Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring is definitely here!!!!!

I can see it. April showers bring May flowers. I don’t know about you, but we have been having plenty of rain lately. Friday was our first break of sunshine in a couple of days, and last week we had a day that hit over 70. Since Faye was having the 15 day Over the Top sew-a-long, and yes, I’m apart of it, I figured I’d better get moving. Last Friday night(that's right a week ago this past Friday) I worked on 2 tops. One isn’t that Springish, but hey, I already had it cut out and I can wear it right now with the weather the way it is, so I worked on it. In fact, I wore it to work this past Thursday. Here is my final cowl for Kwik Sew 3740 .

The fabric is from Joanns, which I purchased back in the Fall before I put myself on a fabric diet. I’m also thinking about using this pattern to make a couple of t-shirts. I really like the cut. I also worked on Simplicity 2283, a mix of views A & D. A few people have done this pattern on PR. If you haven’t checked this blouse out yet, please do. It’s a little time consuming with all the pleats you have to sew in, but the reward and outcome of the blouse is awesome. The fabric I used on this one is remnant that I picked up at Jomars. It’s from Marc Jacobs. Yes I broke my diet for this one. When I saw it, I had to have it. It also didn’t help that it feels like butter. I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to yet and now Faye's doing a Bottom's up sew- a- long for the rest of the month. I figure, I can still get a few tops done and work on some pants as well.

On a totally different note, I want to thank all of you for the comments you left me in my last post. I really appreciate all of you and enjoy going to your blogs. Rachel, Myra and Monique, the shoes are Aldo from last Spring. Carolyn, even though it may seem I don't listen, I do.

Tricia(aka Ms. Clio), Thank you, thank you, thank you. I received the pattern(Kwik Sew 2935) in the mail along with the beautiful charm. I can't wait to work it up for Mr. D. In fact I think we've may have a problem. He asked me the other day even though I already have fabric picked out, if he could go in search of fabric on his own for this pattern as well, and he's asking about jeans, go figure. I barely have time to sew for myself. Oh well, my hands are going to be busy.

8 comments:

Elaray said...

Love the attitude in your picture! Like you're daring Spring not to come!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Both tops are nice but I LOVE the fabric in the second one!!! It's just right for spring!

Myra said...

Andrea, really cute tops! I love the Marc Jacobs fabric, it's gorgeous!!! I see why you broke your diet for this one! Thanks for the response on the shoes, they are really nice! Hope they're comfortable too!

Tanya said...

Great tops, love your sassy smirk.

MushyWear said...

Drop dead gorgeous top! I love that Marc Jacobs fabric too. Nice find and perfect pattern pairing!

Adelaide B said...

Oooooooo. The Blue top is a perfect blend of fabric and pattern. Very cool.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I would break all kinds of diets for that second fabric. Gorgeous! Both tops look like great staples.

Michelle said...

That Marc Jacob's fabric is gorgeous! What a fantastic set of tops, I am sure you will get a lot ow wear out of them.

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