Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Start at the top ...

The lovely and talented Faye is hosting a sewalong called Start at the Top where the idea is to pull out all the top/tunic/blouse patterns you've never sewn and actually use them. As luck would have it, I had already started this process inspired by Rhinestones and Telephones Franken Pattern Pledge.
The two patterns I had pulled from my stash are M5241 and B5247. The fabric is a heavy cotton interlock that I bought at an op shop in Mullumbimby for the bargain price of $3 for 3 metres. I really like this fabric and never quite knew what to do with it. It is more colourful than this bad picture shows and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of these garments.
I'm making the shortest version of the cardigan and the short tunic with long sleeves. Two garments for three dollars! This is what I love about sewing.
Easter is 5 days long in Hobart so as well as these two garments, I think I may also make a long version of the cardigan out of some purple slinky that didn't photograph very well. I have a few other things in mind but I need to spend a bit of time staring into the stash cupboard before I decide.
As for my jeans, I just need to put the waistband on and hem them and my SWAP is done!! I'm really looking forward to a productive sewing weekend.

7 comments:

velosewer said...

Hi.
I've done B5247 and had to slim down the sleeve width. This is a fabulous pattern to make so check the widths before you cut.

Sharon said...

Your fabric will be a lot of fun and will look very good in those patterns. Excellent work with the jeans and then your is SWAP finished, fantastic!!

Sheila said...

Oooh fun fabric and looking forward to your garments. I am really interested in seeing how you use the stripe fabric. I have some pink/red stripe and need inspiration to help me make something with it.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a great find! Stripes are very now, so you'll be right in fashion.

LadyBugg said...

I love the Cardi pattern, will look lovely out of your stripes. Be sure to put the finished product up, look forward to seeing it made. Have fun.

cidell said...

Wow How much to I LOVE that knit? I had a similar one in primary colors that I screwed up in cutting into a tee a few years ago. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Faye Lewis said...

I had all kinds of stuff bouncing back, but I'm glad you got in! looking forwarding to seeing your pretty knit tops on the blog.