I am so grateful to have found the "Starting at the Top 2012" sew along. I'm not a super active blogger, but I have been bitten by the sewing bug lately, needed some new tops, and really wanted to get sewing again!
I have a decent stash, and I've decided that what isn't sewn by the end of 2012- will go. I'm really working on getting things made, I hate to say goodbye to fabric! I have always had a joke that I have a fabulous wardrobe, it's just in three yard pieces in my sewing room!
Today was an awesome day, got lots done, even secured our computer network finally, but now we can't connect to it from anything but an iPad or Nook....hmm....looks like this will be a case where I call in a professional.
So, heres the sewing report, with pictures to follow tomorrow. I picked up a top pattern at JoAnn the other day that met my criteria of..no interfacing required, could be made of cotton, and no zipper required!!! Interfacing, I just don't care for, I need to study this more, I'm probably using the wrong kind, COTTON- I live where it is hot, super hot, in the summer, and I need to wear as little as is modestly and legally possible, so cotton is a must, and lastly, I hate puttin zippers in, mostly because I'm an impatient sewer and don't take the time to do it right.
I used a piece of batik cotton gauze for this top, and I made view A with the front ruffles. I cut the 16, and it needed only a little adjustment on the sides, possibly because the gauzy fabric stretched out a bit when I pressed it. I LOVE how this top turned out! The only thing is its a little low, but it will be great for weekends and vacations! Next up, the same pattern, but I believe view E out of a navy blue batik.