Thursday, September 28, 2006

I am so excited!

WOW thanks girls for your gorgeous comments, they made me feel really good!

I am so excited about this little top that I finished this morning. My friend showed me a Pumpkin Patch top that was shirred, thinking I may be interested in trying to sew one. I sat and looked at it for a long time. I knew the body part would be easy, but was a little tricked with the sleeves.

It ended up being sooooo easy, once I got my head around the shape of the sleeves I was right. I even made up pattern pieces as I thought if I wanted to do it again it was all there. I also wrote down little instructions for myself so I would do it in the right order!

I am so happy with the result and can't wait to try it on little Ellyse.

I mentioned in the EB sewing thread to share photos of ourselves. I thought I would do that today by sharing one of my family. DH, Ellyse and I at my 30th birthday party earlier this year. Excuse the make up, I had a voucher to use and the lady went just a little over board!


Cass said...

Andrea, where to start. The top is fantastic and I laughed that you wrote down all the stuff. I never think to do that. I would love the measurements if it's not too much trouble although not sure about the shirring. The photo of your family is great and it is wonderful to see what you look like.

Leah said...

Cool top, it looks better than a bought one. Very nice to 'see' you too! You've reminded me to put my pic up too.

ingrid said...

Andrea it looks fantastic! I loved hearing how you made notes to yourself. I actually have a little book where I write down the details of everything I make. I am anal I know, lol.
And it's nice to see a family pic. You look gorgeous ans does the rest of your little tribe.

Andrea said...

Ah Ingrid, a book what a great idea!! I have little bits of paper floating around everywhere!
Thanks for the comments, I have just 'drwan' the top in publisher, will put a link on the thread!
Let me know if you want the instructions too- hehehehehe

lolliegirl said...

LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! Your work is getting better and better each time. When I see photos of your little Ellyse I just imagined that you were blonde too.. Now I can see where she gets her blonde hair from! Lovely family photo :)

Helen said...

Andrea, wow!!! That top is cuter than any Pumpkin Patch one!!! Looks fantastic! How many rows of shirring?? how far apart was each row?? Sleeves look great, your brave trying sleeves! :) Beautiful shot of DH and DD and you too. It inspires me to get a nice shot of my tribe.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous top! You are so clever to make a pattern, well done.

Lovely photo of your family too. Hmm a photo of me from my 30th wouldn't help show what I look like as it was fancy dress!

paula said...

gorgeous top, I love the fabric. All this talk of shirring, maybe one day I will give it a go.

Hannahmania said...

That top is stunning - I LOVE the sleeves!! I have just had to go on a bit blog hunt to work out who posted this, and then I found that you had even provided a pattern!! I have material here that I was looking to do something nice with... and this will be perfect!