Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sweetheart top for me!

Well, I did it! I made something for me!! Yay! I went shopping this morning at the mall and bought the girls lots of new outfits (nothing for me....) and decided when I came home that I deserved a new top! My dd's had gone next door to play and dh is in china on business, so I was all alone....what's a girl to do! So, I went to a tnt - the jalie sweetheart top. This was a pretty easy top that I already had traced off and I used up a yard from stash (Yay!). It took me about 2 hours to complete. I did a rolled hem on the sleeves and bottom edge (the lazy way out!). I have lost about 20 pounds since the last time I made this top, but decided against a smaller size because mostly I was being lazy to trace off the new pattern, but also I justified it by this fabric is very thin and clingy and needed to fit a little looser to look good on my lumpy body. According to the jalie measurments, I should have made two sizes smaller.....I think I would have looked like a stuffed sausage if I had done that! This is one of those prints that looks a lot better made up into a shirt than laying flat. I am really liking all the colors much better now. It has been in my stash for at least a year....maybe longer. I bought it from the Fabrics & Notions group.
This is my third version of this top. I just retired one of them to amvets, so hopefully the pattern won't look too familar! Well, I pulled out of my stash another knit print maybe another quick jalie shirt is in store! Stay tuned! :)
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Julia said...

You look fantastic in the new top!!! You definitely deserve to have something new, too!

Heather said...

I've had that pattern in my stash forever! I don't really know what's stopping me from using it! Your top looks great!

Tanya said...

Love it, it's about time you made something nice for yourself but your girls are so adorable I would happily spend all my time sewing for them.

Jennifer said...

These tops are gorgeous!!!