Saturday, April 10, 2010

Unofficial month of tops ...

Whilst I didn't officially join Faye's Month of Tops because I haven't finished my SWAPs and I really need to concentrate on those ... I found myself fondling some SWAP garment remnants that just hadn't made it back into the cupboard. Monday night I cut these out while I watched television. It really makes a diference having loads of things cut out and ready to sew.
This is Kwik Sew 3338 with short sleeves in extra small. I sewed this up before I went to the gym this morning.

This is also KS 3338, exactly as above. I sewed this one when I came home at lunch time.
This final one is BWOF 05-2008-103 top, but with the symmetrical drape of 104 dress because I liked it better than the assymetric drape of the top. The buckle is shell and I'm not sure where I got it from, most likely the op shop.
While the first two are inoffensive tops that will see lots of wear at this time of year, I'm not feeling the love with the last one. I'll try it on again in the morning when I'm not hot and sweaty and just a little bit grumpy. It's supposed to be autumn and it was still around 32 degrees celsius today. Tomorrow I get to work on the faux leather bound buttonhole ...

15 comments:

Steph said...

I love all of them, and I'm not a knit tops type of gal. Wow, especially the red and white print, I noticed it on GF and wondered how it would make up. I shall wonder no more, and devote myself to scheming how I can get my hands on some. It is really lovely, I'd have probably messed up the gorgeous neuvo-Islamic-art feel of the print by trying some draped top, really great how you used the fabric.

Sue said...

All your tops are lovely but the last one really appealed to me. I think it's interesting with the belt bit at the front and the way it wraps from the sides around to the front. Sometimes you just don't feel the love for a certain garment.

Gorgeous Things said...

Isn't it funny - the third top was the one that I really liked. But I hear you - sometimes you just don't feel the love.

Sharon said...

Love your take on the Burda top and I may have to try this out myself.

Your other tops went together really well and fast.

Sue said...

Your tops look great - not sure where yOu are but it was unusally warm here today/tonight!

gwensews said...

Thoswe are all terrific tops. I love to "whack and stack" cut, having things ready to sew when I can get to the machine.

Faye Lewis said...

You might be unofficial, but your tops of GORGEOUS!!!

Handmade said...

Cute tops - I'm thinking of taking your advise and having a heap of stuff cut out ready to go - sounds good!

kbenco said...

Before gym and before lunch! On a roll Carol. Terrific sewing and smart tops.
It is well over 30 here today. I think I will make another sundress for autumn :)

Sheila said...

I love all of them but the last one is my favorite... I haven't exercised in 2 weeks and you have reminded me that I need to get back on the wagon.

Vicki said...

Great tops. I must dig out my KS3338 and sew up a few.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I hope you warm up to the BWOF top--it looks like it will be very flattering and I love the true red.

Mary Nanna said...

Looks like you did a good job on those Kwik Sew tops - and your binding is sitting flat, something I have struggled with. Isn't it just wonderful to be able to whip something up?

Kathi said...

I am really liking those. I must go through and see if I have that Burda!

WilburC_Custis said...

It's great!!..........................................