Saturday, April 25, 2009

Just under the wire...

About a week ago, I decided to join into Made by Rae's Spring Top challenge (that's her button over on the right hand side ------->.

I'm not sure what I was thinking here - I already had at least 5 other projects going that were higher priority. But, I figured this would give me some incentive to get some sewing done for myself ~ after all spring is the perfect time to think about some new wardrobe pieces. A few days later - I'm still minus a spring shirt! Despite the growing stash of fabrics at my house, there wasn't much in there that would really work for me - not for a ladies blouse. Ack!!! The spring top deadline approaching and I was still without even the fabric for the project. Luckily, I managed to find some new spring quilt fabrics at a local shop and was blown away by Arcadia by Sanae (Moda fabric) - the colors are very hip and fresh and the fabrics are really lightweight - perfect for shirting. So after purchasing some yardage, and a pattern I got to work.

Ok so here's my entry (above). The pattern is New Look 6407.
Buttons are vintage Lucite (aka raided from mom's button stash). I really like how it turned out and the fit is perfect. Always a good thing in the end.

There you go Rae!! Hope you like it! Now if only the weather would cooperate, maybe I'll get to wear it! Now on to the other projects that really need to get done.

If you feel up to it, take the challenge, you have until the end of April to submit your own entry to the spring top challenge :)
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