2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 30, 2017

TOPS THAT POPS EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD...

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TOPS THAT POPS EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to me at:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net
Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP
79 Tops and Growing
NEXT UP:
Charlene Steward - Facebook - McCall's MP318
Cathy - The Kentucky Seamstress - Butterick 6185
Mariela AlethiaKassmin's Creations - McCall's 6078
Dawn Pengelly - Duelling Designs - Colette Sorbetto

Melanie Pierson - MV Pierson - Modified McCall's 6886, Vogue 1387, & Vogue 9151
Venita Davis - Sew Ve Style - McCall's 7412

Alethia Hudson - Sew Alethia - Simplicity 8386
Sandra Cunningham - Instagram - McCall's 7163


WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net 
Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP


ANNOUNCEMENT RE: TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...

...I've had several participants contact me today about meeting the sew-a-long deadline of today, April 30th.  I know just how busy we all are, and how unexpected things happen.  I do so want everyone who signed on to participate to have a chance to do so.   To that end,

 THE TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG IS BEING EXTENDED UNTIL                 WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD

 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to me at:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net
Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP
69 Tops and Growing
NEXT UP:
Rose - Rose's Sewing Room - Grainline Willow Tank
Claire - Instagram - The Gretta Top from Seamwork


  WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net 
Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP
                                                             

April 29, 2017

MORE DAY 15 TOPS THAT POP,,,

... TOPS JUST KEEP ON POPPING!!!

  MORE DAY 15:   TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 1 MORE DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  67 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NOW, ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Rose of Rose's Sewing Room - Closet Case Pattern's Ebony Tee

Rose of Rose's Sewing Room - Named Inari Tee
Diane Osborn of Remembering Oz - McCall's 7356

Rachelle Green - Smoking Needles (Instagram) - Simplicity 8016

Judith Demonsieur - Judith Dee's World - McCall's 7542

Elizabeth - Elizabeth Made This - Refashioned Tank from RTW Tee and refashioned PJ's into Hudson Pants
Marcy Chandler -WebDiva - Facebook - Simplicity D0631

Shelia - Sheliaz _Ctk- Butterick 6425
 And as for me:
Today I managed to pop out two True Bias Ogden Woven Camis.  


 WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 1 MORE DAYS LEFT...

DAY 15: TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...

... TOPS JUST KEEP POPPING UP!!!


  DAY 15:   TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  56 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NOW, ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Carolyn Oubre Dumas - Instagram - Simplicity 1613 with added circle flounce

Cathy The Kentucky Seamstress' lovely rendition of Simplicity 8337
Carol Cocker-Ware - G-cas.net - Kace's custom made prom shirt - McCall's 6044
Mz. Choize - MochaStyle.com - McCall's 7470 buttondown
 
Mz. Choize - MochaStyle.com - McCall's 7879


Mz. Choize - MochaStyle.com - NewLook 6452

Mz. Choize - MochaStyle.com -Simplicity 8340

 
 WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT...

April 28, 2017

DAY 14: TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...

...TOPS KEEP POPPING during

  DAY 14:   TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  49 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
 
Denice Gaynor -Facebook- Simplicity A8122


Denice Gaynor -Facebook- Butterick 6056

Denice Gaynor -Facebook- McCall's 6991

Kelly Schmoker created the woven Salt Box Tee by Blue Prints

Anita Monte - MyOwnAria - Megan Neilson Dove Top

Sheila of Sheila_CTK - Modified Butterick 6425

Kyle of Vacuuming The Lawn - NewLook 6471

WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT...

April 27, 2017

MORE DAY 13 - MORE TOPS JUST KEEP POPPING UP!!!

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MORE DAY 13:   TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  42 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
Diane Reafsnyder of Blue Dot Patterns - True Bias Sutton Blouse
Sandra Cunningham - Instagram - Vogue 8392 oop
WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT...



DAY 13: TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG - WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS EARLIER???

...last night I had a marvelous light bulb moment! I decided to set up a Pinterest Board of all the TOPS THAT POP submissions rather than waiting to do a collage at the end of the sewalong. 
I think a Pinterest Board is a wonderful way to showcase all of OUR beautiful tops.  You can view FAYE'S 2017 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG  Pinterest Board by clicking right here.  The link to the Pinterest is also included on the side bar.

DAY 13:  TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  40 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
VALARIE - VALARIE'S EXPRESSIONS (INSTAGRAM) Simplicity 1589
Tonya Martin - Instagram - McCall's 7452

Elizabeth - Elizabeth Made This - Kommatia Pattern's Body Suit
Elizabeth - Elizabeth Made This - Vogue 2064 Donna Karan Asymmetrical Wrap Top

AND AS FOR ME, it was Work Wear Wednesday and Thursday with tops made earlier (McCall's 7442 & Butterick 6425).  The sleeves do have it!  I love the McCall's top and really enjoyed wearing it.  I added 1" to the length of the top, and I think it was just right.  I'm really not used to wearing cropped tops, but it really is a nice design and change of pace.  I think I will definitely make another one of these.



  WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS LEFT...


April 25, 2017

DAY 11 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...

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  DAY 11 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

 ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  36 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP: 
Tomasa - Sew Much Fashion - Self Drafted Cold Shoulder knit tee


 
Denise Gaynor - (Facebook)  Simplicity8337
Denise Gaynor - (Facebook) Top drafted from the bodice of Simplicity 1459

And, as for me:
One of the things I ALWAYS do at the completion of a project is return all pattern pieces to it's envelope - in the case of this PDF pattern it's zip lock bag.  But since the pattern was still out, I thought I'd give it another go.

Fitting the two pattern pieces on this remnant so they would match was a little tricky due to the really large repeat of the print - It worked with a little maneuvering.  Another flowy rayon challis remnant left over from a top I made as a gift for a co-worker at the end of last summer that I could not bear discarding.
Faye - Foxglove Woven Tank #2

  WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
PLEASE EMAIL all finished top photos to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT...