11/10/09

Month of Tops Sew-Along

I have joined Faye's Month of Tops Sew-Along.

I pulled out 18 blouse patterns and narrowed it down to 4 (thinking to myself that I had to be realistic with the time I have remaining to get them done). Here is my run down of patterns, which is subject to changes...*hehe*

I'm starting with New Look 6407, which is a button-down blouse with darts, and sleeve variations. I will be using a poly/cotton fabric in a light blue and tweaking the pattern by lengthening the sleeves and using the sleeve band to create a French Cuff look , possibly extending the band for the right circumference. I checked PR and this blouse was reviewed 51 times... Wowzer!

I like the ruffle on blouse E and will do long sleeves, and again using the sleeve band to mimic french cuffs and the peter pan collar. Also this will be my first time doing ruffles. Any tips would be helpful.
This season I am seeing a lot of blouses with tuck detailing and thinking this blouse would be perfect.

I like the style of this pullover blouse and like the look of it with a vest.

I'm hoping to get started on cutting out NL6407 tonight and narrowing down my fabrics for the rest of the patterns. This is so exciting and looking forward to the other participants lovely creations.

12 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your last Khaliah Ali pattern is on my fall/winter sewing list! Great minds think alike!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice, all of them. Those will fit right in with your wardrobe especially since you wear jackets so much. I love, love, love #3789. I can see me in that shirt with jeans and heels !

Aminat said...

I love all your selection, I also have the last one in mind. They are all beautiful, I am sure your mojo is up high...Have fun

Andrea said...

I love everything you picked for the tops sew along. I can't wait to see how they work out. I'm going to try and start cutting my patterns out tonight. Last night was total complete wash out. I was too tired.

urbanknitrix said...

I LOVE french cuffs. You picked out some nice tops.

Faye Lewis said...

I am so excited that you are IN!!! I see that you have a really great line up planned. Thanks again for joining. Last night I work on top #3, but it is a dud. Don't know if it was the pattern, the fabric or me but it's going into the TRASH.

Opal said...

I like your pattern choices... I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Adrienne said...

Great tops! Can't wait to see them made up!

Lina said...

I like patterns you picked.My favorite is 4077.I love ruffles. :)

NGLaLALa said...

Great line up! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Susan said...

If I wasn't in the PR wardrobe contest, I'd be doing Faye's SAL for sure! Great choices you picked out.

Sew-Ann said...

I'm looking forward to the haps when they are done.

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