Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Tops!

I am making myself a new Spring Wardrode! So far, so good! I have started with a few tops. Shirts and tops can be very difficult to make, especially when you add elastic, buttons, pleats, gathers and/or zippers. The Sew Liberated Schoolhouse Tunic is great because it only calls for fabric. (ok, she does add elastic to the sleeves but I like mine 3/4 without.)  The fabric in this photo is Anna Maria Horner's Fortune in Chocolate from her Good Folk's line. I found it at Sew Love Fabrics Etsy Shop. I love buying from her because she wraps your fabric in such a neat package with 5" charm swatches and when it arrives it looks like a birthday gift! (Smiles!)
This is a work in progress. I know it looks like a completed shirt, you are right. I mean the pattern itself is a work in progress. The shape is simple, no buttons or zippers and you can make one in a matter of minutes. The bottom is smocked with elastic thread and gathers to show off your girlish figure. The smocking technique is the same as the Smocked Sundress in Heather Ross's Book Weekend Sewing. The fabric is Michael Miller Fabric, Big Plain Jane and quarter dots, in Gray. I found this fabric at Humble Boy's Etsy Shop
I hope you are sewing and/or  enjoying your creative time on your own. It is so important to recharge with you time! What is sitting on your table? What work in progress are you in the middle of? Have you starting on something new? What tutorial have you seen and you can't wait to start on?
Let me hear from you:)
As always Happy Sewing!
~Leah

4 comments:

Leigh said...

I love the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern. And that fabric is perfect for it!!! I might have to copycat you :)

Karin said...

Great tops, and those fabrics are perfect for spring!

Melinda H. said...

I love that second top!! It looks cute but you probably don't have to hold your stomach in when you wear it ;) Can't wait to see the pattern!

Jenny said...

I've had my eye on the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern since I first saw it. I've been searching for reviews of the pattern today and what I'm finding is encouraging me to buy it. Yours looks great!
~Jenny~