Thursday, May 19, 2011

Made By Rae Spring Top Finalist!

Woo Hoo!  My "Blue Stripes Nursing Top" Made the cut!!  I'm one of the top 48 finalists in the Made By Rae Spring Top Sew-along and I couldn't be more proud. And to think I almost didn't finish this top because I thought it didn't look right at the half way mark.  I'm so glad I muscled through, this top is a keeper and one I'll be going back to again and again through the spring!

Welcome to everyone swinging by via Made By Rae.  I really wish there was more here for you to see, and I'm kind of kicking myself for not doing all the posts that have been rolling around in my head for the past 2 weeks.

I don't have much new to say on this top, so please scroll down and take a look at the additional pictures.

If you're interested in how I've spent the last year crafting and sewing my way through my (HUGE) fabric stash, stop by over the next few weeks as I recap all the sewing I did in 2010 and the early part of 2011.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring Tops - with better photos

Here are some much better pictures of the tops that I was able ti have hubby shoot for me last night. The colour of the blue top shows so much better in these pics. 

I got the best compliment on the Spring flowers top - hubby actually thought this one was store bought!!

More notes:
Spring flowers - love this top, super comfy and easy to construct although there are some fit issues (it's a little on the big side!)
Blue stripes - this refashion felt like it too a million years to finish, and it still has some quirks but I love it!! It works really well as a nursing top, it's comfy and I feel dressed up when I wear it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Sew-along tops - preliminary!

So here is a really really brief post on the tops I entered into Rae's Spring Top Sew-along.

1) Blue stripes nursing top by Meagan
This is a refashion of a mens dress shirt. kept the bottom hem, and the button placket.  Pattern for top half somewhat based on AMH Mariposa Tunic. I used the yoke from the shirt to make a band along the front, and created ties from thrifted knit pajama pants.

2) Spring Flowers Tunic by Meagan
Thrifted Sheet. Simplicity 3835. We'll call this a wearable muslin.  I like the colours and the shape, however due to the fact that I'm nursing I cut this a little on the large side so it doesn't have the best fit.  Also, I noticed only after I'd started sewing, the fabric has a wear line in the center where I cut on the fold!  Oh well, it was great trying  out this pattern, and I'll absolutely use it again. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Blogging Slacker Strikes Again!!

So I did actually spend this year sewing, I just didn't bother blogging any of it!  I made some felt softies for the kids, tops and aprons for myself, pants for bug and more, but it'll be a while before I manage to round up photos and post on all of it.

In the meantime I'm working on some entries for Made By Rae's Spring Top Sew-along.  Stay tuned, I'll hopefully have tops to post in the next couple of days!