2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 3, 2013



ESSENTIAL TOPS SAL UPDATE
  40 TOPS COMPLETED AND POSTED

8 DAYS TO GO

...So many of you have thanked me for hosting the 2013 Essential Tops Sew-A-Long, and I say YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!!!  But I also need to take a moment to say the credit is not all minethank you for making the SAL possible!   The construction of 40 TOPS in 10 DAYS is no small feat; especially with many of us working, taking care of families, and not to mention Easter Holiday right smack in the middle of the whole thing.

...I know that some participants have been delayed a bit for one reason or another, but please remember the basis of the SAL:
  • No Quotas
  • No Pressure 
  • Just Good Old Sewing Motivation, and bright new tops for our closets
  • A Win, Win Situation
I completely overlooked factoring in the Holiday.   To that end please excuse me while I take Moderator's Liberty to extend the SAL three (3) additional days.  If you've already sewn as many tops as you want for the moment - that's fine, but if you want to sew more - sew on.  If you haven't sewn enough (that describes me) or haven't sewn at all, the extension will help me us out a bit. 

NEW END DATE:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH.
In the meantime, if you finish a top please email me at (fayedoll@cox.net) to let me know so it  can be added to the lineup.  Including a picture and pattern number will help.

Happy Sewing...


  

  

11 comments:

  1. Oh! That's very thoughtful, thank you. So far I love what everybody else is making! I'll just make the one but I hope it will come out pretty and spring-like!

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    1. Wonderful! I'll be looking forwarding to seeing your top.

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  2. So thoughtful - I do need the extra time. Now, I know I'll be able to finish my top! Take care!

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    1. Go ahead and sew it up Audrey, I'm sure it is going to be wonderful too!

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  3. Ah, a few more days to get in a 'real' entry LOL !

    I've had the serger apart as much as I can, cleaned, oiled, rethreaded, changed out the needles a few times (what a waste of new needles, but they kept bending!) and FINALLY got both the side/sleeve seams sewn this morning.

    All that's left is the neck and hem - both coverstitch - now as long as THAT machine behaves :-) it may or may not fit, but it'll be done.

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    1. One of my sergers is acting crazy too. I'm taking her to the doctor's early tomorrow morning.

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    2. Hope the doctor can fix her up for you quickly - troubleshooting that darned machine was NO fun at all ! :-)

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  4. I'm aiming for two more tops! However, I have my first knitting lesson on Sunday so if that goes well I may be consumed! :)

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    1. You've done a wonderful job and have created some beautiful tops too. I do understand if you can't, but if you do find time I will gladly post them.

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  5. Thank you so much Faye, I am so excited that the date got extended.. Easter was in there, and I had to finish making 4 granddaughter's Easter dresses. Then got sick with asthma and have been in doctors office all week.. So sewing had been slow. ha. I have one blouse ready [need to photograph] ,but this will allow me to sew another one or two.. Yea..
    Again, thank you.

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  6. Hi Faye,
    I am not sure where to download my photos of blouses to you.. I sent one to your email, was this the correct email address. thanks for your help. Judy

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