Monday, June 4, 2012

Simplicity 2892

Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeeee help me get my sewing groove back on! I don't know what's the matter with me! I always told my students that when they felt overwhelmed with projects or startitis, to just do something simple. A simple project that you know is failproof and can be finished quickly. A no-brainer project. So, I took a dose of my own remedy and made a few simple tops.

When inspired by something, anything...I have a hard time thinking of anything else.
When I first saw the Cabi RompTop, I spent hours searching the internet for "paper finish chambray" and finally had to settle for washed and re-washed and washed again chambray, without a paper finish. I found my chambray at Joann's.  But I'm still looking for what would be considered a paper finish! The pattern?  Simplicity 2892. View A, without sleeves.


                     And I made yet another one, from some stash fabric...a semi-sheer linen blend print.


I did without the facings, scooped out the neck a bit,  and sewed a bias binding facing instead.
And my usual FBA.
The method I use so I don't have to add a dart is a simple slash method, illustrated here.


It's a cute basic top. I would suggest you try it! It might be just the thing you need to get you out of your sewing slump.


8 comments:

  1. I am planning on using that same pattern and was wondering if I should do a fba. How do you do that for a top like that with no darts. Do you just add a dart and rotate it into the pleats at the top?

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  2. I have made that top a couple of times,it is a good one. Your new tops look fantastic, perfect additions to your summer wardrobe. Now, do tell, where did you find the chambray?

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  3. Cute tops for warm weather. Like Kathy, I would like to know where you put the FBA dart.

    Love your style. You are always an inspiration!

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  4. This does not look like a sewing slump, maybe a minor slow down! That sewing machine of yours needed a little rest, it was in a one woman marathon.
    I have been sewing, yes, me. It grabs me every once in a while. Funny enough, a simple tank top today.

    But I really came over to ask about Scotty and his progress because I really want to meet him this summer. Throw me a bone, will ya?

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  5. The FBA I use so I don't have to add a dart is a simple slash enlargement. You can see one at
    http://cuttinglinedesigns.com/simple-bust-enlargement.aspx.
    Of course, the bonus with this top is that it does have those pleats at the neckline, which allows you even more wiggle room.

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  6. Lori, I found the chambray at Joann's. I'd still like to find a finer fabric to use for this particular top, though.

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  7. I must have been really tired earlier in the week when I wrote the comment on the gorgeous top!!!!

    YOu have to be my seamstress when I win the lotto!

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