Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some Quick Summer Tops

I decided to knock out a couple of quick summer tunics this weekend. I am quite short on summer clothes as I simply love Fall clothing (good thing I live in Alaska!) and my closet is quite lop-sided with wools, sweaters and jackets. I will be using a Simplicity pattern with a simple square-neck pullover top with side slits and darts.

I have almost finished the one below in an ethnic batik-looking cotton. I will add some wood bead detailing to the neck. Probably just another hour on this one.

This cotton border print will be sewn in a slightly longer length than the pattern depicts. I may add some Indian Shisha work to it. Haven't decided yet. But for those of you who might be interested in adding it to your creations, there is an excellent tutorial at Joyful Abode

This pique will be sewn as is. No additional embellishment.

I'll post an update with pics when I get the shirts done.


buckeyesue said...

I can't wait to see the tops when they are finished.

Were all of these fabrics in your stash already?

The Indian mirror embroidery work sounds interesting.

CharityinAlaska said...

Yes, all from my stash. I'm on a Fabric Fast this year. I'm only buying fabrics that are needed to finish a project from my stash (such as backing for a quilt or a quilt color I'm short on). I'm also allowing myself to buy fabrics if the project is a gift or charity work. I started with approx 800 yards in my stash and I'm currently at 659 yards. I've sewn up or given away about 140 yards!

Paula said...

What!?! Did you say no embellishment? Who are you and what have you done with the real Charity?

Just kiddin' ya'! I love the first fabric. I'll be anxious to see it made up.

CharityinAlaska said...

Hey..didn't you read the title? QUICK summer tops.


Christine Bean said...

Love you creativity!

Christine Bean