Saturday, June 4, 2011

My First Designer Top

Nope, I didn't make this wonderful designer top (from Helia's in Old Town, Alexandria, VA). It was a gift from a special friend. I had seen it and wanted to knock-off the pattern but it was one of those that would be almost impossible to copy just by looking at it in the store (and places like that seem to get suspicious when I turn it inside out to see how it's put together).   I was complaining about this fact and she totally surprised me with this gift.    It's definitely a memory of a special time and I  will LOVE wearing it this summer.  I did make the pants to go with it. They are Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8712 which are my new favorite to make for summer.

I lost a little of my sewing MO-JO after finally completing the "knock-Off" dress for the PR contest but am getting it back now.  I want to make up some of the latest Vogue patterns in the next few weeks before the new ones come out in July.  Happy sewing!


  1. That looks great on you. I can see why you would want to knock it off. I love how you have styled it with the red accessories.

  2. Isn't that what dressing rooms are for? Great top--I look forward to seeing what you make of it.

  3. This so fits your personality! Love, love, love it on you and with your MT pants.

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  4. Love that top on you! And you've styled it perfectly! I'm wearing my 3rd pair of 8712's right now, with more to come, such a great casual pant!

    I bet I know what wonderful, generous friend gifted you with that top, too - I could be wrong, but if I'm right, she rocks! ...... ;-D

  5. Wow! Great top and so nice to be able to associate it with a special friend and special time together. Maybe you can still knock it off. You are soooo good at that. Love the pants too - how do these compare with TSW Hudson pants? Thanks. Martha