2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

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...

April 23, 2017

MORE DAY 9 TOPS THAT POP...

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MORE DAY 9 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  32 AND GROWING!)
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
Lisa - MochaLover 12 - Butterick 6419

Mariela Alethia - Kassmin's Creations - Butterick 6419

 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

DAY 9 TOPS THAT POP SEW ALONG...

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DAY 9 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  30 AND GROWING!)
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:

Marilyn - Mountain Top Spices - New Look 6472
Sheila - Sheilaz-CKT - Tank refashion from RTW garment
 
 My 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
My Review:
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???
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll(at)cox(dot)net

Email Subject Line:  TOPS THAT POP

REPOST: DAY 8 TOPS THAT POP SEWALONG

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I accidentally deleted my first DAY 8 Tops That Pop Sewalong post - how I don't know.  I am re-posting so the tops that were in that post will be included in the sewalong journal.

Cathy - The Kentucky Seamstress - McCall's 7390


Shelia - Sheliaz_CTK - Active wear Tank and Bralette drafted from RTW
Faye - McCall's 7542 View C
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 22, 2017

MORE DAY 8 TOPS THAT POP...

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DAY 8 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  24 AND GROWING!)
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
 
Cecil Beverly - Facebook - McCall's 7359

 
Laquana - Facebook The Saldana Top


 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 20, 2017

DAY 6- 2017 TOPS THAT POP - NEW TOPS UP...

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DAY 6 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 

(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  17 AND GROWING!)
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
Myra - 1 Simple Inspiration - Drafted from Ready to Wear
 

Elizabeth - Elizabeth Made This - Refashioned From Existing Garment

  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

And as for me...
Not done yet,



Last night I did the facings and tonight I attached the upper sleeve  and stitched the side seam of McCall's 7542 View C.  I still need to pleat and attach the lower sleeve, hem and apply a back closure.  I am oh so close to finishing...

April 19, 2017

DAY 5 - 2017 TOPS THAT POP - NEW TOP UP...

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DAY 5 - 2017 TOPS THAT POP - NEW TOP UP...

DAY 5 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 
( TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE: 15 TOPS AND GROWING!)
 
  April 15th through April 30th
NEXT UP:
DIANE OSBORN  of Remembering Oz - with not 1 but 5 Sewaholic Renfew Tops


AND
KAREN NEAL of knsneal Instagram - McCalls 6436 view D -
I made view D with the band collar of view A. I narrowed the shoulders a half inch, lowered the bust dart an inch, and shortened the sleeves 2inches. I am pleased with the fit.
 AND
SUMMER of Happiness Is Living Life - Butterick 5988
And as for me it was Work Wear Wednesday


Butterick 6425 - Modified

 
   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