April 9, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT...

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...LETS MAKE A FEW SPRING TOPS TO MAKE OUR WARDROBES POP!
Everybody knows I love making TOPS!  They are:
  •  such an easy way to add some excitement and color to our existing wardrobes
  •  quick and easy to make (most times) 
  •  they are a good way to wake up sleepy sewing motivation 
It’s been four years since my last Top Sew-a-Long and I’ve missed hosting this annual feature on the blog.  So today I'm announcing my:
  "2017 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG"  

The Sew-A-Longs were so much fun in the past! I’m still wearing tops I made back then, but find that I need to add fresh new ones for spring and summer.
 
I do so hope you’ll join me for me for my
 "2017 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG"
Here are the particulars of the Sew-A-Long:
  • The sew-a-long will start on Saturday and run two weeks: (April 15th through April 30th)
  • Any style top will qualify (sewing patterns of your choice, self-drafted or refashioned styles)
  • Tunics, Tanks, Tees, Cami’s, Pull Overs, Button Ups, Dressy, or Casual – ANYTHING GOES
  • THERE ARE NO QUOTAS, make as few or as many as you'd like
  • Email your completed top pictures to me at:  fayedollatcox.net to be displayed in a Grand Finale Tops That Pop Collage on the blog.  
 What you need to do to participate:
  • Leave a comment on this post saying that you'd like to participate
  • Include your: Email Address
  • List contact information for your Blog URL, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest accounts
  • IF YOU"D LIKE:  Post the "TOPS THAT POP" Sew-A-Long badge in your social media locations 
 (badge located on the sidebar)
  • NOTE:  All completed top photos will be added to a TOPS THAT POP Grand Finale Collage at the end of the sew-along

COME ONE, COME ALL!  Let's all make TOPS THAT POP in Pantone Colors for our Spring wardrobes.  It will be a win, win situation!!!

58 comments:

  1. Well you got me!!! I'm all over this because I'm making tops anyway...I really need them! So count me in!!! Http://1simpleinspiration.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for joining me Myra! This is going to be one fun Sew-A-Long. Can't wait to see your top(s)!

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  2. You can count me in Ms. Faye!

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    1. rememberingoz.blogspot.com

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    2. Thanks for joining my Tops Party Diane!!!

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  3. Felicia Goins4/09/2017

    I would like to participate.
    My 1st sew along!!! Yay!!!
    Email: fgoins@hotmail.com
    Facebook: Felicia Goins

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    1. You are added. Thanks so much for joining!

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    2. This will be a great first sewalong for you!

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  4. Of course, I'm going to join! I'm still wearing the tops from 4 years ago! I hope that my colors are close enough to the Pantone colors. I need to do something with this fabric collection of mine. Thanks for doing this again.
    e-mail: rosecy@cfl.rr.com
    blog: http://www.rosessewingroom.blogspot.com
    instagram: #sewmuchstuff

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    1. Thanks for joining Rose!!!

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  5. I'm in! Do we have to make our tops in spring Pantone colors?

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    1. No, the Pantone colors are just a suggestion. Just added you in Elle!

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  6. I don't do well with sew alongs -- generally. But you roped me in with this one, Faye! Expect my email soon :)

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    1. Oh sorry. My social media & blog info:
      www.seweverythingblg.wordpress.com
      IG: @saminakaty
      Twitter: @seweverything
      Pinterest: seweverythingbl

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    2. YEAHHHHH! So glad you are joining! I've added you in!

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    3. Oops. Messed up again on my blog address. Here it is:
      https://seweverythingblog.wordpress.com/
      Email: saminamirza50@gmail.com

      Thank you for adding me in!

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  7. Yes, thank you for organizing this. This will be my first sewalong. Knksneal@gmail.com. #knksneal

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    1. Karen thanks for joining. This will be a great first sewalong for you! No rules. Just choose your pattern, your fabric and go to town making some really great tops for spring and summer. Remember to email me your photos at fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net. Looking forward to seeing your tops!

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  8. I am in!
    mizlynna@yahoo.com
    Instagram: miz_tailor

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    1. Thank yes for joining us Lynda!

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  9. I"m going to try to join in, but with my daughter's wedding coming up and the tiny preemie my other daughter just delivered, I don't know how much time I have. You know I'll participate if I can. Otherwise, I'll just stare at everyone else's creations, and appreciate all their work. I hope you're having a nice warm afternoon, Faye!

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    1. A preemie and a wedding oh my goodness I do understand Marjie! You've got a lot to attend to. I'll just add your name just in case, otherwise I'm happy if you just peek in. Thinks for always supporting Faye's Adventures!

