it.)

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  4. I love this top, gorgeous fabric and pattern combination.

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  5. oh, i hope we get to see a quilt you make soon! jump on in, the water's fine! ;)

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  6. Your top is really cute...don't you love when you're able to use left over fabric from another project? It's almost like getting something really special for free...great job, Faye, and I'm able to see the ruffles.

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing