2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 13, 2016

IS IT TOO EARLY TO CLASSIFY GIFTS AS LAST MINUTE???

...although Christmas is about two weeks away I feel as though this gift is last minute. Why?  Because I've procrastinated of course.   I've thought about making it for a while but didn't think I had enough fabric for the pattern I had in mind.  When I finally decided to give the pattern a try, I discovered that it was no longer living in the sewing room but had been archived  in a "I know I won't be using these patterns any time soon" box in the attic.  OH HOW I HATE GOING UP IN THE ATTIC!, but I had to do it to retrieve this pattern
Simplicity 2804 circa 2007 
 It's an oldie but a goodie slightly oversized tunic or top pattern that I'd used once before.  Just the right pattern to use when you don't know how to make the full bust adjustment needed for the person who'll receive the gift.

I made view C (top with a bottom band) because it required less yardage.   


A knit fabric with a glitzy gold zigzag stripe just right for the upcoming festive holiday season.  I did the best I could on matching with the amount of fabric available for the job.  All and all I think it turned out well.  A quick make that helped me alleviate one more present from my last minute list.

Fabric gifted by Timesa Spencer-Johnson of Fresno, California.  Guess you can say I'm a bit of a Fabric Whisperer myself...


17 comments:

  1. That fabric looks good!!!!! Good choice on the pattern. I'm checking Etsy to see if I can find the pattern :-) I can wait to see you put it on!

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    1. I hope you find the pattern Samone. I won't be wearing it though - it's a gift for a co=worker.

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  2. Great top/choice of fabrics! And, yes, I think I am last minute too, LOL! Who knew you were a fabric whisperer, LOL!!! Great post!

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    1. Thanks Alethia! This fabric came from fellow Pericrafter Timesa Spencer-Johnson from Fresno, California. Yes,I have to confess - it took me a while to finally realize that I'm a Fabric Whisperer too.

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  3. This top will certainly add a nice sparkle to the hoildays! Enjoy the season, Faye.

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  4. What a great print! And how smart to pick a loose fitting top when you're not sure about precise sizing!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I've put off trying to learn to do the FBA because I don't need it myself.
      Your Day/Night Challenge is intriguing!

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  5. Pretty top and the recipient is going to love it.

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  6. I agree with Sheila...someone is going to be a happy camper!! Very nice top Ms. Faye! I too am a procrastinator when it comes to my sewing and I truly don't know why! It's very irritating too! I am going to make that a goal for next year...complete everything I want to sew in a timely fashion! (Right, who am I kidding! That's not going to happen, LMBO!!)

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    1. EVERYTHING you make is so gorgeous Myra so the time it takes you to make it is not a factor. Just keep showing them on your makes on your blog so I can see them!!!

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    2. LOL!!! I will Ms. Faye if you do too!! I love your work (writing too!) and can't wait to see this years coat!!

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  7. SO pretty.. Lucky lady who will get this present.Love the fabric
    you chose.
    I had to laugh about hating to go in the attic.. [me too!!!].
    Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! Yes I procrastinate on going into the attic.

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  8. I'm so sure the lucky recipient will love it!

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    1. She said she loved it Marjie!

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