Friday, 10 May 2013

Summer top sewing.

Over the last few weeks, inspired by the BBC television programme "The Great British Sewing Bee", I've been slightly distracted from quilting by dress making. I've made three and a bit summer tops. My favourite is made from a gorgeous Rayon Challis fabric from the Field Study range by Anna Maria Horner. It has a beautiful drape and is really easy to work with. The top is made from Simplicity pattern 2892.

The Front


The Back.

I may be brave a get a photo taken of me wearing it and show that too!

I have done some more of my Jazz Hands blocks but have also had a little break from these too recently.



I'm back onto these now and have nearly finished another. Hoping to start basting a quilt today so sore knees and back expected later!
Linking up with Plum and Junes's Monday Link up, hosted this week by Blossom Heart Quilts
Bye for now, Maria.

17 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous top.

loup said...

That's a lovely top! I'm inspired by GBSB to do some dressmaking as well. Have you seen Tilly's patterns? (http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/) I wasn't sure about her blouse on the program, but versions in other fabrics look lovely.

moira said...

I LOVE your top. it's fab

Patchwork and Play said...

Your blouse is lovely! Looking forward to seeing your Jazz Hands come together!

Fran said...

What a lovely top! How do you rate the sizing of the pattern? Is it true to size?

Nicky said...

Love the top Maria and yes be brave!

Catherine said...

I love your colourful fabrics in your top and blocks! They are lovely.

QuiltCandy said...

What a gorgeous top. And the jazz hands are looking fab too :-)

Janine said...

Your top looks great and I love your Jazz Hands :)

Kelly Young said...

oh my! your Jazz Hands blocks are absolutely stunning. They are going to make a fantastic quilt!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Cloud CouCou said...

Thanks very much for visiting my blog and for your comment. It looks like lots of people have been inspired by GBSB. Love the top you've made, gorgeous fabric and realy like the style..perfect for summer (if we get one!)

Amanda K said...

I love that top. Great choice of fabric too.
AmandaK@whatthebobbin

wombatquilts.com said...

Your "jazz hands" rock!

Renee said...

Cute top! Looks light and comfy. Beautiful quilt blocks!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh gorgeous shirt!!

Camilla said...

Lovely top. That AMH is perfect for it. Are your quilt blocks paper pieced? Wonderfully exact!

Sophie said...

Very elegant blouse!I love it!!
Kisses!!Sophie from Greece!!!