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  10. I'm in. I was considering cutting out a tunic today. Have already pressed my pattern--I have three other items sitting on the cutting table for sewing. Perfect timing. Looking forward to seeing the finished tops.

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    1. Adding you in now. So glad you are on board MV! Do you have a blog, FB or Instagram that I can link back to you?

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  11. I'm in! Maybe this will get me sewing again! Julieaglass@q.com

    Seamallowances.blogspot.com

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    1. Just added you Julie thanks so much for joining!!!

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  12. I would like to participate, it will be my first sew along!
    Sueann301@yahoo.com
    Instagram: sueann301

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    1. Added you in Sueann, can't wait to see your finished tops!!!

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  13. I want to participate! I enjoyed the top sew along a few years ago.
    j.hamb@sbcglobal.net
    IG: fabricqueen
    sewingbyjackie.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome back Jackie, thanks for joining!

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  14. I want to do this! Should be fun!

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    1. Added you, thanks so much for joining!

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  15. I'd love to join the sew-along! You have given me more than enough time to begin brainstorming the tops I would like to make, as well as finishing up a few other projects I have going. This sounds like fun! Email is vanessarthomasatgmail.com Blog is sewfilled.blogspot.com I will see if I have any Pantone color fabric in my stash, he, he!

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    1. Added you, thanks for joining Vanessa!!!

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    1. anncie2001-Twitter & IG
      Carol's Sewing Corner-Facebook
      sewexcited2000@yahoo.com-email
      http://www.g-cas.net

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    2. The fabric Whisperer YEAHHH!

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  17. I would love to participate in your 2017 Tops That Pop Sew-along Faye! Yippeeee!
    www.duellingdesigns.com
    @duellingdesigns on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
    infoatduellingdesignsdotcom

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    1. What a pleasure to have you join Dawn!!! I'm adding you to the list right now!

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  18. Hi Linda. For the first time, I am going to join you in a sew along!! I need me some tops too! My email (new) is beverlycecil@comcast.net Although, I am not a savvy user of it, I do have a Facebook account under Cecil Beverly. Thanks for your invitation and for starting this "Tops That Pops" sew-along.

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    1. I think you participated in my last "Tops" sew-a-long Cecil, I'm sure you did. Anyway THANK YOU FOR JOINING THIS TIME TO!!! Can't wait to see your new TOPS!

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  19. I'm in....

    FB: Sewsensational Designs by Tonya
    EM: cianakiara@yahoo.com
    IG: getitgirl_427

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    1. It's a pleasure having you participate Mrs. Levi Strauss! Can't wait to see your makes!

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  20. So glad you are doing this again! That is how I came to know more about you and your blog. So yes sign me up. My email address is lwlamona at yahoo dot com. IG is danvillegirl. FB Linda Wade LaMona

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    1. Ahhhh that is wonderful! I think you enjoy making tops as much as I do. Thanks for joining!

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  21. Linda I'm so glad to be participating. I need tops bad and already have some cut and ready to go.

    Email: Darlingbme@gmail.com
    IG: itsmelaniedarling
    FB: itsmelaniedarling
    Blog: itsmelaniedarling.blogspot.com

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    1. I am elated that you joined! You've already been added to the list!!!

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  22. What a fun sew-a-long, Faye! I'm in!

    happinessislivinglife.blogspot.com

    Summer

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    1. Hey Summer, just added you in. Thanks for Joining!

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  23. Count me in Faye.. Sew fun..
    sewblessedmaw@gmail.com

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    1. I've added you in Judy. We are going to have sew much fun!

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  24. blackbutterfly35594/11/2017

    I am In! blackbutterfly3559@gmail.com ( I am Sooooo oh excited! Thank you for inviting me.

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    1. So glad to have you join us! Please send your Facebook/Instagram handle or blog/website address. As soon as you send that information I will be able to add you to the list of participants. We are going to have sew much fun!

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    2. Found you on Instagram. Just added you in! Looking forward to seeing your tops!

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  25. Instagram: AngelaCR
    Angelacrambeau@aol.com

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    1. Got you added in Angela! Thanks for joining.

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  26. I would like to join in! A friend and I made a top for ourselves and one for our daughters earlier this year. My blog post about it is here: https://mountaintopspice.blogspot.com/2017/03/finished-projects-and-thankful-heart.html I think I will make another top soon, and if I do, I will come back and share it here :)

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  27. PS: I was led to your site through Judy at Sew Blessed Maw :)

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