2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 2, 2015

KNIT TOP FRENZY RESULTS...

...sewing long distance for my daughter using her measurements was a bit scary.  I love to sew, but don't like to waste my time - like every sewist I want to end up with a good well constructed garment.  Of course the bottom line was I wanted the tops to fit correctly, and I wanted her to like them and want to wear them. I made 5 knit tops altering patterns from my stash because we  have different measurements and body shapes.  I "guessed" at the alterations but I think all in all things turned out very well.  I was happy when she sent me pictures this afternoon.  Her smile let me know that she likes my work.




This makes me want to sew for her more.  Since three of the patterns used have style variations I will be able to use the already altered pattern pieces confidently to create different designs.  This was also a great stashbusting project.  (She dared me to post these pictures on Facebook or Instagram but gave me full permission to use them on my blog.  Even threatened to contact MY lawyer if I didn't obey ) - get your own lawyer bossy girl!  Love my one and only, she's my very best project evah...

48 comments:

  1. It's lovely to see photos with your daughter obviously enjoying wearing these tops. :)

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    1. Yes, and thank you Sarah.

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  2. Your daughter's beautiful smile says it all. Pretty collection of stops.

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  3. Oops.. tops... auto correct won't let me be...lol

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  4. Very nice tops indeed Ms. Faye!!! Beautiful daughter too! These tops fit her perfectily as if you were right there with her! I love each style on her as well as the fabric selections. isn't it a good feeling when you get that photo of them wearing something you created??!!

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    1. Yes, I'll get to see her later this month but I couldn't wait until them. I had to see the pictures right away!

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  5. You nailed it, Mom! And her beautiful smile says it all... :-)

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  6. Pretty tops and great job mom!

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  7. Beautiful tops, beautiful DD, great job!!!

    Summer

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    1. Thank you Summer. Summer I have a niece who was born on the first day of Summer. I tried to get my sister to name her Summer but it was a no go. I still think it's a beautiful name!

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  8. Pretty tops and pretty smile. I need to practice my mirror shots more, your daughter's pics are great.

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    1. Aside from them being cellphone pictures I think they came out pretty nice. I love her smile. Thank you Kathy!

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  9. wowza, you must have been like a production line- can i send you my measurements plz :) beautiful tops - especially loving the fabric design of the 3rd, she one lucky girl x

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  10. What a lovely collection, and your daughter looks like one satisfied customer. Job well done!

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    1. Thanks Diane. Did you bring fabric back from your trip?

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  11. Great job Mom!! She is so happy, you did a great job! A whole week's worth of new tops!!

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    1. Thank you Kyle. Yep I'm helping her boost her summer wardrobe.

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  12. Like other said, these are great and you did a good job on fitting long distance.

    " I love to sew, but don't like to waste my time..."

    Truth!

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    1. Thanks 's. L. That's right no waste of time or fabric.

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  13. This is exciting Faye. I know how satisfied you must feel to have such success.

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    1. Yessss Andrea. I was so worried about the fit.

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  14. These all look great, Faye. Each one fits so well. We will just call you the Pchycic Fitter Extraordinaire!

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    1. Thank you, I'll accept that title Bunny (lol).

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  15. She is a very pretty lady. The tops look great on her.

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    1. Thank you so much - that's my one and only baby.

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  16. Great job on the fit, style, and colors. A compliment to your skills and to your daughter's good looks. She looks pleased with her wardrobe additions too. Guess you will have a regular patron in her now. Lovely!
    Cecil

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    1. Thank you Cecil, I won't try making pants for her, but I won't mind a top or two or three every now and then.

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  17. Beautiful tops Faye, and you have such a pretty daughter!

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    1. Thank you Candice. You know how we mother's are about our girls!

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  18. I am too chicken to sew long distance. I insist the daughters come home for fittings ;). Seriously, your daughter looks gorgeous and happy in all the tops.

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    1. I'd rather have come home fittings too, but it's just not possible. I am so happy that she's happy!

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  19. Faye - first your daughter is beautiful! Second - those tops look fantastic on her...you did good! Definitely sew more for her. I'm getting ready to make a round of dresses for my daughter - lucky for me that she lives down the street and is easy to fit! Can't wait to see your next set!

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    1. Your girls are gorgeous also Carolyn - thanks! I just finished the third in series 2 for her last night. There will be 2 more to make a second set of 5. This has actually been fun too.

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  20. Beautiful top Faye!!!! She looks great in all of them and looks happy too!

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  21. These are great Faye! What a lucky daughter! She a beauty!

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    1. Thank you so much Margo B!

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  22. This whole post made me smile :-D Love the tops and you're relationship with your daughter!

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    1. Thanks Tasha, I know you can imagine just how much I love her!

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  23. Beautiful tops and such a pretty young lady. I was sewing long distance for my daughter and tops are the easiest.

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  24. Uhm...you could have entered the contest with all these cute tops! Your daughter looks thrilled and can't say that I blame her. They fit perfect!

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    1. Oh..and thanks again for the contest support!

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