2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 14, 2015

WHEN WILL I EVER LEARN...

...that most, if not all of the pretty Aztec prints that I'm so highly attracted to are actually strips that need to be matched!  I try to steer away from Aztec prints, I really do, but the colors are usually so vibrant and tend to draw me in.

I used this fabric to make a top for my daughter earlier and there was just enough left to make the same top for me.
McCall's 6751, view D

I did not want to cut the the pattern on the single layer that allows me to easily match my strips and patterns - I was lazy - so I took a chance and cut it on the fold.  Cutting double on strips, plaids or checks doesn't always work out for ME.  It did this time however,

Side seam match-up
The pattern suggested finishing the armseye and neckline with a narrow hem or purchased bias tape.  I got a wonky finish by turning under and hemming, and I hate to use purchased bias tape in these areas.  So I made my own self fabric binding using this tutorial.


Another white pant or jean top...

26 comments:

  1. That's pretty, Faye and you made it work! Looks like a TNT for you! Nice job. And yes, I do need to pull mine out and try it. :-)

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    1. If I were you I'd find me a small little corner to make my sewing space (just saying). I'm convinced that I can sew ANYWHERE there is electricity (lol).

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  2. I can see why you like this fabric, very beautiful. Also have the same pattern will have to give it a try for a cute summer top like yours.

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    1. I'm getting ready to cut out another one to make a gift. A really wild animal print. Might as well use the pattern again since it's already out.

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  3. Fantastic top. Great for summer

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  4. Too cute! Great top!

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  5. I'm impressed that you didn't cut single layer and it still lined up! That kind of fortune does not happen to me so I cut single layer.

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    1. I know, it just happened to work for me this time. But I will be trying it again.

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  6. Great job. I love this top and funnily, last week found an old McCall's (3147) with the same top as the green one on your pattern envelope, but this one has three options for the back and elastic trouser/shorts. I loved it but when I saw it I thought too young for me... maybe I can make it work!

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    1. Thank you Summer. I'm sure that top would work for you.

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  7. Very cute top and I love that print!

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  8. Very cute top and I love that print!

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  9. You have me laughing...I adore these prints as well. And you're right - they are really stripes and very confusing ones at that! Beautiful top.

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  10. What a cute top Faye! You did a wonderful job of matching up the stripes too!

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    1. Thank you. I can match, I just sometimes don't want to have to take the extra time and concentration that it takes to do it right.

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  11. So cute! You can wear this top with lots of bottoms!!

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    1. Thank you Tee! Yes, I wore it with navy pants today.

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  12. Pretty top and will look great with white pants.

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  13. Ooooh … the top is beautiful! Love it.

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  14. I'm addicted to those Aztec prints, too! Really cute top!

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  15. I know what you mean about the matching, but the result is fantastic!!

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