About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another Project Runway top



This is Simplicity 2927. You can also add short sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves or make a dress instead of a tunic. I chose the sleeveless tunic. I found that it went together very easily. I really love this fabric, I bought it several years ago for $1.50 a yard at Hancocks. I used a green fabric for the button and the mock piping. It fits really well, I made a size 12. The only thing is the top back wants to poof out a little, I think I may go back and add darts on each side of the zipper so that it fits to my body. This would also make an adorable dress!





I also used my narrow hemmer foot for the first time. I wish I would have tried it sooner, I love how the hem came out. It wasn't perfect, but like anything, the more you use it, the better you get. I used this tutorial from the Threads website.
There is lots of great sewing information on this website, I also love the magazine.





So far I am really loving the new Project Runway patterns, I have several more to try out : ) They are very stylish and give you lots of different variations.

10 comments:

muralimanohar said...

That looks really nice! What a great style!

Tine said...

What a great pattern! How are the instructions in the Simplicity-patterns? Do you find them ok? Easy to follow? I haven't tried one yet, for some reason we get Burda (and local Danish designers) most places...

This is so pretty, and you look great! CANNOT believe you have had 7 kids and still manage to look like that!!!

lera said...

Totally cute. I love that fabric. And what a bargain!

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Marie said...

Hmmm...are you sure you made a size 12? You sure don't look like a size 12. What a cute pattern. I have never sewn anything for myself. I usually just love doing children's clothing. I'm just afraid of the extras that come with adult clothing like collars, sleeves, zippers, etc...all the stuff I don't like to do!

Holly said...

Cute top! Did you know there is a Royal Standard in Lafayette? Let me go find the address for you...

Holly said...

Hey! It's at 2015 Johnston St. between the colleseum and USL...Go there!!! And scope it out for me!

Tonya said...

Oh WOW,thanks Holly! How did I miss this. This is only 10 minutes from my house. I may go Friday and check it out. Dh and I love doing this for dates and he gets off work early on Friday! Will let you know : )

Kristin said...

Oh I am *loving* it! :) Thank you for sharing the link to the Threads site too - I'm off to check it out!!

Also - Thank you so much for the sweet congratulations on my pregnancy on the blog. That was such a nice comment to wake up to. :)

Blessings,
Kristin

http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Trish said...

Just stopping by from the Reclaiming Home forum. That is such a cute top!! I agree, I love the fabric too. I really must try using different feet for my sewing machine.

Hugs,
Briar