DAY 9 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE: 31 AND GROWING!)
April 15th through April 30th
|Marilyn - Mountain Top Spices - New Look 6472|
|Sheila - Sheilaz-CKT - Tank refashion from RTW garment|
Samina - Sew Everything BlogMy top is a re-fashion and scrap buster combined into one; it's a hacked pattern from Colette Patterns' Sencha Blouse. It being spring and all, I had to embroider butterflies! No more minimalism this spring.
The lower part was an old bias self-made dress and the upper yoke is a scrap leftover from a linen jacket (also self-made). April is earth month, so once a year I up cycle things I already own, and complete UFOs and such. :)
and as for me:
|Faye - Baste & Gather Foxglove Tank|
I'm always attracted tank tops for summer. This Baste & Gather Foxglove Tank caught my eye some time ago so I didn't have to think twice about purchasing the $5.00 pdf. I don't think Baste & Gather still sells patterns so I'm not sure if this pattern is still available. I used a 1 yard remnant from a rayon challis that I used to make a top for my baby Sister Pat last summer. Hope you're still enjoying your top Pat!
I LOVE rayon challis - but what fabric don't I love?! It makes nice and breezy tops for our humid and sticky Georgia summers. I try to make at least one per year from a pretty challis for easy breezy dressing. This pattern adapts itself to knits or wovens. The shoulders and racer back make it a true tank in every since of the word. The flowy high low hem will work well with jeans, crop pants, shorts or my favorite denim skirt. Just two pattern pieces - how great does it get. The pattern suggests using purchased bias tape for the neck and armholes, but I made my own because I don't like the way purchased bias tape feels against my skin. I think it's a WIN - a remnant and a PDF...
WHO'S TOP WILL BE UP NEXT???
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