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Thread: A new top...

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    Senior Member Kara's Avatar
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    Haven't sewn a garment in a looooong time. And motherhood has taken it's toll on my wardrobe. Jeans & t-shirts being the uniform of choice.

    I needed something that I could use to "dress-up" jeans or wear with pants when I go on a date with HandyMan (DH).

    So I made this. Learned gathering and did some seam finishes and worked with bias tape that I made from the fabric so it matched perfectly, instead of "sorta".

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    very nice. Enjoy that "date".

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    Very cute! You did a great job.

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    Very, very good sewing, so straight and even. Love the fabric, so light and airy.

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    Looks fantastic to me.
    But I've got to tell you. I didn't read all the way through your post, just glanced, saw that you made something and scrolled down to the pix so that I could hurry and see it. Being a person that never wears jeans, only dresses, I though, "WOW, that's one short dress. I hope she doesn't drop anything that she'll have to pick up." Then I went back and read the entire thing and realized it was a top. LOLLOLLOL

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    Love your top ! Great job sewing.... Did you design it yourself or use a pattern ?

    Hope you have a grand time on the date :wink:

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    Where did you find the pattern?? It sure looks comfy and cool!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Now you are ready to go! Very cute top!Looks as if you did a good job sewing, now get busy and make more!!LOL

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    Very cute, well done. I like the soft colors. Make sure you wear pants, Raptureready will be watching, LOL.

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    Here's the pattern link....

    http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m538...ay&list=search

    I did the ruffly version without the ruffles. Not a big fan of froo-froo and fluff...

    And thanks to everyone for your comments :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Looks fantastic to me.
    But I've got to tell you. I didn't read all the way through your post, just glanced, saw that you made something and scrolled down to the pix so that I could hurry and see it. Being a person that never wears jeans, only dresses, I though, "WOW, that's one short dress. I hope she doesn't drop anything that she'll have to pick up." Then I went back and read the entire thing and realized it was a top. LOLLOLLOL
    Heehee! It's to be more tunic length, but being tall, it doesn't quite go there, but that's ok.

    Add some extra length, maybe a little extra width as it goes down, and I wonder if that would work to make it a dress???

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    It sure would!! JUst be sure to add the extra fullness as you lengthen.I've done that with tops I made.

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    Kara, a dress, or a very feminine and lovely nightie. Wink, wink.

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    very nice, I am getting ready to make some summer tops
    thanks for the reminder that it is time to get started

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    looks cute

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    Very pretty!

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    You did an awesome job, the seams look very professional, and I LOVE the top! You could stay at home and wear it for a dress.........

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    What a great top. You did a wonderful job. Multi talented.

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    Cute top and your workmanship on the garmet shines! Thanks for sharing.

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    You transitioned very well from quilting to clothing. Your seams are great and you will wear this with pride on your date. Great job.

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    I've made this pattern a couple of times. Great Job!! it is such a comfy top.

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    Nice dressy top! enjoy your date.

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    Beautiful finishing...great job...love the colour and the fabric.

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    Very nice, might have to try something like that as I get tired of just tee shirts.

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    I bet that would really look good on you, I reread that, It looks great as is, I'm going to quit. Theresse

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