Saturday, June 07, 2008

This Wasn't on the Agenda...

Yesterday I was looking for the brown fabric that I wanted to make my shorts out of. I have been looking for this for 2 days, and although I had it in my hand when I started my jacket, I can't figure out where I put it!! Well, in my search for the brown fabric, (2 different pieces, actually. How do you lose 2 pieces of fabric?) I ran across this top all cut out with the lace and buttons already in a baggie. I was having a really depressing day and needed some sewing therapy, so I got started on this. I love it when everything is already cut out with all the notions - kind of like a "kit"
I am not happy with the button holes in this blouse, in fact, I had to rip out and resew 3 of them! The sad thing is that the buttonholes were perfect, but I just could not get them in the right place to save my life. I guess I was not thinking straight, because I usually have not problem with the placement away from the edge, but these are just too far - even though I did several of them over. I do like the pintucks, though.



I used a 2.0 twin needle and a pintuck foot. I don't know that I needed the pintuck foot, because these are spaced far enough apart that I could not use the guides on the bottom of the foot anyway. I tightened the upper tension and stitched down the lines I had drawn with erasable pen. I then pressed them slightly to the outside.

Tomorrow I start my quilting class. I am so excited. Unfortunately, it is a six week class, and I am going to miss three of them. Our vacation is planned from a Monday to Monday and my class is on Mondays. Then, the other day, I found out that I have an all day medical proceedure scheduled for the Monday after that. I'm bummed that I'm going to miss 3 classes in a row. So, I'll make the first two and the last. I'm hoping they will let me come in during another scheduled class (if there is one by the same instructor) to make up some of the time. I'm not sure how many of these fabrics I'll use, but these are what I'm choosing from. I definitely want the main color to be red.

15 comments:

Erica B. said...

Very cute top! Very summery!

Bonnie D. said...

That is an adorable top! How fun to find a "kit" in your stash.

Lori said...

Very cute top, the pintucks are really nice.

Alexandra said...

Pretty top! I love the pintucks, and the fabric is just so summery.

Summerset said...

Regardless of agenda, it's really pretty! I love those reds and I spy a paisley, too! Good luck on the quilt.

Michelle said...

lovely top,i love the shape!Its the perfect fabric for it too:)

Elaray said...

Don't you just love serendipity! You found a perfect summer top, all cut out and ready to sew! It's very cute! One of the things that frightens me most about quilting is selecting fabrics. You're quilt should look great.

Gwen said...

What a cute top! I love that style, with the pintucks and everything!

paco peralta said...

cute top and beautiful fabric. Good luck for their quilt lessons. greetings. Paco

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a treat to find everything all together! It is a great summer top!

fabricluver (Susan) said...

I love your top - it looks great! Very cool & summery.

Claire said...

Very, very cute. Love the fabric. The quilt fabrics are also very pretty. Have fun in class.

LauraLo said...

Very pretty and feminine top!

Isabelle said...

What a pretty blouse Nancy, so fresh!

bbitce said...

This is so pretty and feminine!