January 31, 2017

WRAPPING UP THE MONTH - VOGUE 9057...

...after seeing my sewing friend Cecil wear this top on one of our JoAnn's pattern buying meetups, I decided that I needed to make one too.
I actually cut out View B several weeks ago but then became heavily involved with my Mother's cape, so I just had to set it aside for a bit.  I rarely cut two projects at once.  It's one of my methods of preventing the possibility of UFO's in my sewing room.  Secondly, I ALMOST ALWAYS complete a project before starting another one.  I just don't need any UFO's flying around in here.  I have far too many distractions already than to add that to the list.

This Marcy Tilton pattern was made as a wearable muslin to allow me a chance to check the fit.   The fabric is a self lined waffle knit gifted by my Alabama friend Brenda of Ms._bstyle(NOTE:  If you want some real sewing inspiration check Brenda out on Instagram.)  The tunic is long and gives ample coverage back and front for wearing with leggings. It is wearable, but I will need to make a tiny adjustment in the shoulder area when if I make the pattern again...

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  1. I totally agree with your UFO philosophy. One project at a time! I find by doing that I actually am more productive and the sewjo doesn't get sidetracked by guilt. It's happier sewing, IMO.

    Hope this top works out for you. I like it and can see a lot of these being made once you have it tweaked.

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    1. I'll probably use a lighter weight knit the next time I make it Bunny.

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  2. I must've missed this top somehow, Love it!! I need to adopt your UFO philosophy also, mine are having wrecks! 😂

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    1. There are so many that I miss and have to go back to purchase. Guess that's why I have far to many of them.

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  3. It looks great! Love it!

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  4. I have this pattern and haven't made it up yet. I like this textured fabric for it. It looks like it has more body than the rayon knits it's shown in. Are you going to make any fit changes?

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    1. Nancy I have a thousand patterns that I haven't made up yet hahaha! Yes, I'll go a size through the neck and bust area.

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  7. That's a cool knit. A lady in my sewing group was making this pattern on Saturday, and it seems like this style is everywhere. What a great top for leggings and boots this time of year!
    I'm with you on not wanting to have UFOs. They're a huge mental weight on me. I'm happy to say that my longest standing UFO of recent memory--my husband's windproof fleece jacket is finally done!

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    1. Thank you and congrats on finishing the jacket!

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  8. What a beautiful knit fabric! Your top turned out very beautiful. I love the color, too.

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  9. I love this pattern! It reminds me of the shirt I am working on now, except for the neckline. I also agree with your philosophy of doing one project at a time. I am trying to finish up some UFOs right now, lol! I tend to get easily distracted!

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    1. I wish you all the best in finishing up your UFO's Vanessa!

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  10. Love this top. It is just right to wear with leggings as you have suggested. I agree with your UFO philosophy - one project at a time!

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  11. Sometimes I buy way too much of a fabric I love, and then cut 2 or 3 things from it, all at once. But then I have to finish them all before I'm permitted to play with more fabric. Those are the rules, because I, too, don't want UFOs flying around my house. That top looks like an easy and quick break from your mother's cape; too bad you don't really love it. Maybe with that shoulder alteration, and in a different fabric?

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    1. Yes, I think a different fabric will do the trick with this pattern Marjie.

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  12. This is a gorgeous top Ms. Faye! Can you believe for the first time I have a few UFO's in my sewing room (that's a first!). My recent vacation, sickness and the challenge prevented me from completing a couple of things I started before vacation. You know me though, I'll get to them shortly!

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    1. Thank you! Myra you made an enormous number of garments before your vacation - I was truly amazed!

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  13. Nice looking top Linda! As you well know, I need to adopt a more strict regiment for completing sewing projects too. Very glad that I helped inspire this project! And congrats on completing your Mom's cape.
    Cecil

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    1. Thank you for being an inspiration Cecil!

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