Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Top Heavy

I have been on this blouse crusade lately.  I got a new pair of jeans (which fit like a glove) and which I needed tops to wear with. Winter just doesn't inspire me, but spring is just around the corner here in Bris Vegas and I will be ready!!!!  This is just the start my friends, of a bunch of fab tops.
I usually have a lot of trouble finding jeans to fit my booty and my waist consecutively, but not anymore.  Levi's has a Curve ID range and if like me you struggle to find jeans, then may I recommend you 'av a look. 
I have made this 1970's top, whose pattern details I just don't have with me (I lent this pattern to my sister).  It was very quick and is super comfy.   The bottom seam keeps on rolling up.  Anyone have any tips on how to fix this without an over locker??

70's style tshirt

I've made a couple of Sorbetto tops by Collette, and will definitely knock out a few more.  This first one, I omitted the plea,t as I just managed to squeeze my size onto the scrape of fabric. It is made from a vintage cotton, maybe from the late 50's.  I love the muted tones and muted flower pattern, I wish I had 4 metres of this.  And the second top is old fabric again, very synthetic, maybe 60's or 70's.  It is light and drapey and perfect for this top.

Here is the first 70's top again, this time spotty, and a  beignet skirt by Collette in red wool and a very hip denim skirt with welt piped pockets, made from Butterick 3751 from the 70's; all for a friend's birthday.  Lucky gal.

Beignet skirt
Butterick 3751

A little while back I won a fabulous print made by Esz from Kittys Drawings.  I finally had her framed and now she sits beautifully with my Trechikof and J.H.Lynch prints.  LOVE.
Print by Esz
three fab gal prints
And just because I am a proud Mummy.  Here is Alby, who started school this year; with a fabulous drawing that he has done of a dragon.  Last year Alby never drew, just wasn't confident.  Now he is using the whole page and it is amazing.  *Sigh* .
Alby's dragon
Oh and here is Ginger looking alot like Rosie the Riveter, while helping her mama do some painting recently. CUTE!!!
Ginger the Riveter


  1. ooh, so many pretty things!
    i love how many tops you have made! i can't wait till it warms up so i can wear my spotty one. the skirt is fab - have worn it lots. perfect for all of my (until now) slightly too short tops.
    new rocking chair and table? score!

  2. Oh WOW that frame looks really good! The dark works so well with the rest of the pieces on your wall - YAY how exciting!! Your loungeroom looks mega awesome too. :-D

    Wow I feel all proud and stuff. :-DD

  3. Ooh I'm in love with those two skirts and Ginger the riveter are a real cutie. I have a skirt project with piping that I've been meaning to do. I hope it turns out cute like yours.I'll have to Google that pattern.