Thursday, October 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday #4

I made this top back in 2006 and I don't think I ever blogged it.  Well at least I can't find it on my blog! There are mentions of it but no finished top, probably due to the fact that my computer died right around that time.


I used Vogue 8118 for the top and it's out of print now.


The fabric is a rayon scarf print that I purchased for $1 a panel. I bought 4 panels from a shop in NYC that I don't believe exists anymore.  We just won't talk about how old this makes me feel *sigh* when I think of what 40th Street use to look like or how many fabric stores there use to be on the streets between 35th to 40th streets.


Since I have no blog post, I have no construction details to share because I don't remember sewing this. I do, however, remember being careful to cut the fabric to use it to it's best advantage. 

So here are some pictures of me wearing it now with a pair of grey ponte legging jeans.




When I pulled out the file folder containing the pattern and pieces, I found a complete unused pattern in the folder along with the pattern I'd used. So if anyone in the US is interested in owning this pattern, leave a comment in the comment section by Saturday, October 17th at noon EST.  I'll pick a winner and post to the blog later that day.  Sorry but this drawing is only open to US citizens.

Finally, you know that my photographer comes with four little assistants. Today they were napping for a couple of the garments we photographed...well all except Miss Sammy.  

Here's a picture of her trying to participate in the photos...


She's getting sooooo big! And spends all of her time following behind her big sister...I know you're not supposed to have a favorite grandchild...but I love this little girl sooooo much!



...as always more later!

37 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. I think Miss Carolyn is finally getting her groove back. This is a beautiful pattern but I have so much I want to sew and nowhere near enough time. g

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  2. Great blouse! Like gMarie, I have too many patterns in my stash and not enough time to sew them all.

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  3. What a beautiful blouse. The colors are wonderful on you and you were meticulous in cutting from the scarf panels. I would love to be in the drawing for the pattern. Thanks for this offer. There is a NYC fabric store that I miss also, Jerry Brown's between Bergdorf's and Rizzoli's book store. I bought some gorgeous suitings there in the mid-80s and a beautiful piece of slightly iridescent cotton to coordinate with the silk tweed suiting. When things change, why does it have to be to the places we love? (Love your little helper. She is so sweet).

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  4. Carolyn, you are workin' it lady- you betta werk!

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  5. Lovely photography assistant you have there!

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  6. Fear prevents me from cutting into some print panels that have been marinating for oh so long in the stash closet. If only I thought it would come out have as stunning as your version. Once I summoned the courage, I would surely need to kick everyone out of the house while laying and cutting out!
    Donna

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  7. FIESTA .... What a lovely top :)

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  8. Your blog is so inspiring to me as a new sewist I love the construction details you include. This looks like a lovely flowing top just up my alley! I would love to be in the drawing for the pattern, although I must admit I still fear cutting the fabric LOL!

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  9. Miss Sammy is so adorable! And so is your top, love the print and I'm wondering how I missed that pattern. I'm going to have to search online for this one.

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  10. I LOVE this top!!! The fabric is beautiful!! You did an awesome job lining up the borders. It is a "happy" top and you look very happy in it! Maybe it is because of that precious little granddaughter running to you!! Please enter me into the drawing!

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  11. Beautiful top Carolyn! I could probably echo Gaylen's sentiments about having too many patterns to sew, but this would rise to the top of the pile, so please enter me into the drawing. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  12. Your new style is so perfect. I am really loving it. You look like you're having lots of fun with your wardrobe!!!

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  13. As always, wonderful use of your borders. I often see these scarf prints for sale but pass on them because I couldn't picture how to use them. Now I know! You're such an inspiration.

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  14. I would love to try this pattern. I love the openings at the side hems. The fabric is just perfect for this style!

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  15. Beautiful top. I love, love, the border print fabric. Nice fall colors! I would love to have this pattern too!

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  16. Lovely,lovely top ! I've always loved border prints & you did such a great job on this one .
    My granddaughter lives 2980 miles away - enjoyed pictures of yours :)

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  17. Beautiful top and such a sweet assistant!

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  18. I'd love to try this pattern. I just bought something similar from Jalie for knit fabric, but I really like your rayon verion.

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  19. Such nice work with panels/borders! And yes, she is a true cutie.

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  20. Very impressed with the placement print!

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  21. I would have flipped right past that pattern in the catalog, your fabric choice suddenly makes it desirable! What a gorgeous blouse, you're magic with print placements.

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  22. Thanks for having the giveaway, please include me in the raffle.

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  23. This blouse is beautiful. Love how you have placed the print.

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  24. What a great top! I love how you thought outside the box to turn boring scarf panels into a cute top.

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  25. Love the top... lovely how its still in style or back or whatever... don't include me in the give-a-way though, I have a couple similar patterns. So, if you choose me... please draw again.

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  26. I love the style of your blouse. You look great in the new relaxed style.

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  27. This is a very pretty top! I find it is nice to pull something out of the closet that has not been worn in awhile and wear it; like getting something new. I have so many patterns that I am passing on the opportunity to be the lucky winner. Miss Sammy is a cutey!

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  28. I love your top! What a great way to use the scarfs! Would love a chance to win the pattern. Always looking for new looks. Thanks!

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  29. Please enter me! I have some panels that would work great! Your top is really pretty. And your grandbaby is adorable. :)

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  30. Great top! The colors in that fabric are just lovely!

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  31. Simply Gorgeous. Looks great on you! Love it!!!!!

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  32. You really know how to work a panel (and border prints too). It looks so RTW!
    Love the whole outfit and especially the charming Miss Sammy.

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  33. What a creative use of fabric...love it!

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  34. Oh, that top is fabulous!!! I love it! And your granddaughter is adorable!!!

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  35. This blouse is really lovely, and you have been really creative with the pattern placement. Super work!

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  36. This is a beautiful blouse. I love the colors and you look great in it!

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