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Monday, April 8, 2013

Simplicity 1872 - "Birds of a Feather"

When I joined Miss Faye's 2013 Essential Tops Sew-Along my goal was to get a single top done.  Thank God I did it!  This (last) project was actually an unfinished project that I was inspired to complete when I joined this challenge hosted by Miss Vita and Natalea.

Cute and simple is what I was going for here.  I've had this Cynthia Rowley pattern for a while and thought it was high time I got it out and stitched it up.  I combined Top A with the sleeves of Dress C.
This top has no closures - how's that for simplicity?!  As a result, the front neckline is a little wide which causes some front gaping but that's okay since if it were any smaller, I might not be able to get it on and off with ease.   

  Although this top has similar "properties" of a peplum design - two quarter circles, cut on the fold, stitched together at the sides and attached to the bodice - the word "peplum" never appears in the pattern description or instructions.   Instead the top is said to have an attached "skirt".

The fabric is a dutch wax print cotton with a fabulous bird featured throughout.  The colors are rich and vibrant which I think is somewhat lost in these photos but that's the kind of weather we had yesterday Saturday.  It even tried to rain a little.  What's a girl to do?  

That's all for this time!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time -
PEACE AND BLESSINGS!

20 comments:

  1. This is soooo pretty, and looks so pretty on you.. Love the fabric.. So proud we both got to finish up a project that was hanging over our heads.. and then another pretty top too [I am posting my vogue peplum top tomorrow.. yea]
    Happy Sewing... and hopefully we will be in another SAL... Together.. such fun.

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  2. I love this shirt. It's perfect!

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  3. LOVELYYYYYY top Lady!!!! Wow! The fabric and style is so gorgeous!!!! You look so pretty in this!!!

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  4. AMAZING!!! This top is a stunner you look fantastic!

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  5. Beautiful! I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You may pick it up at my blog. If you are not interested, please leave a message in the comments.

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  6. The top is far too cute to be in the unfinished pile. So happy that you were inspired to get it finished.

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  7. Terri you made it awful hard to choose pictures - they were all so good. I took #1 and #3. Your top is beautiful! Love the print and the style, and a big thanks again for participating in the SAL!

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  8. You go girl!!! I love the top and the print looks wonderful on you. The styling is great, too and I love it with the white slacks! Great job!

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  9. Love the top, love the color...it looks beautiful on you...great job!!

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  10. This is a gorgeous top, fun, vibrant, and so spring. I find wrap tops always gape a bit - sometimes I sew a small press stud fastener at the V neck intersection, or wear a little camisole underneath.

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  11. Such a great looking top! I LOVE the fabric. You look terrific!

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  12. Beautiful top and looks fabulous with the white pants.

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  13. You look beautiful in it! I love the print.

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  14. Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! I like your top much more than Simplicity's. Your fabric is just too cute!

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  15. So beautiful! I love this top and the fabric!

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  16. Great job! You look beautiful in your new top!

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  17. Great Blog! I've nominated you for an Liebster award.
    See your nomination on my blog.

    http://sewamusing.blogspot.ca/2013/04/liebster-award.html

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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