Monday, April 27, 2009

Top

Simplicity top (#2931) with sleeves from Butterick top (#5217).
Fabric is Mercer Street by Robert Kaufman.
I think I'd like the top better out of different fabric. I'm not used to wearing prints! Emily took these photos (I cropped them). I had her take LOTS because she couldn't hold the camera steady or half of me is cut out. She did pretty good though.This fabric is the same stuff I made Emily a shirt from. Just a different color..

I haven't hemmed it yet and I want to shape the sides a little so it's not so boxy and dumpy looking.
Above is the "muslin" version to see if it fits. The blue painters tape marks the front and other things i need to know. One sleeve is the bad sleeve (the one that came with the pattern, it was too poofy) and the other is the better sleeve. Jenny and Katelyn said they like the green and white shirt better. I think I do too..
I really really want to make this top! It's so cute!
I had to post these photos of two dresses I got Emily. The top one is from H&M and the bottom one is from Zara. Do they have Zara in the states?

13 comments:

insanely crafty said...

LOVE the top! I see what you are saying about the patterns I think I would have just used the bottom one for the whole thing (personally) but it is really cute I like the butterfly pattern!
I would have to try making the shirt in all white or black it's a great pattern very flattering.
Yes they have Zara here but not all over the place I think I saw it in orlando... no I am worried though I am 99% sure we have it here. I miss h and m we dont have one of those anywhere close their kids clothes are SO cute! I like both dresses but the H&M one wins for me!

Mary H. said...

The tops are really nice! I like the square-neck and puff sleeves, and it'd look good on any figure. And Emily's new dresses are very pretty. I think I like the blue one more b/c blue's my fav. color-plus I think it stands out more, but they're both cute!

sasha said...

nice work! Ok, I tried to post a comment on your previous post, but ???? Don't know what happened..I liked it, though! ;) I LOVE those dresses you got Emily! I've not seen a Zara here, just in Kuwait. There stuff is AWESOME!!! I miss H&M, too. I like the shirt you made, the patterned on is pretty, but the white and green is very cool! Hope you had a good weekend :)

Mary said...

That top is really cute, very flattering! I can't decide which dress I like better on Emily, they're both so cute.

insanely crafty said...

I am sorry I feel like a broken record did you get my email about the invites and wondering where you got them (the ballon ones) printed? I am sorry to bug you! I know you are busy. Mom said to just write you again and see... I can't find them on snapfish and I figured that is where you got them so I am at a loss...

KD Designs said...

I really like it! I like the one you linked too, too. You have the skinny arms for it! :)

Emily, cute as always!

Jenny P. said...

Jess, I did email back twice (to whatever email you originally emailed me from)! Did you check your spam folder? You probably think I'm a jerk! It's Kodak Gallery, Accordian Fold cards. Again, I'm so sorry! I've emailed you many times before and not gotten a response so something is happening to my emails to you. I emailed twice about the patterns you sent me (I owe you $$!!).

Mary said...

Jess, there is a Zara in Orlando. I only know this cause my sister in law likes to shop there. You can be 100% now =-)

insanely crafty said...

That is soo funny no I haven't gotten any emails from you wierd! It's not in my spam I looked everywhere. I didn't think you were a jerk I was just wishing I had your phone number! And I was wondering what was up because you usually are so fast at answering! If you want to send something for the patterns then send something you make I like trading... if you are cool with that!

insanely crafty said...

I just looked up the cards and those are AWESOME!! I hope I can sell the woman on paying for these!! (I really dont want to put together 80 invites right now)
Mary- Thanks for confirming that I kept meaning to look it up.

My military man and me plus 3. said...

You are making me wish badly I was in Germany! I love the top and wish I could get some guidance from you on my projects! You are so talented !!!! I love the fabrics, what a great job!!

lizy said...

Both dress are super cute. Yes, there are some Zara's in Miami. I think slowly but surely they will eventually be everywhere. By the way your top came out nice. Can't wait to see it on you.

lizy said...

I can"t write sorry "dresses"

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