Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day is a Sewing Day

Snow day here in my area, no school again today. My younger two girls were disappointed, they were excited for their Valentine's parties. I am excited to have a second day in a row, stuck at home and having the time to get some things accomplished. Cleaning, laundry, touching up some paint in a bathroom and of course, sewing.

Yesterday, I made 3 knit tops. Two were Jalie 2682, one of each view. This pattern is wonderful, the way Jalie has you construct the bodice in ingenious. I sure haven't seen it before, I highly recommend this pattern. The third top is Simplicity 4076 (in yellow stripe fabric) , a nice TNT (tried and true) pattern. I did make a couple of changes from my previous tops, added 2" to the length and redrafted the sleeve, I didn't care for the bell sleeves for work. All this fabric came from my sewing workshop with Anne, owner of Needle Nook fabric. I bought this on February 3rd and it was sewn up by February 13th, impressive, if I do say so myself!

I just cut out Christine Jonson's Shirred Top in a wonderful fabric from Textile Studios. Maybe pictures later today.

Oh, one more picture, I should have been more observant with my bodice and bodic facing - look at the match on the inside of my shirt, bummer. I didn't intend to to that. Oh, well.


  1. Anonymous2:25 PM

    3 tops in one day! Wow! I love them all, especially the Jalie!

  2. Lori! Hey girl, I didn't know you had a blog! It'll give me something to read today. Yipee! Where have I been???

  3. I love the Jalie top. I think I read your review of it at PR, if not yours, someone has reviewed it and I thought it was a great top.

    I like all three tops, glad you got a snow day to sew them.