Friday, November 16, 2012

Make It Yours!



Vogue 8793 by Katherine Tilton is a blank canvas with unlimited design potential. It's a fun tee shirt-type top that could go a little bit dressier, if needed. I wasn't in High Fashion more than 5 minutes when I spotted this striped knit with all my favorite colors in it.  The rest was easy!
 
What looks like piping on the collar is actually a zipper! Cute way to incorporate a fun detail. I used a sport zipper to add a little more girth since my knits were on the heavy side:
 
 
A fun sew if you're looking for something a little bit different. I might make it again without all the distraction of the different fabrics. See my complete Pattern Review here if you'd like more information on the pattern itself.
 
If I'm not back before next week I wish all of my friends in the states a very Happy Thanksgiving! 
 

23 comments:

  1. Love your top - I'm not that adventurous yet - but love seeing others take the plain out of clothes. Your top is great.

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    1. Thanks, BeaJay! This one is actually pretty easy...you should give it a try...

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  2. COOOOOOL! I love the colours, and how you did asymetrical blocking. Really, really fun top!

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  3. You've made this your own! Are you getting slimmer?

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    1. Hey Ruth, yes, I've lost 15 lbs. Thanks for noticing...!

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    2. You are so hilarious. Weight Watchers online. Easy as pie. Planning to lose another 5 just because it's been so easy. It gets in the way of my wine drinking but I needed to cut back some on that anyway...lol ;D

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  4. I adore this pattern , the Tilton sisters are quite ingenious. I love your version too- very cheery and warming for your autumn - you really know your colours.

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    1. Janine, for some reason I thought the Tilton girls were mother/daughter. Thanks for the enlightenment on this. Sisters are even better!!

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  5. So lovely! I´m into tops lately and now I´m regretting not having order this one in my last order!
    The colours are great, and the fitting is very good too. There is everything to like about this one!

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    1. Try this pattern, Merche, it was really fun. Go down a size, though. It runs large...

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  6. I really want to get going on this pattern - I love it and your version - I agree with Ruth - are you getting slimmer?

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    1. Thanks, Pauline, it was fun. Yes, I've lost 15 lbs so glad it is showing...lol
      xo

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  7. What a wonderful version of this T. My version went to Goodwill due to a bad decision with respect to fabric weight and color. Are the two fabrics the same weight? What are they?

    And Happy T-Day to you too!

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    1. Martha, I used 3 different weight knits and the combo was sort of nightmarish...check out my PR for the gruesome details...lol

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  8. Love your top, beautiful colors!

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    1. Thanks, Coco...and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  9. What a great creative top! I love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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    1. Thanks, Myra...trying to keep up with you!

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  10. OK, next question has to be - how did you banish 15 lbs?

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  11. How cledgy!! I believe once one's sewing skills and style are established, taking risks is mandatory for the sewing mojo. Your last two garments represent great skills and vision! Congratulations on the weight loss too - you look fab! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, what a sweet compliment. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family...
      :D

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  12. I love the fabric combinations that you chose. Nice shirt.

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