Friday, February 22, 2013

"Carolyn Inspired" by Denise...

I was thrilled when I opened my mailbox last night and discovered this...


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Yes, that's Denise aka "Andsewitgoes" modeling her Carolyn Inspired Top.  I think Denise explains it best...

I swooooned over your Erdem Inspired Dress post. So much so that I am sending you my 'Carolyn Inspired Top'.  

A couple of notes about the top.  There were many firsts for me:
  • I mixed a woven with a knit.
  • The front being the woven and the sleeves and back from the black knit.  I was worried that the knit would stretch so I used strips of interfacing to stabilize the side seams. Another first for me.
  • I also used the interfacing to stabilize the shoulders (This was a tip I learned from you!)
  • Another first was mixing two patterns. Most of it is my TNT top: Buttterick B4290 but I wanted a modern take on it so I used the back pattern piece to elongate and curve the back hem...
I love mixing patterns and got the confidence from reading all your wonderful posts.  Thanks for all the inspiration!

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Denise you are so welcome!  And the top is gorgeous!  The offer is open to everyone who reads my blog.  If you are inspired to sew something by a garment I've made, please feel free to leave a link in the comments or forward it to me. I will gladly feature you here and/or link back to your own blog!
I love when we as a sewing community inspire each other to achieve greater sewing feats and to improve our craft!

The pants post will be up next...

...as always more later

7 comments:

  1. She looks fab! Carolyn, I know that you are a sewing inspiration to hundreds of us. It's awesome that Denise took the time and trouble to say "thank you."

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  2. She looks great in her top. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful clothes and those of your readers.

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  3. What a great top! And how flattering that she was inspired by you. I think that's one of the great things about the sewing community - how good ideas spread!

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  4. Great top and kudos for moving to creative thinking with your sewing. Thanks Carolyn for teaching us this.

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  5. Nothing better than a community who shares ideas, results, and encouragement! Thanks for fostering such a community for us Carolyn. Great look Denise!

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  6. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I was shocked to wake up Saturday morning, get on my favorite blog while the hubby was still sleeping and see ME!!!

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