April 20, 2018

#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 6 ...

...finally, the weekend.  My 8" Kai shears are going to get a real workout this weekend because I'm playing catch up.



DAY 6 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG

78 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  21)
PRETTY NEW ADDITIONS OF THE DAY:



...LETS MAKE A FEW NEW SPRING TOPS TO MAKE OUR WARDROBES POP!

Everybody loves making TOPS!  Why?  Because they:

  •  add exciting bursts of color to our existing wardrobes
  •  are quick and easy to make, and 
  •  help wake up sleepy sewing motivation 
Our random drawing sponsors:
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and                 Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green
Happy sewing!  See you back here tomorrow...

#2018 TOPS THAT POP - ANNOUNCEMENT, ANNOUNCEMENT

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       DEADLINE TO JOIN #2018 TOPS THAT POP                     SEW-A-LONG IS TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2018

THANK YOU...

April 19, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP - DAY 5 - I REALLY NEED TO SPEED UP MY SEWING GAME...

... if you look up the term "SLOW SEWING" in the dictionary you'll see a picture of me right next to it (lol).  Not one, not two, but four late afternoon meetings altered my sewing plans this week  - but as we all know the day job ALWAYS comes first, before the sewing fun.  Alas, the weekend is almost here and I will surly catch up then.  Now on to the interesting part of the post...

DAY 4 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
78 Participants (including me)
(TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE:  17 


NEXT UP:

Renata Sareuer - with an amazing Burda 6764 top
Valarie from Valarie's Expressions with McCall's 9094
Diane from Dream.Cut.Sew with her (can you believe she selft-drafted) top?

Who's tops will dazzle us with sewing inspiration tomorrow?  I can't wait to see!  But in the meantime 

Don't forget about the random drawings sponsored by these great companies that will be held at the end of the sewalong. 
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and              Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green





April 17, 2018

#2018TOPS THAT POP - TOPS ARE POPPING ON DAY 3!!!

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we have 72 participants including me!  I've tried to be extra careful in adding everyone - BUT AGAIN,  if you joined but don't see your name listed on the right sidebar, please comment or email me to let me know and I will add you right in.


  DAY 3 OF TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
  April 15th through April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:   Any type of top at all
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll@cox.net OR
Post photos on INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #2018TOPSTHATPOP and tag me @fayedoll

As I said, TOPS ARE POPPING...
Shawnice Reene's New Look 6108 Cowl Necked top

Creeshun's Simplicity Simply Sew  A8585 Cold Shoulder top

Michael P's Burberry inspired Pamela's Patterns T-shirt
Eli Cat's Self Drafted Zip Shoulder top
Vanessa Thomas' Rosy Pena Laura Top
And lastly from me, Burda 6456
I chose this pattern first because I've fallen in love with flounces of all kinds this year, and secondly because I thought it would be easy to make - wrong!  That flounced V-neckline gave me a FIT.  A dear friend came to my rescue via Facebook messenger video (I think  on this one to help me figure it out so it all worked out well in the end.  So glad that I got the placement of those egg shaped pink circles in the right place.  This was one of my #2018MAKE9 patterns too
Don't forget about the random drawings sponsored by these great companies that will be held at the end of the sewalong. 
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green

April 15, 2018

#2018TOPSTHATPOP (IMPORTANT NOTE)...

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PLEASE INCLUDE THE PATTERN NUMBERS YOU USE FOR YOUR TOPS THAT POP WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO ME @fayedoll@cox.net or POST THEM ON INSTAGRAM.

THANK YOU

#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEWALONG - LET THE SEWING FUN BEGIN... (SPONSOR UPDATE)

...today's the day!  LET THE SEWING FUN BEGIN - with 70 participants (including me)!  Sending out a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined!  All participants (with their links) are listed in alphabetical order on the right sidebar.  I tried to be extra careful in adding everyone - if you joined but don't see your name listed, please comment here or email me to let me know and I will add you right in.
#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG - BEGINS TODAY!
Sunday, April 15th through Monday, April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:  Any type of top at all

TWO (2) WAYS TO SUBMIT TOP PHOTOS:
1.  Email (subject line: #2018TOPSTHAT POP) to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll@cox.net

2.  Post to Instagram using the Hashtag:  #2018TOPSTHATPOP, and tagging me @fayedoll 

....A huge Thank you to our random drawing sponsors:
  RANDOM DRAWING #1: 
1 pair 8" Kai (Series N5210) Shears!
(these are the kind that I use)
And in the meantime Kai Shears is offering every participant and reader 20% off Kai purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  LINDAFAYE before checkout.

RANDOM DRAWING #2:
Three (3) McCall's Pattern Company patterns of choice!
(U.S. Residents Only)


RANDOM DRAWING #3:


RANDOM DRAWING #4:

One (1) Madam Sew Pressure Foot Set!
And in the meantime Madam Sew is offering every participant and reader 10% off Madam Sew purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  SEWALONG10 before checkout.

 RANDOM DRAWING #5:
Four (4) Sewing Related Greeting Cards from Smoking Needles - Rachelle Green
 


 DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE #2018TOPSTHATPOP PINTEREST BOARD.
  • THREAD YOUR MACHINES
  • RAID YOUR STASH
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATTERNS
Because this is going to be #SEWMUCHFUN!!!

April 13, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...(SPONSOR UPDATE)

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only two days left before the start of the
#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
"JUMP START SLUGGISH SEWING MOTIVATION"

DATES:  Sunday, April 15th through Monday, April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:  Any type of top at all

  • No Quotas
  • Comment below to join.  (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM HANDLE, OR BLOG ADDRESS
  • Photo submissions should be emailed as an attachment to: fayedoll@cox.net OR
  • Post to Instagram using the hashtag:  #2018TopsThatPop and tag me @fayedoll 
 Every participant will be eligible for the "MY FAVORITE THINGS RANDOM DRAWINGS" that will be held at the end of the sew-a-long.

  RANDOM DRAWING #1: 
1 pair 8" Kai (Series N5210) Shears!
(these are the kind that I use)


And in the meantime Kai Shears is offering every participant and reader 20% off Kai purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  LINDAFAYE before checkout.

RANDOM DRAWING #2:
Three (3) McCall's Pattern Company patterns of choice!
(U.S. Residents Only)
 
RANDOM DRAWING #3:

RANDOM DRAWING #4:
One (1) Madam Sew Pressure Foot Set!
 
 
And in the meantime Madam Sew is offering every participant and reader 10% off Madam Sew purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  SEWALONG10 before checkout.

 DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE #2018TOPSTHATPOP PINTEREST BOARD
I won't post again until Sunday, April 15th, but in the meantime:
  • THREAD YOUR MACHINES
  • RAID YOUR STASH
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATTERNS
Because this is going to be #SEWMUCHFUN!!!

#2018 Tops That Pop - Day 6 ...

... finally, the weekend.  My 8" Kai shears are going to get a real workout this weekend because I'm playing catch up. ...