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

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

FINISHED!!!

I finally finished the top, talk about a labor of love, that fabric was a pain in the butt! It was worth it though, I really love this top. It is actually a little bit too big, but I like the way it looks. I would rather my clothes a little big than too tight. I made a size 14. I probably could have cut it inbetween the 12 and 14 and it would have been perfect. The pattern is pretty straightforward, but I wouldn't consider it easy, more like intermediate. It would be easier on a different fabric, like a lightweight linen or a cotton lawn. Regular quilting cotton would probably be too thick. You want it kind of flowy. The neckline is a little bit low for my comfort. It isn't vulgar or anything, I just like things a little more covered up. Havn't decided what I am going to do about this, maybe a little lace camisole. I may make this again in the dress with linen. I can only handle these slippery fabrics every once in a while. I swear, it took me an hour just to sew the dang zipper in this morning.



This is my oldest ,Austin, giving my youngest, Ava, a piggy back ride this morning. I love pictures like this : ) I can't believe my oldest "baby" is almost 16 years old and over 6 feet tall! Time flies by.


16 comments:

Cassie said...

Your shirt is beautiful! The fit is lovely on you. I think you were very brave to sew with slippery fabric. I always run far away from anything but cotton. I'm a chicken.

Love the picture of your oldest and youngest together. Time does fly. My oldest baby will be 15 in a few weeks. Where does the time go?

Kelci said...

You are gorgeous! And are you sure you're not a size 6? That's what I would have guessed:)

muralimanohar said...

Oh, that came out gorgeous!! NICE!! :D

Your pic of the kids makes me think of the story dd was just telling me out of Roald Dhal's book Boy, about how he called his older brother ancient, like, he must have been *18*, lol.

SewQt said...

Your top is gorgeous as are you! I like the fabric and the drape...very nice. Your son is quite handsome too...beautiful children.

Trish said...

Oh, this is so lovely! Blue is quite complementary on you. I'm with Cassie, cotton for me mostly. But, if I am ever feeling courageous, did you learn anything about working with slippery material from this top?

Tine said...

That top is great! I am the same way with the low necklines, and have collected quite a few camisoles as a result ;-) It's strange, I looked at the photo, thinking that you were fine, why worry about a camisole?! And LOL! tried to imagine how I would feel. Strange how that works :-)

Tine said...

OH! It must be wonderful to see your older kids play with the little ones :-)
And what a handsome young man he is! I bet there are lots of girls hoping to be the one he would like to date. LOL! My goodness! When do they start dating? LOL!!! Why am I thinking of that?? Mine are only 3 and 1!!! There's plenty of time for me to get used to the thought :-) I hope!

Michelle said...

That is beautiful, I am not brave enough to sew for myself..( I think that it's that I don't really want to know my measurements!!LOL)
Your children are beautiful as are you!
Michelle

Tonya said...

Thanks Trish : ) Blue is my favorite color.

As for any tips for sewing with slippery fabric. I would say to sew very slowly, it slips out of place so easily that it makes sewing a straight seam difficult. There are probably lots of great tips out there that I don't know about LOL I don't know how they sew those designer dresses made from silk charmeuse? Can you imagine????

Marie said...

It turned out so cute Tonya! And that pic of your oldest son playing with his baby sister is so cute. Those are moments you never want to forget. My brother is 10 yrs younger than me and we did things like that all the time with him.

beki said...

That top turned out great - it looks wonderful on you!!

Lola said...

That is beautiful! I hate slippery fabrics! It seems like I have to use hundreds of pins to get it to work right!

lera said...

Cute top.

jona said...

That looks beautiful and I love it with jeans!!

randi---i have to say said...

I have this same pattern, but I haven't used it yet. Yours came out cute! Maybe I should get mine out and do something with it!

Amy said...

Love the top! I just sewed up the exact pattern--except the dress. I'm having a little trouble with the low neckline too! Never thought of a camisole! Thanks for the idea.