Sunday, March 17, 2013

weekend wear

I caught my husband right in the middle of a secret birthday mission on Friday. I was at the Husqvarna Viking Sewing Center during lunch. And who was there?  That's right....JR picking up my serger!
I was on cloud nine the rest of the day.

 So yesterday, I had to play around with it.

I grabbed this pattern from my stash:

Vogue Alice and Olivia 1261 
I've made this before and promptly donated it because it had a bad, bad fit.  This time around, I compared the measurements to another asymmetric top that I own by Lori Goldstein.  This pattern has very generous ease. I went down a size this time around.


I did make a few modifications:  Shortened the sleeves,  added an inch to the length ( and I wish I had added a few more inches :/ ) and I made a v neck to replicate the v neck on the LOGO top. This required narrowing that neck opening, too.  But no worries, I'm making another one tonight, I think! This is perfect weekend wear.  It looks adorable under a jacket, too.  I'm in love with my serger!!!!!!

I'll be  wearing this top  today  to my daughter's house, where we're having a St. Patrick's Day Birthday Feast in honor of my birthday today!

Have a Happy, Happy Day!

17 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!

    That's really surprising that you were at the sewing centre right when your husband was picking up your gift! Bet it was a shock for him and an awesome surprise for you. Enjoyyyyy! :)

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! What a great gift.

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  3. Happy birthday! Your top is cute too!

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  4. Happy Birthday, dear friend. JR is the best! The top looks great and have fun making the next one.

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  5. What a wonderful birthday gift given by a very thoughtful husband! Enjoy it and have a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!

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  6. I just knew JR would do that for your birthday! I hope you have fun with the new toy. Looking forward to seeing more cool projects. Happy birthday, Lynne!

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you day is filled with love and laughter. Love the new top - looks super comfy! g

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  8. Happy Birthday Lynne. He really knows how to keep you happy.
    I like the changes you've made to this top. It really works for you - very stylish on the weekend.

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  9. Your husband must be a brilliant man. Happy Birthday ! Have fun and enjoy yourself.

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  10. Happy Birthday and what a brilliant gift! The top is great, and I love the bow print.

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  11. Happy birthday, you gorgeous gal you! Your new top is so elegant. I hope you had a perfectly lovely day :)

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  12. Happy birthday Lynne, and your top is lovely - very flattering cut on you. I think you enjoy your husbands gift for a very long time.

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  13. Happy belated birthday, Lynne! I didn't catch this yesterday as my boy was home and we were playing.
    I love the top, it's something I would make.
    JR is a very nice man. You are lucky to have him.

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  14. Well you look so pretty! Not a day older.
    Happy Birthday and I hope the gathering was great!

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  15. Happy birthday, girl! Love this top-- what a great print! Love the hi/lo hem on you!

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  16. Every sewer needs a serger and your top proves this point. Your smile is so big and I love the little necklace too...is it vintage like your "dead ladies pins?"

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