Sunday, February 21, 2010

Simplicity 2601 Top I

Finally finished one Simplicity 2601 top.  (There is another one in progress in a different view.)  I had some leftover Amy Butler Daisy Chain from this dress.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, but I was very frustrated while making this top.  All of the frustration was because I was trying to rush through the bias binding.  I should've ironed and taken it slowly... it would've helped if I used single fold bias tape instead of double, too.  Also, I'm not very good at loop turning.  Anyone have any suggestions?




I used covered buttons, and I love how they turned out.  Overall, it was a great pattern and top and I definitely do recommend it.  I do need a little break from it  for my second top since I need to get over my personal frustration with the top.

Oooo... another thing is that I joined stash busting hosted by Zoe.  I did get some fabric as a Valentine's present, but that doesn't count, right?  :) I am determined to go through more of my stash and not buy any more fabric.  I haven't decided what my limits would be yet... should it be by time or projects?  I think projects make more sense since I could go long periods of time without finishing projects.  How about finishing at least four projects with stash fabric before buying any new ones?  :)

17 comments:

Tanya said...

The top looks lovely, well worth the frustration.

meli88a said...

So cute! I love the covered buttons and loops too. Did you cut the loop tube on the bias? That helps, as does a loop turner.

http://www.createforless.com/Dritz+Loop+Turner+10+1/2/pid14053.aspx

Byrdie said...

Very cute blouse! I love the shape and the loop button closures. I've got this pattern in my very large to do list. I have a very thin metal tube turner that I got at Joann's- works great.

Linda said...

Very nice blouse. I love the fabric colors.

Faye Lewis said...

Your top is really cute.

SuBoo said...

Great top - love the colours!

I'd agree and say a loop turner has really saved me a lot of time - I used to try using a chopstick/tweezer combination and it made me want to tear my hair out!

KID, MD said...

Looks great! I have this pattern, too... Need to haul it out! I like a loop turner, too. A safety pin works in a pinch, but a loop turner is much better.

Adelaide B said...

This top is really lovely. I love the fabric and the fit is really flattering on you.

Heather said...

I love your blouse! It looks great on you too! I use one of those loop turner thingies too. But for really long ties I just fold my strip in half, press, then open it up and fold each edge to the center lining them up with the pressed edge. Does thet even make sense? LOL! Anyway, then I fold it back together and stitch along the edges. All the raw edges are encased and no lenghty turning sessions where many expletives ensue.... ;-D

Eugenia said...

Lovely top, very pretty fabric, it looks wonderful on you. Like other commenters, I use a loop turner, it makes the job much easer.

lasandrou said...

I love your version of this top ^^ You did a great job !

Sheila said...

Lovely blouse and like the shaping and loops & fabric button details.

Thanks for the lovely compliment on my dress.

Eliana said...

Lov your top!!! As always, you looks so pretty with your creations! Congrats :)

NGLaLALa said...

Thank you, ladies, for you lovely comments and suggestions! I do have a loop turner, but I think it's broken and I can't find it at the moment. I will to get another one and try it.

@meli88a - I'm going to have try cutting the fabric on the bias... I think that's a great idea! Thanks!

@Heather - Your suggestion does make sense. :) I will to have give that one a go, too. Thanks!

Lynneb said...

Angela, it's really, really cute! I think you did a great job. I do love the use of that Amy Butler fabric for it, too.

NGLaLALa said...

Thanks, Lynne! I love Amy Butler fabric! :)

sanjeet said...

So cute! I love the covered buttons and loops too.
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