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May 6, 2009

A SPLASH OF COLOR....

One of my 2009 Sewing Goals is to add more color to my wardrobe. Since my sundress is black, I thought I'd spice it up a bit with this floral print and the Butterick 5223 jacket. I made the view "A" jacket, but lengthened the hem and the sleeves. I also added a ruffle to the sleeve. Although I really love pink, and I really need more color in my wardrobe - I hope that this isn't too much pink or color for that matter.

I also got my kids to take a picture of me wearing my new top yesterday, I really love it too.
Julia awarded me this great friendship award. I wanted to post it tonight, but I've got to get to bed right now. Hopefully I'll have time to spread the award around before the weekend. Thank you so much Julia, it means so much to me.


23 comments:

  1. I love the pink Faye,what a beautiful blouse. Pam xx

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  2. Both tops are beautiful, Faye. The pink is going to look great on you, I think.

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  3. Love, love the pink jacket! It will look great on you. Its not too much color, at all. Your top looks great also.

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  4. Isn't wonderful when your vision come to life! LOVE the blouse it looks great on you and that jacket is TDF, I know you will rock it.

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  5. Linda - you have really been on the ball lately. Your sewing mojo is in full affect. i wonder if everyone starts sewing up a storm once it gets close tspring/summer. I love you new jacket and shirt.Can't wait to see what is next.

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  6. Beth Conky5/06/2009

    The shirt looks wonderful on you. So cute.

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  7. Great-looking tops! The BWOF sleeveless looks wonderful on you! Worth the hunt, right? :)

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  8. I love the jacket! The colors are great. The shirt came out so well!

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  9. Both tops are very nice! You did a good job on both!

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  10. I love this jacket, I am going to find me this pattern when I go to my favorite fabric store tomorrow. I just love the color also, what a great fabric you got there. Bet it looks fab.

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  11. Faye, dear .- congratulations on the new shirt .... I love, love. divine and you look very beautiful with this hairstyle. The print blouse reminds me of drawings of the Australian Aborigines, fantastic.

    thanks for show, you did a great job, really.

    greetings, Paco

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  12. Lovely jacket and top. You've got to take a picture while wearing your sundress and jacket.

    CarlaF-in Atlanta

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  13. The color and print of the jacket is perfect! You did a wonderful job with the jacket and the blouse turned out fantastic!

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  14. I really like the way your pink top came out. I also like the extra touch you gave at the sleeve. Way to make it your own. You are so beautiful! I would have the same inspirational words on my board too :) We all have choices don't we. It's ours to decide. We are so much alike!

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  15. Gurl you are looking too key-ute! That jacket is wonderful and you have to let me borrow your blouse pattern!

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  16. Two great looking tops! You students take good pix too!

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  17. Wow! That jacket is gorgeous! What a great way to add color.It is going to look great with the dress.
    The top is beautiful.You look absolutly fabulous.

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  18. Two snazzy tops. Congratulation on the award!

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  19. Hey Faye, your wearable muslin came out fantastic, the pattern is really nice, made it for DD when the issue came out. The other one is an explosion of colors, very cheerful, it prolly looks very good on you.

    Faye contact me, I bought you the Burda easy and I need your addy!!!

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  20. Just the right amount of pink! Good pairing. And the blouse--simply gorgeous!

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  21. Faye...both tops are just too fabulous! You look great.
    Love the bright one, especially.

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  22. Great looking tops! You look fabulous in that grey print!

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  23. Great print on both tops! They look lovely!

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