Monday, August 23, 2010

Making a few new tops

Hi Everyone!

How's your summer been?  Did you take any fun trips?  Did you see friends and family you haven't seen in a while?  Did you get to sew or craft more?  It's flown by for me.  Work was busy for me the first part of the summer, but we managed to get away for a couple of weekends recently.  We have a few trips coming up too and they'll be a lot of fun.  It's 103 today and I know we have a lot more warm weather to deal with, but it's August 23rd and that means we're closer to cooler days.  Think positive, right?

I've managed to sew a little.  I decided I needed some new tops and set out to make a few quick ones that I could wear to work.  I tried Kwik Sew #3003 and loved it.  I made size Medium and increased out to a large fit my hips.  Perfect!  It's a nice fit, not too tight and not too boxy.  I didn't even have to adjust the sleeve width.   I used fabrics I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics last summer.  They're all polyester/lycra fabrics.  I may make another one or two soon.  I think I'll change the neckline to a V neck  just to change things up a bit.

I also made the tank top from Kwik Sew #3232.  I made size Medium again, adjusted for my hip measurement and lengthened it an inch.  I made this turquoise top and another red one.  The fabrics are cotton knits.   These are great weekend tops for the weather here and I like wearing them under blouses if I need to.

Hope you all are doing great!  Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Sheila said...

You didn't just make a few tops... thats a lil collection there... :) I like all of them, but my favorite is the Grey one with diamond print.

Angie said...

Those tops are beautiful! Been thinking of you a lot and glad to see you are doing well.