Monday, March 30, 2009

Ask and You Shall Receive

After the exhausting gray jacket—McCalls 6977. I needed instant gratification and Simplicity 3536 fit the bill. I made this pattern last summer view D after seeing it on Gold’s blog—back when I was still lurking and had not begun my own blog, I even used the same fabric. I think this is the last of my .50 Wal-Mart fabric. It’s the same type as the gray turtleneck and I was concerned that it would be see through but the cowl neck facing on the pattern provides coverage where you most need it and this will be a spring top.

It was so freaking easy, I think it took all of two hours, I cut it out yesterday and would have finished it but I had to stop sewing so I finished it tonight in about 1 hour—that’s what I’m talking about.

I also mentioned I wanted to make a few knit tops for Spring but couldn't find any cute knit prints at JoAnns. Well today after work I headed over to Hancock because they had McCall’s patterns for 1.99 and I wanted to pick up 5557, after seeing it on Adrienne’s blog. I was pleasantly surprised to find knit’s on sale for 2.99/yd and as you can see I stocked up and should be able to crank out quite a few knit tops. In addition to 5557 I also picked up these two.

I purchased this fabric last summer and was going to use a different pattern but when I saw Adrienne’s I switched.

I usually don't wear dresses, remember my cankles, in case you don't know what cankles, thanks to my Dad's genes I don't have ankles but sometimes I get over it and wear a dress every now and then especially in the summer, this is another one I saw on Gold’s blog last year.

This fabric will present a challenge with the border but I really like the fabric and I'm considering these two patterns. With either one I could use the border at the top or the bottom, we'll see....

This funky knit and this funky pattern, should make one funky top. I'm leaning toward the black/white strip view.

Notice all the patterns are fast and easy. That jacket left me fried, I need quick and easy for awhile but there's nothing wrong with that, challenge yourself and then give yourself a break. I don't know about you but that's one of the main reasons I sew, self expression.

This weekend promises to be filled with quick and easy sewing, I can't wait and it's only Monday.
Before I forget again, I used a size F crochet hook for the scrubby. I knew I would forget something and that’s kind of important.


De-Stressing with Cooking, Crafting and Gardening! said...

Fabulous top!

Adrienne said...

Cute top! I JUST made the sleeveless version of this yesterday and have my review scheduled to post tomorrow! LOL

Carol said...

I think I'm going to have to have that top pattern, too! I'm moving into autumn and it's the perfect cold weather garment for my climate. I LOVE that funky print and look forward to seeing it made up!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Wow! You've got more than enough to keep you busy for a while. And don't worry about the cankles you'll so be over carrying what they look like after a while! Wish we had a Hancock's here.

Julia said...

There's nothing wrong with quick and easy. I suffer from that instant gratification bug quite often. Now that I have the Easter clothing done, I'm doing some quick and easy projects. If everything was difficult I would get discouraged.

Jada said...

Cute top!! I am loving all the fabrics you picked out for your sewing projects. I love to find cheap price fabric at Walmart!! Thanks for visiting me! :)

Sheila said...

There's nothing like instant sewing gratification. The top looks great on you and perfect color.

You have an awesome line-up of tops and dresses... I am so looking forward to S3775 I just love the dress, now if only my JoAnns would keep it in stock.

You got a great deal on the knit fabric and looking foward to seeing what becomes of the border print fabric.

That is so kind of you. I would definitely appreicate you picking up the firm DVD. Thank You.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.