Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vogue Cross Bodice Top

I finished my Vogue Cross Bodice Top, it's from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue.

The yarn is Lion Brand cotton ease. I started a couple of projects with this yarn and frogged them but I think it was perfect for this project.

I machine stitched the seams, my hand sewing looks terrible.

Of course it's to cold to wear it now but that's ok. I'm working on the leaf yoke top in a light grey.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Seams Wrong

As I said I had to do some creative cutting to get this top out of my remnant. There's a center back seam, a front seam, that's cleverly hidden by the front ruffle and a horizontal seam in the front. The pattern is McCalls 5977, view A. I'm trying to squeak this in as part of the Start at the Top challenge.

I still have to add the facings and hem it. My sewing time was interrupted because I spent most of the day stripping wall paper and I'm convinced it is the most evil thing ever invented. Why would anyone use wall paper in a bathroom, very, very bad idea. On the plus side my GS helped, he works harder than most grown men I know for the price of a Happy Meal, we were able to get 95% of it done.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekend Wrap and Honest Opinions

This is a KitKat cake, I got the idea from Noble Pig.

My GS turned 9, yes 9 I can't believe it, he was very impressed with the cake. My cake baking skills are fine, always from scratch but decorating not so much. When I saw this I had to make it. A bit too much for me but if you're 9 you think it's awesome.

My first Starting at the Top, top. It's Simplicity 2554, I think the fabric was purchased at Wal-Mart for 1.00/yd. It's paper thin so I lined it with nude knit tricot. I love Faye's sewing challenges. They really inspire me and I love seeing what everyone comes up with, great jump start to Spring sewing.

I was going to name this post when fabric speaks listen but then my DD came over and said, "Mom, what is that Chinese dress on your form, it's looks like a Madea dress", not a compliment. It's Simplicity 4190.

So I put it on with a belt and sandals so she could get the full effect, she did say it was cute but I'm not so sure she was sincere. Then my friend came over and I showed it to her and she said, "that's ugly" I'm glad I have an honest DD and friend but I really like the dress. It was going to be a top for the Start at the Top challenge but I decided to make the dress instead. So the jury's still out on this and you can be totally honest because the people that love me certainly didn't hold back. Lol.

I want to make the sleeveless top/jacket for the challenge.

This is cut out and waiting, I used a remnant and I had to do some creative cutting so we'll have to see how this works out.

In any case I'm enjoying the Start at the Top challenge and Thanks again Faye for jump starting my Spring sewing.

Leibster Award

Pam at A Notion to Sew nominated me for the award.

The rules of the Leibster Blog award are:

1. Thank your Leibster Blog award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy/paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Leibster Blog award to 5 blogs (with 200 followers or less).
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment.

Here are my five nominee's:

Thanks Pam, I appreciate being nominated and I really appreciate you reading my blog.