diary of a crafty momma

confessions of an impatient crafting momma, prone to procrastination & downright laziness.

sewing right along

on May 1, 2013

so, once again, i have waited until the last minute to decide to be involved in something. this time, though, there’s no begging for votes on my part…so lucky you 🙂

anyway, madebyrae.com has an annual spring top sewalong and this year, i finally decided to submit a top (or two or three).  they were all super easy & super quick to make…since those are my biggest “requirements” for any sewing pattern, i was happy to make them. and now, i’m even happier to have them made & ready to wear through the rest of spring and probably summer, too!

ok, so, here goes…this top (below) was made using the sisboom “devon peasant top” pattern. i used fuschia knit (sheet) fabric and added a band of elastic to the sleeves & a couple rows to the bottom & top. it’s so much cuter than i thought it would be & very comfortable to wear. i already have another one cut, in a different fabric, and will be setting to work on it within the next day or two.

this one (again, below) is made with the same fuschia fabric (a twin sheet set goes a long way). this time i used the “la dolce vita blouse” pattern from the book “sew what you love” by tanya whelan. *(side note: i absolutely love this book! the patterns are great & the instructions are easy to follow)* anyway, i altered the pattern a bit (mainly because i didn’t pay as close attention to the finishing instructions as i maybe should have), but i am very pleased with the end results! this is definitely going into my “make again & again” folder!

and finally, this one (once more, below) is definitely my favorite of them all! i really, really, really (did i say really enough?) love this pattern! the end result is a fabulously comfy top that i could wear every day…once i make a ton more, that is! it’s another one from “sew what you love” and this one is called “everyday knit tunic”. i made a couple of these a few months again in the original sleeve length version & loved them so much that i decided to try them with shorter sleeves so i could enjoy it in spring & summer, too. i think it turned out great & already have the fabric lined up to make at least 2, if not 3 more! this one was made with jersey knit fabric that i picked up last week from the new joann store that’s open in west ashley (by the way, i am so over-joyed, excited to finally have a joann’s less than 30 miles away!). anyhow, i absolutely love the end result & can’t wait to make up more!

so, that’s it…i’ll be adding them to the flickr sewalong group today! i’m a bit nervous, but this is becoming the year that i step out of my comfort zone so i’m taking that step!

oh & i’m chugging right along with my book challenge…slower than i like, but life sometimes gets in the way of reading, so there’s nothing i can really do about that. i’m still confident that i can get 5 more books read by june 4 (i did finish “cutting for stone” and loved it).  then i’ll move onto my next self-imposed challenge…maybe more sewing related next time 🙂 since i do love that so!


One response to “sewing right along

  1. Roxanne says:

    Love all of them..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Sewing Something Everyday

I love to sew. Quilts and clothes, bags and pillows.

Ginger Makes...

I make stuff!

valeriu dg barbu

©valeriu barbu

Daily (w)rite

Author Site for Damyanti Biswas

The English Travelers

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Drama Queen Seams

Where handmade is back in style...

Nhan Fiction

"Hope is my catalyst."

The English Travelers

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St. Augustine


An International company that offers private antique art sales to clients around the globe.

Gembobs Inspiration

Gemmas Tutorials, Inventions, Ideas, Inspiration and Creations

The Wind from the West

Just another WordPress.com weblog


Trying to untangle what's tangled in (my) life.

The Baggage Handler

I made the impossible easy in both worlds!


Birthplace to all ideas:please, let me share a few of my own.

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Hollis Plample

draws comics

%d bloggers like this: