11/24/09

Simplicity 2850 - MOT #4

At it again with Simplicity 2850.... what could I add to this post that's different from MOT #2 and MOT #3, just that I nearly cut this top too short in an attempt to make it look more like.... what else a top...lol - instead of a tunic.

Used another poly/lycra, which was purchased from N&M Fabric Center.  During one of my daughter's shopping excursions on Jamaica Avenue, she came across this fabric store and called me excited about  it.  The following week we schlepped there where there were loads of knits. It's a small shop crammed with knits and tons of Indian fabrics in beautiful colors and intricate embroidery and gems.  Also there is a small  selection of african print fabrics in cotton batiks, metallic prints, and mudcloth.  The trip back home was totally comical, b/c we must have had 20+ yds of fabric and she realized that fabric can be a heavy load to carry.  Back in April I used 4 yards from the batch to make two blouses, one in a yellow abstract print and one in a red/black/white print.  To date, those blouses have become short-sleeve tops and worked well during the summer days.

This is how I will wear it today...

19 comments:

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty! I love the fabric on this one.

Michelle said...

Wow, I love it with the belt! Very classy!

alethia said...

Fierceeee. I am telling you Sheila you and Faye are my role models when it comes to tops. I am making plans to visit the fabric stores in Brooklyn ( I lived there 30+ years ago) and Jamaica after the holidays and late spring.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Love it! I am putting this store on my lust of place to visit when I come up.
Angela

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Did I have a majour typo? I guess I got excited about another fabric place. Yes, I am always lusting after new fabrics, but I'll put this store on my LIST. LOL
Angela

Sheila said...

Thank you. There's a story behind that particular fabric.

Yesterday my daughter arrived home and when she entered my sewing room... she saw the top on the mannequin and stated "that fabric sure looks familiar - MA! I know you did not use my fabric!" Uhhh yes dear..teehee

My daughter loves to wear sarongs and poly/lycra is the perfect fabric for it. I thought, summer is over and I will likely buy more poly/lycra fabric by then - so whats the harm...eh.

Of course, when I paraded downstairs to show her how the blouse looks paired with pant & cardigan...she immediately yelled MA! do not fix your mouth to ask me to take a picture - I am so not doing it!

So Ladies please let me know when you are ready to go on a Fabric Excursion and we can make a day of it. Plus I need to replace that fabric...lol

LoL @ RiAnge Creations - don't worry about the typo - we all lust after fabrics.

Erica B. said...

Great looking top! I love the fabric!

Sew-Ann said...

That fabric is the business! Strut when you wear it.

Andrea said...

You know I'm gonna be a hater today, LOL!!! But I do have to say that I love this top. The fabric is gorgeous. When I come to visit, you better make sure I stay away from your closet. A few garments might go missing.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Fantastic looking outfit. Sounds like an awesome fabric store. I wouldn't mind finding one like it too :)

Faye Lewis said...

I know that you were one very sharp girl at work today. This is so cute!!!

Jackie O said...

Love that look! Very nice.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is an absolutely fabulous top! Love how versatile it is!

NuJoi said...

I love it! Especially with the belt. This is my favorite so far.

Opal said...

Nice top. I love it paired with the sweater and belt. I am down for a fabric excursion. Let me know when and where.

Linda said...

Lovely top and looks great with belted sweater!

Gail said...

Totally sassy!

Tanya said...

I'm going to have to get on a plane just to go fabric shopping with you, the fabric for all of the tops is just stunning. LOVE EM ALL.

Monique said...

Getting in touch with your animal side. Ok, ok. :-) Very nice!