2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

November 12, 2012

NEW PROJECT SUNDAY EVEN THOUGH IT'S MONDAY ...

This Sunday's project, although not as planned, found me working with Vogue 8815 yet again.  I know, I know.  How many of these do I need?  I love this top and love wearing them - so there might be even more.  I was so intrigued with Erica's and Rachelle's knit versions that I felt I needed one for myself.   I was a bit timid even though I've made 3 of this pattern with woven fabric.  I toyed with going down a size, but after talking with Rachelle about it, went with my regular size.  I did not use a zipper and things work out just fine - HURRAY for that!  I finished the top this afternoon, which by the way feels a lot like Sunday even though I know it's not.  Been wondering all day long if I should have gone to work  - I know, sad right?

Black Ponte de Roma from Hancock's 30% off  - because I am a bit obsessed with this fabric.       Added 2" to the peplum back and front.
Increased the width of the front peplum to add a set of four pleats on the left side.
Used a self Single-Fold Binding technique from "The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques (Linda Maynard) because I needed to try something new.  Title can be found here.

Now I'm feeling the need of some off-white (I'm still not free yet, but I am working on it ) skinny leg pants.  Boy oh boy, inspiration will sure keep you working... 

33 comments:

  1. Every time you make this top I think great top. Versatile top too, with the variations you've made.

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  2. Off white skinny leg pants! Oooh! I love the sound of that!!

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  3. Yeah Kyle, I'm going to try and make them happen.

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  4. Great top and I really like the peplum.

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    1. I love it too. I still want to make a couple more.

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  5. Really cute,I need to get this pattern.

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    1. I know you would enjoy it Lori.

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  6. Oh my! Love that! Those pleats are takin to me.

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  7. i think i got the ponte de roma love from you! :) lovely as always, Faye... :)

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    1. Yes indeed! I really love this fabric.

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  8. The neckline looks super- very neat! Must buy that book;-)
    I like the peplum too. I need to get sewing!

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    1. This is the second time I've used this neckline treatment and I think it really neat.

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  9. Oh, Faye, the pleats are wonderful! I really like this top.

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  10. When a style works, it works. I'm sure you wear it well. Love the pleats!

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  11. Faye, very lovely. I plan to have a closet full of peplums before this year is over. When something works as RhondaBuss ^^^ stated, you have to let it do what it does. LOL. Have a great day.

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    1. You are so right Melanie. I've got to have a leather one too. Already have the leather, just got to get over the fear of cutting.

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  12. Good job, Faye. I like the addition of the pleats on the side.

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  13. I think this one is my favorite. I have this pattern and have only made it once, but I have some light weight wool knit that would be perfect and it is black. You have certainly inspired me. I may even try your pleats. Great job!

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    1. The fabric you described will be really nice for this pattern.

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  14. I love the pleats! You are totally rocking the peplum trend!

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  15. Lovely top and really like the pleating detail.

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  16. Great creative eye Faye! This top is beautiful and I bet you can't wait to wear it!

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  17. How did I miss this post?! The top is awesome and I just love, love, love the pleats on the side!

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  18. The side pleats are a good idea. Your neck finish is perfection.

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  19. Great idea to place those pleats on the side of the peplum. I am currently working on a peplum in knit and decided to cut it in my normal size as well. I was hesitant at first but I am glad to hear it worked out for you.

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  20. Faye you have just inspired me to try making up this pattern in a stretch fabric as well. I just finished making up my first version of this pattern and I used a crepe de chine fabric that I had in my stash which I thought would be a great way to test the pattern out. By the way thank you for dropping by my new blog and leaving a comment for me... I greatly appreciate it and it was actually rather exciting especially as I've only just started sharing my sewing adventure.

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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