2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 4, 2014

MOVING ON...

... I've decided to just put this aside.


McCall's 6925
Should have left this pattern in the store.  I made a fourth attempt that included making a muslin of the bodice of the top; and was still unable to get both side of the collar band equal in size.  I'll just have to pick this technique back up at a later date.  Moving on.... 

I made this Vogue 1282 Donna Karan seriously draped top last summer in black matte jersey.  Loved it and still do.  I wanted another one, this time in a lighter color.  So the when the McCall's top didn't work out for me I decided to go on with something I knew and loved.  I think this fabric is some sort of ITY knit, at least that's what it feels like.  I picked it up yesterday at Hancock's for 30% off, and then got to use a 10% off total purchase coupon - which made the trip even sweeter.  The top is very simple to construct, and gives me just the look and fit that I wanted right now.  I'm planning on wearing it with my white jeans...holla.
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Happy Fourth of July everyone, enjoy the holiday weekend!!!



23 comments:

  1. When I have something that gives me that much trouble I toss it. By 4 attempts I don't even want it anymore .....

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    1. I'm about to feel that way too Eileen, but I know that I'll revist that collar/band issue sometime later.

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  2. yeah, I agree...after 4 tries, the universe is definitely saying...Move On! That icey blue top is pretty.

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    1. Yes, I'm loving the icey blue.

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  3. I have to agree with others, 4 attempts are enough to call it quits. Life and time is too short to keep working on a pattern that gives one grief. I like your new top, color is very nice.

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    1. The collar band thing is what has me stumped. I'll revisit later on.

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  4. Chuck it.

    Love that teal top!

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  5. Yes, I agree it's time to move on... I love, love the blue top; should have picked this pattern up when I was in Jo-Ann's earlier...

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    1. I just love this drapey top Candice. Didn't think I would at first, but the fit is fantastic.

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  6. Four attempts, wow, good for you for moving on. Your new top looks great. Did you wear it with white jeans and something red to celebrate?

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    1. Haven't worn it yet Alexandera, it'll be my Monday morning outfit.

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  7. I would have done the same thing ditch that first top. Love the teal top and will look smashing with the white jeans. Don't forget to post pics.

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  8. Just LOVE your new top, the color is perfect and I'm a sucker for all things draped!
    Don't feel bad about McCall's 6925, sometimes patterns simply don't work for us.
    Hugs from Portugal!

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  9. Sometimes even the most perfectionist of seers needs to admit defeat. Moving on produced a fabulous top.

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  10. That was supposed to say sewers

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  11. I agree with the others, 4 attempts is enough.. Time to move on..
    Love your teal top..

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  12. Nancy Zieman has great collar band instructions

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  14. Faye, I love your top! I bet it looks lovely on you too! Could you post a photo of you in it? Also, I love the McCalls top pattern and plan on giving that one a try. Hopefuly, there's a sale on McCalls patterns soon!

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