April 4, 2013

CAN WE SAY MAGENTA...

ESSENTIAL TOPS SAL UPDATE
  52 TOPS COMPLETED AND POSTED

  7 DAYS TO GO
NEW END DATE:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH

... yes magenta.  Should go well with a white or of course a black bottom, unless I jump completely out of my fashion box and finally get around to making a pair of skinny legged floral pants.  But yes, magenta.  Not a Pantone Spring '13 color but bright none the less.  Here's my third SAL top


Nothing form fitting about it, but it is a good comfortable fit without being overly loose.  I was immediately attracted to Judith's SAL top seen here, and remembered the pattern from back in the beginning of my patternaholic addiction.  So I rumbled through the Simplicity drawer and was able to find it tucked way in the back. 
 
Simplicity 3790

Like Judith, I made a view D sleeveless version in a light weight jersey knit.  Just three pattern pieces that went together very easily.  I really like the top, and would like to make it in a really pretty print but my knit choices are getting a little low right now.  I've got to save a few for upcoming projects I have planned.  I need a real good jersey knit source right away...

41 comments:

  1. I made a top from this pattern years back in a lovely green cotton jersey. Enjoy!

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    1. I'm sure I will enjoy it when our weather stabilizes Adelaide. Spring is still confused here - it was sort of cold yesterday. I'm looking to going sleeveless!

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  2. You will be in bloom with this beautiful colored top. It is a beauty.

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    1. Yes Lisa, I do need to do some blooming right about now. Love, love, love your new twinset too.

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  3. Looks great - glad you gave it a go! Can't go past 3 easy pattern pieces. Let me know when you find the jersey knit source, so that I can race you there ... J

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    1. Thank you for using this pattern and for bringing it to my attention. That's one reason I really like these SAL's, someone always makes something I've not tried or have overlooked. So you made a double contribution. Thanks Judith.

      I'm truly thinking about ordering from Low Price Fabrics that's listed at the top of Mimigstyles blog. She get fabric from them and recommends them. They have lovely prices too.

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  4. I really like this top. Love the colour too. I will have to investigate this pattern. Great job.

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  5. Nice one. Love the colour and the neckline is attractive

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    1. Yes Vicki, I love the neckline, didn't have to worry that its too low.

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  6. A lovely top Faye, and Pantone colour for 2013 or not,this colour will really suit you - and it won't scream 2013 next spring.

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  7. I have that pattern and have never used it; maybe I need to rethink! I do love that color!

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    1. I know, I've looked at that pattern a thousand times and them put it back in the drawer. It has a lot of possibilities.

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  8. What a great colour and a great little pattern. Loving your new top. I finished another one and will have to send you a pic to add to the group. Looking forward to seeing what projects you have coming up next :)

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    1. Thank you Chris - I really like it too. Can't wait to see what you made.

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  9. Super! That's a snazzy color that will carry you through summer, or wear underneath a jacket for a pop of color.

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    1. Thank you Gwen. My wardrobe is always in desperate need of pops of color.

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  10. Super! The more I see this pattern, the more that I want it myself!

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    1. It's a great pattern Karin, like I said 3 pattern pieces. How good does it get!

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  11. This is such a gorgeous colour, and the top is a great style too. Love the draped bit at the front. I'll bet you look smashing in this!

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  12. Pretty top and great color.

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  13. I love your top. I thought that I had that pattern but I can't find it so I will pick it up this weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure the pattern is OOP Towanda but it shouldn't be too hard to find.

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  14. Love this blouse.. and love the color.

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  15. Hi Faye,

    Love the top and the color!!! Great job!

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  16. You MUST make those skinny legged floral pants. You must, you must, you must!!!!!! This is a message from the magenta top BTW:)

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    1. Ha Ha, I agree with the message, just got to find the fabric now.

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  17. I vote for floral skinnies! The pretty magenta top is just asking for them!
    Faye, I finish mine too, I´ll send you a photo. It is not what you call "a basic" :)

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    1. Thanks for the vote Merche! I agree about the floral skinnies, just got to find some nice pant weight floral fabric for them. Your emerald green top is fabulous!

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  18. Oh, oh, oh Faye, I love a good comfortable top! And this one definitely looks like it fits the bill! Guess what, I have this pattern too!

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    1. It is comfortable Myra without being overly loose and I think the pattern has lots of possibility too.

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  19. love the color!looks like it hangs well too
    Helen

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  20. Oooh, i love magenta! The top looks great Faye. I'm kinda stumped on what to make for my 3rd top... Been staring at patterns the past few days...

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    1. Thank you Far. I've been stumped in making decisions for patterns too. This is the first time that I didn't pull a pile of patterns at the beginning of the SAL. Just been making decisions as I go along.

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  21. That is really cute! I'm a big fan of magenta.

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