Saturday, January 26, 2013

Have you been to Yalta

I have been meaning to get this post up since last week, but have been feeling a little under the weather.  It has been freezing cold here and it doesn't help when the building you work in tends to run on the colder side.  I was fighting a sore throat that finally turned into a full blown cold today and I have a pulled muscle in my lower back.  Let's just say Motrin is a wonderful thing when you finally take it.  A heating pad doesn't hurt either.  Anyway, I would like to talk to you about Lena Merrin and her blog, The Sewing Space.

I had the honor of being selected with 9 other lovely ladies to test sew Lena Merrin’s Yalta top.  

It is a downloadable pattern consisting of two pattern pieces.  I have worked with downloadable patterns before and I will add that this one does have a few pages to tape together, but it is so worth it.  

This top is very well drafted.

The fit is spot on, and from looking at the pictures of the other testers, there is not one body type this top does not flatter. The fabric used is a 4-way stretch rayon knit I purchased from Walmart a year or so ago.  There is nothing like stash busting.

I plan on making a few more of these.  

Check it out for yourself.


Faye Lewis said...

Very nice top Andrea!

Adelaide B said...

Yeah, that top totally suits you.

Judith said...

This really suits you - great fabric choice! And thanks for sharing a few piccies of you-in-action...J

Sheila said...

Lovely top and that print is perfect for it. Question.. What song were you singing? Whatever it was, I am sure you rocked it.

Clio said...

What a fun top! I've never heard of Lena's blog before, but will be sure to check it out.

Tanya said...

Love it, looks great on you. I hope you're feeling better. Take care of yourself.

SEWN said...

super cute top!!!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is a really great top! Love that side tie detail.

Cennetta said...

Sing, Andrea, Sing! Lol Girl you are workin' that mic and the cute top. You know I'm go to make it too.


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