Friday, May 29, 2009

Another Summer Top Done

Remember I cut out five garments last weekend, but only got three finished? Well, I finished another one.

I first made this pattern two years ago and didn't like it at all. After writing a review on PR, I was told that it didn't make me look pregnant, just full-busted. Well, I guess that's better. Everytime I wore the first one, I got loads of compliments. The pattern is Simplicity 5013 which is an OOP Jr. Plus pattern. I sewed the largest size with alterations, of course.


I still think it looks a bit maternity, but that's what's "in" right now. Today I'll cut out a pair of red jeans to go with my new top. I'm not sure if it is proper for a plus-sized woman to wear red jeans, let alone a sleeveless top, but I'm going to do it. If I can keep up this pace up, I'll get my summer wardrobe done before summer gets here. That would be some accomplishment.

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  2. I had to laugh ,i was just looking at some red fabric i bought for a suit.Red is my favourite colour but i'm rethinking whether i could go red from head to toe.LOL.
    Maybe some contrasting top stitching would be enough to break it up...mmmmmm

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  3. Red is a color that anyone who wants to wear red can and should wear! Why not? You should just feel good in whatever you wear. The top doesn't look maternity, but I know what you mean about the style these days.

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  4. You are on a roll!! That means I need to get crackin. Red jeans, sounds great to me, my favorite color is red.

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  5. Doesn't look maternity to me. You look cute in both tops. I started a sewing blog, come take a look.

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  6. I think your tops are very summery and pretty. If you want to wear red pants, wear them and be proud!

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  7. Your tops look beautiful on you. You look cool and chic. Love the red floral top. I need to add more red hues to my wardrobe. I'm even thinking about knitting a red cardigan. Something bright to offset all the black that I enjoy wearing. lol! :)

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  8. The top doesn't look like a maternity top to me. It's really cute. As for red pants -- go for it! Red is a great color. I, for one, get sick and tired of the so-called rules -- plus-sized ladies shouldn't wear this or that! Says who?? I think it's nonsense! Wear what makes you feel good. Wearing red is all about attitude. Wear it proudly!

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  9. Everyone needs a great sleeveless top and you sure have it with this red floral. I think the red jeans will be perfect. Forget that plus size rules crap........

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  10. Never make decisions about what may seem 'proper', just wear what you love! Great top BTW!

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  11. I think the top looks great on you. I think you'll get a lot of use out of red jeans--they'll fit right in with your wardrobe! I am lusting after a red denim skirt.

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  12. Hi Sherril! Email me at lindsayt sews [at] gmail dot com and I'll forward Pam's email to me about what to consider when offering sewing lessons. Love the tops!

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  13. I say go for the red jeans. You may or may not want to go red head-to-toe on some days, but they'll be a great neutral with black or white tops, and probably a lot of other things in your wardrobe.

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  14. i'm plus sized too and i wear sleeveless tops. i've got one cut out to sew up soon. red jeans! that takes me back to my high school years when i had red jeans. boy, i loved those jeans.

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  15. You look great in BOTH tops. I love the red one on you especially.

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  16. I'll add that it is ill-fitting clothes that us bigger gals should stay away from. Sexy, well fitting outfits are PERFECT! You look fab.

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    Happy Sewing!

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  19. I love all the tops you've made! Do you buy a plus-size pattern? Do you find you have to do a full bust adjustment even on a t-shirt pattern?

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    My mom has one too. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  21. Love both tops,Sherril,but I absolutely adore how the green(?) one looks on you.The fabric is divine and the fit is amazing.
    We have a similar shape- what a pain that it's OOP. Have you,by any chance, seen another top that is similar?

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