2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

March 31, 2013

2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SAL...TOP #2 FOR ME


ESSENTIAL TOPS SAL UPDATE
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... I've finished my second top.  Took me two days because I had to switch patterns.  I started making a wearable muslin of New Look 6150.  So glad I made a muslin, because as I thought, I did have a problem with View B gaping in the front.  Modifications will need to be made when I try that pattern again.  I switched to a pattern that I had made last summer - Simplicity 1916 View F.  The top made from this pattern summer was a winner for me, so I decided to give it another try. 

Even though I'd made the pattern  successfully before, I still went to Pattern Review to see what others  thought about it - and I'm glad that I did.  I found the same top made  by Aleah from No Time to Sew and loved the modifications she  made to it.  I followed her example because I didn't want this years version to look exactly like last years.  The only thing different is I didn't have enough fabric to do the short sleeves - but that's ok, I still love it.

You can't see the twist band on the front but it's there.


I love jersey knit and choose this print mainly because of the medium blue color in the print.  I have fabric to match for pants that I'll make later on.  I might make this top again in a cotton knit and add the short sleeve next time.

Hope everyone had a Wonderful Easter, enjoying it with family, friends and a great Easter meal.

30 comments:

  1. Once again, I love that print!

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  2. Its a lovely elegant top Faye.

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  3. Super fabric - love it made up in this top!

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    1. Thank you Judith. I just posted your top which I am in love with by the way.

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  4. I love the fabric. I seen it on Fabric Mart and almost bought it, but decided I didn't need to add to my stash ;p

    The top is very pretty.

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    1. I know how it is when it comes to adding to your stash. But I just can't seem to pass up a good jersey knit. I didn't get quite enough of this particular one. Maybe I'll luck up and it'll show up on Joann's sale table so I can pick it up later.

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  5. Again, I love the fabric! You have a good eye for prints.

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    1. I love your compliment Karin. RE: my eye for prints, I just know I don't want them to be too big and over powering. I am a big fan of navy blue - but it is sort of hard to find it in a print believe it or not.

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  6. I agree with Karin! It's very pretty and the fabric is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Nakisha. That shirt you made is impeccable!

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  7. Super little top! Happy Spring!

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    1. Thanks and Happy Spring to you too my friend.

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  8. Loving this fabric and this top. This looks like a great little summer top that would be cool and comfortable too :)

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    1. Thanks Chris, Yeah, I'm planning for the hot, hot summer that's just down the road.

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  9. Cute top indeed! And a great fabric choice. You know what?...I think I CAN see the twist band on the front! Very nice!

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    1. Thank you Terri, I really like the top and plan on making another one up with a short cap sleeve next time. I'm glad I Aleah's top - she had a great idea!

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  10. Looks great, Faye. I see the twist.

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  11. Thank you Bunny - I love that twist. I'm steadily watching what you produce too.

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  12. Perfect top for summer. Will look great under a jacket or on its own. Lovely!

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    1. I think I'll be glad I made it when the temperatures start to soar Rhonda. Thank you.

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  13. A beautiful blouse and such lovely fabric.

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    1. Nothing like the leather peplum Regina, but I do thank you.

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  14. This pattern is in my "to sew" pile. Think I'll get on this!

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    1. The top goes together pretty quickly Julie. I'm sure you'll love it too.

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  15. Your top is lovely! I'm glad my tweak to the pattern inspired you, and thanks for the acknowledgement!

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    1. You are welcome Aleah. Thank you!

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