2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Long
Faye is hosting an essential top sew-a-long from March 24th (that's today I just realised) to April 7 2013. for more information, pop over to fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com.
This is a no pressure sew-a-long. As many of you live in the northern hemisphere, your spring is arriving and I think Faye wants to encourage people to add a bit of spring colour to their wardrobes. I think that is a great idea, but here in down under we are moving into winter so it is a little hard to find the Pantone bright and glorious spring colours in our fabric shops at the moment.
|Pantone Spring/Summer 2013 colours|
Glorious colours I agree, but I don't have anything quite right in my stash at the moment. As this is a no pressure sew-a-long (my favourite) I will make a top, but in a basic colour. White. Guaranteed to go with everything I've got. Guaranteed to go with Pantone spring colours when I finally find some. And guaranteed to go with things in my wardrobe. Plus I need some cool cotton tops for very hot weather.
I could even wear it with my cotton emerald green pants during our warm last burst of summer type of weather. Which enters into the spirit of spring colour that you northerners are enjoying.
This sew-a-long is a good opportunity to cross something off my sewing list that has been sitting there for absolutely ages.
And a chance to use a pattern that is in my pattern stash. I also have some white cotton homespun in my stash - perfect for the pattern I am going to use.
So, this looks like a win before I begin - a positive sew-a-long to join, and a chance to use fabric and a pattern from my large stash.
Now, the blouse:
As the fabric I am using is a cheap one I am going to be brave and forgo making the muslin, and hope that this turns out to be a "wearable" muslin. We only have two weeks, and today has gone. Over Easter I really have to do twelve months of paperwork. So, some corners will have to be cut (pardon the pun) in order to have a garment finished by 7 April 2013.
Faye has lots of participants but I am sure she won't mind if you join in as well.
Sarah Liz :)