August 25, 2013

INSPITE OF THE STORM...

...whenever I plan a concentrated weekend of sewing - it always starts on Friday evening.  As a matter of fact, this past Friday I had planned an all nighter because after all it's been quite a while since I've pulled one of those. My plans were postponed just a little by one of our extreme Georgia Summer thunderstorms.  You know it had to be a bad one if I felt unsafe sitting at my sewing machine that's stationed in front of a window.  I finally just gave in and went to bed.

I did get a chance to finish my second pair of bell bottom pants on Saturday.  I had cut them out on Tuesday; marked on Wednesday, installed the front fly zipper (went in perfectly without a hitch - LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS), and stitched in the pocket lining on Thursday.  It would have been so easy to finish them on Friday, but oh well.  I love my navy bells that I made during my pants marathon back May so much that I thought I also needed a red pair.  I will show a picture later this week.

Weekend sewing plans included another rendition of the Vogue 1282 top.
I've worn the wearable muslin of this top repeatedly this summer and felt that I definitely needed  a black version because it's such a great top.
I found this black ITY knit at Hancock Fabrics and though was a little pricey, thank goodness for 50% off coupons that make having some of the fabrics I want possible.  This top will make a great addition to my closet, and although sleeveless will be worn with a jacket in fall/winter.

All and all I count this weekend quite productive even with the postponement due to the storm.  Maybe it was best that I didn't pull an all nighter,  guess I just needed to get my rest...






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17 comments:

  1. Glad you had a productive weekend. I love that black draped neck top!

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  2. Not much you can do about a storm, except what you did:). That black top is stunning - you could even layer it.

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  3. Great top! I love this kind of necklines. I will make some more for sure as well.

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  4. Hi Faye! I love that top. I made my pink version last year and although I´m not a fan of drapes hanging on my front :) I admit I wear it often. Maybe I should try a black version like yours!

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  5. Love your top, Faye. Can't wait to see your new pants.

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  6. Great top! It's so versatile in black, it will go with everything. Would love to see it with your new red pants.

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  7. great pattern, the top is beautiful! something always seems to happen when I'm on a sewing roll too lol!
    Helen

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  8. I read "all nighter" and my eyebrows went through the ceiling! For me that means I sleep the next day so I've little to gain with that schedule these days. So, even though I'm scared to death when I see bad GA storms go through your area, I think God had you right in the palm of His Hand. Now you know I keep an eye out on you! Looking forward to seeing your red bells and new rendition of the Vogue top

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  9. You'll get a lot of wear out of this one! TFS

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  10. Don't you love it when you find a pants pattern that really fits and flatters? I love that top. I want to make that style soon.

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  11. I've been wanting to make that one up for so long. You will definitely get a lot of wear out of it.

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  12. I love your new top & can't wait to see your new red pants.

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  13. Such a lovely top! You are making me want to sew up some bell bottoms...red at that! Sounds fabulous!

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  14. Nice! This is a fabulous basic. I think I might have to pick up this pattern sometime too :)

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  15. You know I like this top. Versatile and stylish.

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  16. Great top and I know it will look good with those new red pants!

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  17. Fabulous top. I usually get my muslins from www.organiccottonplus.com, but I'll check out your sources too.

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