Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Happened to May?

Wow! I really can't believe how fast we went through the month of May! If your days are anything like mine, you definitely can relate to not having enough time in the day! Life is flying by entirely too fast!

I want to give you all an update on what I've been doing lately (other than sewing that is!).  I recently became the co-host on a live internet show called "That Sewing Blab". It's a great show where the Host (Dawn Pengelly) and I interview individuals from our Sewing community.  It's truly a lot of fun and the viewers who are watching can comment and ask questions or get to come on live to ask their questions of the person being interviewed as well! 
 
If you've not seen or heard of the show before, there are two ways in which to watch. You can come on the live show played on Crowdcast.io every Tuesday at 7:30 PM EST. Just follow That Sewing Blab Facebook page where you will find a link to the new show every Tuesday. (To view the live stream, you have to download Crowdcast on your computer or your device first!) If you aren't able to view the live stream, replays are always available both on Crowdcast and YouTube after the show. I have linked both in this post and in the sidebar for your convenience.  If you get a chance, check out some of the replays and hope to see you live!

Also, for the month of May, we (That Sewing Blab) sponsored a "Pin It Sew It" event on That Sewing Blab.  Anyone could enter for a chance to win one of two prizes. (Ended yesterday, May 31st) All you had to do, was find an inspiration on Pinterest and sew it!  Both I and the host created our Pinterest inspired projects (but of course we are not eligible to win prizes, LOL!) ours were purely for inspiration to others!  The inspiration I selected  from Pinterest is below and how I decided to re-create it.  This was truly a fun project!  

 

I know these types of tops are normally re-created  from "men's shirts", but I wanted mine to be more fitted to my body, so I started McCall's 2353. 
 
I followed the directions to make the shirt, minus the collar band and the collar.  I also, created a longer than normal cuff for the sleeve, which ended up 4 inches longer. Then I measured 3 inches down from the top of the neckline and made a level line from shoulder to shoulder at this measurement.  (I'm so sorry everyone, I didn't take pictures of it! If I remake it and I just may, I will take pictures of it at that time).  I cut across this line, removing the top half of the shirt. Then I created a channel for the elastic which I inserted from sleeve to sleeve across the back only. (I wanted the front to remain flat)

Other than that, to make mine different from Pinterest inspiration, I added a contrasting button panel.  The fabric I used is a beautiful Black and White striped, 100% Italian cotton I purchased from Pennie Fabrics. The contrasting black fabric is a rayon challis from my stash purchased quite a while ago from Michael Levine Fabrics.  I also added white buttons to contrast against the black button panel and I think the look turned out pretty good!

 
 

I truly love how the inspiration turned out and I just may make it again! (Maybe as a dress this time!)

 
 

I hope you all had a wonderful May and I'm looking forward to a nice warm summer filled with lots of sewing!

Have any of you gone on Pinterest to look for inspirations for your projects?

Happy Sewing!

 

22 comments:

  1. Where DID May go, indeed?!

    Thanks for the info on the Sewing Blab, I'll have to check it out.

    I LOVE YOUR TOP!!! I saw it and thought it was interesting and creative but I LOVE IT on your body!!!!!

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    1. You're very welcome and hope you enjoy the show! Thank you so much! I typically like knit fabrics....however, this is one woven top, I truly love!

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  2. Your too is adorable! I am curious about what happens when you raise your arms! It seems to me that it's going to slip up over your shoulders...how do you keep it in place?

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    1. Thanks Kathie! Actually, it does not slip up on my shoulders...thank goodness! Because I hate fiddling with clothes! It's pretty snug on the sides of my shoulders and there is not much fabric in that area.

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  3. OMG your top looks so amazing. I love the contrasting button panel. I'll have to check out your show on YouTube. What a well-deserved opportunity for you.

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    1. Thank you so much Olivia! And the show is truly so much fun!

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  4. So that is where you have been! Congratulations on the show! Also, your top is amazing! The contrasting button panel is lovely.

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    1. Yes Ms. Vanessa, I have to stop letting my blog get behind, because I do love writing! Thank you for your kind comment! This is one of my favorite woven tops

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  5. I love your top Myra! I think your version is even better than the Pinterest picture. The contrast really makes it sharp! I've been enjoying watching That Sewing Blab (well, binge listening is more like it! :D), and congratulations on the co-host spot. You guys do an excellent job engaging the guests. I'm looking forward to more shows and more opportunities to enter these challenges!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! I know I mentioned this before, but it truly is my favorite "Woven" top! Dawn and I truly appreciate when our viewers of "That Sewing Blab" comment on how much they enjoy the show! That's our intent, to have fun and give great content! We really hope our viewers have fun (and participate too!) again thank you so much for the very kind comments!

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  6. Wow! Love this top and even better looking than the Pinterest inspiration top! Thanks for the info on Sewing Blab!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very kind comments! You're very welcome regarding the show information. We hope you get a chance to watch and enjoy the show, either live or replay!

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  7. Wooow, congrats on the show, can't wait to watch it, and your top.. so lovely

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    1. Thank you so much! Please do and I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. I love this and it looks amazing on you! Congrats on The Sewing Blab. That's really cool.

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  9. It turned out beautifully and wow do you look gorgeous wearing it! Can't wait to check out the show, too! Thanks for the info!

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    1. All your so sweet! Thank you so much! And you're very welcome! I'm trying to get the information out to the rest of the Sewing community who may not be aware of this show!

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  10. Your shirt looks amazing, Myra. I love how the contrasting placket was a happy "accident". I love it when that happens.Love the cuffs too.

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn!! I do too!!

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