9/13/10

Shades of Blue

for my first fall garment using my vacation dress template (VDT).  I used the bodice portion of the dress and lenghten it an additional 10" (for the 1st one I only added 8").  Also, added the collar from Butterick See & Sew 5166 and removed 1/2" from the length, used sleeves from Simplicity 2850 and decreased the sleeve cap 1/4" using the sleeve cap from the VDT as a guide.  I am really having fun with the VDT and seeing all the possibilities.

I can't recall where I purchased the fabric and only know that the fabric is a medium-weight slinky knit in a denim blue.  As usual, I serged all the seams and again used the wooly nylon... I love that thread.  I will say that it can be a pain to thread the needle since the threads tend to separate.  I keep a stick of Elmer Glue handy and just swipe thread across the top and give it a twist between my fingers and presto all is right again...lol

I like to think of this as a wrap sweater than a wrap blouse... it hugs my body and  feels so good against my skin and it was perfect for New York's crisp temps this morning  paired it with navy slacks and a pashmina shawl and off to work I went.   My collar appears askew and spent a good amount of time trying to right what I thought was a wrong, only to realize that in pulling the ties tight around my waist it appears to control the collar like a puppet on a string.... but it didn't keep me from my Shades of Blue though...lol








My favorite spot to people watch until the birds chase me away...lol




Signing off with a Birthday card I made over the weekend.... until then have a Fabulous Week.


31 comments:

robin said...

It looks fantastic on you!! That neckline is great for you. I love "Frankenpatterning"....

Lori said...

Great looking top and you are making some fabulous cards. Have a good week, too.

Angela said...

Ooo... great top! I love the color and it's super flattering on you! I love your cards, too!

Aminat said...

You look lovely. Good job

Uma Preve said...

Fantabulous! The cards are so pretty!

Handmade said...

Fabulous top - lengthening it was a great idea!

Victoria said...

Lovely Wrap Sweater! The color and style suits you perfectly! Way to go on the TNT pattern.

Rosie said...

Looking great (as usual) Ms. Sheila! I am loving the creativity here!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Great top! I love how you are merging patterns to come up with the look you want!

Faye Lewis said...

You really worked those shades of blue, talk about designing. Looks good too!

Candice said...

I simply love this fantastic!

Andrea said...

That top looks great on you. Fabulous job!!! Love the card.

Heather said...

Gorgeous! That looks sooo good on you!

Gail said...

I love the idea of a wrap top/sweater. Personally I don't look great in a wrap dress, but could wear a top like this with a pencil skirt or pants to better balance the shape. Thanks for being inspiring.

Ophelia.K said...

It looks amazing on you. I wanna be wrapped by that too!

Trudy Callan said...

Gorgeous top.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

velosewer said...

Super cute top. You've done a great job again. Your wardrobe is looking impressive and it's only just turned to fall.

cici said...

one word. Fabulous... well done♥ Your Fall wardrobe is off to a good start

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Your top is very flattering !!! You photo well as usual ! Oh ! I love the card !

Rosy said...

Beautiful! I see how you combine different patterns for a garment is very inspiring for me.
So you have a little present in my blog.

gwensews said...

That's a very pretty outfit. Even your cami matches!

Clio said...

Sweet!

jae said...

Lookin good gurl!! Crafting is just so great shows all your creativity. love it.

NuJoi said...

I love it. Your pieces are always so sophisticated.

Sew Great To Be Me said...

Hello Sheila,
I'm a little confused. Is this top the bodice of B5309 with the collar of B5166? B5166 is actually quite similar with the wrap design and sleeves added. At any rate it came out beautifully.

Michelle said...

Wow, I love your top. It turned out great, and now I want to go turn a wrap dress into a shirt!

Sister said...

Gorgeous - beautiful fabric and it looks fantastic on you.

Clio said...

Hey Sheila - I've nominated you for a blog award which you can pick up at my blog. No pressure - I know it's not everyone's thing.

Here's the link:
http://fivemuses.blogspot.com

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Very flattering and love the fit on you! Pretty bday creation!

judy said...

Wow! Love this outfit, Sheila! Good job, and your cards are great!

Tany said...

WOW!! You look stunning in that outfit!