April 15, 2017

ON YOUR MARK, GET READY, GET SET, GO: 2017 TOPS THAT POP...

...we have 50 participants including me!  Sending a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined!  All participants (with their links) are listed on the sidebar.  I tried to be extra careful in adding everyone - if you joined but don't see your name listed, please comment or email me to let me know and I will had you right in.
 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG - Starts TODAY!
  April 15th through April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:   Any type of top at all
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net
Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

FIRST UP
Myra - 1 Simple Inspiration

Faye - Butterick 6425
Butterick 6425 My Review:
Can I tell you that I could hardly wait to finish this top.  As with ALL my projects, this one took far longer than I thought it should.  I purchased this fabric awhile ago (maybe spring 2015) from Hancock's on a shopping trip with my friend Cecil.  She purchased the fabric, and I bought the remnant from it - I love almost any print with pink.  For this pattern I needed 1 5/8 yard, but found that I had only 1 1/4 yd.   When I got ready to cut last night I found that the fabric was cut ridiculously crooked (or maybe the print was crooked) regardless, I was determined that the Aztec zigzag print would match.

I cut the fabric on the single layer to facilitate matching.  To accommodate my yardage shortage I cut a little short sleeve rather than the long one (it's summer in Georgia this week after all).   The the pattern is a tunic length, but I shortened it to a regular top length to fit my fabric.  All worked out well.

The Cold Shoulder craze started last summer but I never got around to making it then, so this is my very first of that type.  Having never sewn a cold shoulder design I was a little timid but this really was an easy make.  The pattern suggests that you turn the neckline under and stitch to finish - that didn't work for me, so I created a neckband from the scraps of fabric that I had leftover.  I think the band gives a much nicer finish.

If you are considering making this top, I would suggest adhering to Butterick's size chart for your full bust measurement.  My overthinking caused me to go down a size and although the top fits, I would have been more comfortable with just a little more ease across the bust area.

All in all I'm calling this top a win.  I plan on wearing it with brown or white pants this summer.  I will make this pattern again (going up a size next time), and may even consider making the tunic length.

Now I need to make a decision on which pattern I'll cut next.  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


15 comments:

  1. Wow you did an awesome job Ms. Faye despite your fabrics shortage! I can't wait to see it on you!! I bet it's gorgeous on you too! Thanks again for posting my photos too! This is a fun challenge!! (So pink is your favorite color?)

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    1. Thank you Myra this was a fun make even with the fabric shortage. You did a magnificent job with both your makes. Such a great fit on your husband's shirt.

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  2. I entered but don't see my name.
    IG - sewingcurves
    Email - conniesews@hotmail.com
    Name - Constance L. Jackson

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    1. Connie so sorry! Thanks for letting me know - Adding you right now!

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  3. I really meant to enter is it too late?

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    1. It's the first day of the sew-a-long Olynda - come on in! So glad you joined.

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  4. Loving your cold shoulder top... now I want one.

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    1. Thank you. I'm in the process of making an unplanned version 2. Hope you get your pattern soon too!

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  5. I absolutely love the tops! They are all fantastic!!!

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    1. Thank you Summer. Email me your picture of the top you made as an attachment so I can get it posted.

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  6. Great sew-along!
    Great tops Myra and Faye!
    Myra, my husband was in awe that you made your husband's shirt...he just knew you bought it,lol!

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