March 17, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT...

...LETS MAKE A FEW ESSENTIAL TOPS TO MAKE OUR OUTFITS POP!
To borrow Phadra's words, "Everybody knows" how I feel about TOPS.  They are:
  • such an easy way to add some excitement and color to existing wardrobe pieces
  • easy to make (most times)
  • a great way to wake up sleepy sewing motivation
So since SPRING officially arrives this week, what a great time to announce the

Yeah me!  I made my first real blog button!
 
I know you already have some styles in mind, and I do so hope you'll join me for this years top sew-a-long.  It's been so much fun in the past with a great number of tops being born into the world.

Here's the particulars if you think you can join up:
  • The sew-a-long will start next Sunday and run for two weeks (March 24th through April 7th)
  • Any style top will qualify (sewing pattern of your choice, self-draft or refashion)
  • THERE ARE NO QUOTAS
  • You can even participate if you don't have a blog, just email me your pictures and I will display.  
 What you need to do to sign up and participate:
  • Leave a comment on this post indicating that you'd like to participate
  • Include your blog url
  • Post the 2013 Top Sew-A-Long button on your blog that links back to my blog if possible. 
  • NOTE:  I will no longer be able to open  separate blogs for sew-a-longs due to Google picture storage limitations.   Instead I ask that you notify  me (by a comment here on my blog, or by email) when your finished top is posted, and I will add your pictures to the grande finale at the end of the sew-along. My email address is listed on the sidebar if needed. 
   So come one, come all!  Let's put some of those Pantone Spring colors in our closets...

50 comments:

  1. Count me in, Faye!!
    I can use some push in getting closer to my TNT.
    http://gentlydowntheseam.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are in GIRL! Thanks for joining in.

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  3. I'm working on upgrading my wardrobe - which means some skirts and those need tops to wear with them! I'm excited. g

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  4. Count me in! I am washing the fabric right now for a new top, so I will have it all cut out and ready for the start of the SAL. :)

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  5. I'd like to sew along. I don't have a blog but I need new tops!

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  6. Oh Faye, do count me in!!! :) http://farsland.blogspot.com

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  7. Count me in, I know I totally flaked on the skirt sew along but I already have Vogue 8815 cut out and waiting. mun3@yahoo.com

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  8. I was just thinking about your top sew along this AM. Count me in!
    www.danvillegirl.blogspot.com

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  9. Me again, great job with making your own button! I have yet to try that.

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  10. Yay! Tops! You can count me in!
    http://aventurasdecosturas.blogspot.com.es/

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  11. And congratulations on the button! I tried once and I had to give up after two sleepless nights!

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  12. Great idea Faye... I'm in desperate need for some tops and would love to join in as well :)

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  13. I neeeeed more tops and have two cut waiting to sew! Count me in.

    www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com

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  14. I added your button to my blog :)

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  15. Count me in.
    http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/

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  16. I would love to join this sew along. I really need some tops, and especially some color for this spring. I am getting away from all this black/black white and browns.

    http://itsmelaniedarling.blogspot.com/

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  17. Count me in.

    http://sewonandsewon.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm in.
    http://positively-necie.blogspot.com

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  19. oh, oh, oh, I'm in ! really - I promise ! LOL

    I know, it's been a massive fail on everything I've joined BUT I'm making tees right now and they're actually getting finished. So, a big breath - I'm absolutely, definitely going to make a top (at least one) in the sewalong.

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  20. oops sorry - forgot the blog address

    1seamatatime.blogspot.com

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  21. I realy shouldn't say it but count me in lol!
    Helen

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  22. I'm all in - for at least 1 top. Audrey: sewreinventedaudrey.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm in! I'm thinking lace...peplum...and Spring will be here ONE of these days :-)!
    www.sewmuchknitting.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm in!
    http://sewingbyjackie.blogspot.com

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  25. So much time has passed since I've enter a sewalong!
    Count me in! :-)
    Thanks.

    Barbara

    http://floweryskirt.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ooooo....Faye! Now see what you've done? =) You know I'm in. www.yousewgirl.blogspot.com

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  27. Count me in!
    http://sewherewegoagain.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I'm tentatively signing up for this because I do need more tops, and I've got a holiday week the first week of April!

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  29. Great idea! I'm in!

    http://peggyscloset.blogspot.com/

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  30. Ok Faye, I'm in. It's been to long since I've participated in one of your sew-a-longs!

    http://craftprettysweet.blogspot.com/

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  31. Hi Faye,

    I'm in, I've been trying out some Lekala patterns and I need some new tops so this is perfect timing. http://lifeissewsewgood.blogspot.com/

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  32. I think I'm in ... even though I haven't sewed much lately.

    http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com

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  33. I want to join in, too! I really need to make some tops for spring and this will help me get motivated! http://www.frogsinabucket.blogspot.com

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  34. HI Faye, I'll make a top as well. Only a simple one, but I would love to join in with you all. sarahlizsewstyle.blogspot.com

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  35. I'm in, hopefully! Have just discovered your blog and thought I'd left a message but I don't know what's happened to it.

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  36. Count me in, I just found your blog through Margueritedesigns, so proud!! Happy sewing.
    http://sewblessedmaw.blogspot.com/

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  37. Me too!
    Wonderfullymade1.blogspot.com

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  38. http://www.margueritedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ This is my blog address by the way!

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  39. I don't have a blog, but i'm in too.

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  40. I just found you on on Bloglovin. I used to sew all my clothes (except jeans) for years. I quit when I moved back to the States. It's been a long time since I sewed and I've been thinking I would like to make a top - I even bought the fabric and the pattern. So I'm in.

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  41. Good for you for creating a button! It's very cute too. I need to HTML code to put it on my blog.

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  42. Fun! I'm in!
    http://www.cocosloft.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm in! Www.seamallowances.blogspot.com

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  44. I'm in! http://reginageesplace.blogspot.com/

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  45. Anonymous3/23/2013

    Sara Perez

    I'm in. I don't have a blog. sarapbescos@yahoo.es.

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  46. Enter me http://sewingfunthings.blogspot.com

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  47. me again lol! I forgot to give you my blog url I'll be posting the top along on
    Helen
    http://nannastreasures.blogspot.com/

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  48. You are so good at this. I think I should join even if I only make one top. http://virginiassewblesseddaughter.blogspot.com. Lets see what happens...

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