April 18, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP - DAY 4 - NEW TOPS UP...

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DAY 4 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
74 Participants (including me)  
( TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE: 13)
 
  April 15th through April 30th

NEXT UP:
Denise Thompson's (Oh My Gosh - Looks Like Ready To Wear) McCall's 6613 classic button down
 
Ruthie Critchley's Slightly Flared Linen mix New Look 6216
 Ruthie Critchley's Ivory Broderie Anglaise (British name for eyelet) Butterick 4395 wrap blouse
Patricia Shaw's gorgeous Simplicity 8061 top
 Picture Patricia Shaw's Simplicity 8031 top adorned with her New Look 6514 Duster


Teresa Huie - the sleeves have it
Teresa Huie's stunning Simplicity 8600

Rachelle Green's hooded, long sleeved w/thumb holes and kangaroo pocketed New Look 6529 top
Don't forget about the random drawings sponsored by these great companies that will be held at the end of the sewalong. 
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and              Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green


April 17, 2018

#2018TOPS THAT POP - TOPS ARE POPPING ON DAY 3!!!

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we have 72 participants including me!  I've tried to be extra careful in adding everyone - BUT AGAIN,  if you joined but don't see your name listed on the right sidebar, please comment or email me to let me know and I will add you right in.


  DAY 3 OF TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
  April 15th through April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:   Any type of top at all
PLEASE EMAIL All finished top photos to as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll@cox.net OR
Post photos on INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #2018TOPSTHATPOP and tag me @fayedoll

As I said, TOPS ARE POPPING...
Shawnice Reene's New Look 6108 Cowl Necked top

Creeshun's Simplicity Simply Sew  A8585 Cold Shoulder top

Michael P's Burberry inspired Pamela's Patterns T-shirt
Eli Cat's Self Drafted Zip Shoulder top
Vanessa Thomas' Rosy Pena Laura Top
And lastly from me, Burda 6456
I chose this pattern first because I've fallen in love with flounces of all kinds this year, and secondly because I thought it would be easy to make - wrong!  That flounced V-neckline gave me a FIT.  A dear friend came to my rescue via Facebook messenger video (I think  on this one to help me figure it out so it all worked out well in the end.  So glad that I got the placement of those egg shaped pink circles in the right place.  This was one of my #2018MAKE9 patterns too
Don't forget about the random drawings sponsored by these great companies that will be held at the end of the sewalong. 
Kia Shears, Sewn Magazine, The McCall Pattern Company, Sewn Magazine and Please to Greet You - Rachelle Green

April 15, 2018

#2018TOPSTHATPOP (IMPORTANT NOTE)...

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PLEASE INCLUDE THE PATTERN NUMBERS YOU USE FOR YOUR TOPS THAT POP WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO ME @fayedoll@cox.net or POST THEM ON INSTAGRAM.

THANK YOU

#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEWALONG - LET THE SEWING FUN BEGIN... (SPONSOR UPDATE)

...today's the day!  LET THE SEWING FUN BEGIN - with 70 participants (including me)!  Sending out a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined!  All participants (with their links) are listed in alphabetical order on the right sidebar.  I tried to be extra careful in adding everyone - if you joined but don't see your name listed, please comment here or email me to let me know and I will add you right in.
#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG - BEGINS TODAY!
Sunday, April 15th through Monday, April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:  Any type of top at all

TWO (2) WAYS TO SUBMIT TOP PHOTOS:
1.  Email (subject line: #2018TOPSTHAT POP) to me as an ATTACHMENT to:  fayedoll@cox.net

2.  Post to Instagram using the Hashtag:  #2018TOPSTHATPOP, and tagging me @fayedoll 

....A huge Thank you to our random drawing sponsors:
  RANDOM DRAWING #1: 
1 pair 8" Kai (Series N5210) Shears!
(these are the kind that I use)
And in the meantime Kai Shears is offering every participant and reader 20% off Kai purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  LINDAFAYE before checkout.

RANDOM DRAWING #2:
Three (3) McCall's Pattern Company patterns of choice!
(U.S. Residents Only)


RANDOM DRAWING #3:


RANDOM DRAWING #4:

One (1) Madam Sew Pressure Foot Set!
And in the meantime Madam Sew is offering every participant and reader 10% off Madam Sew purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  SEWALONG10 before checkout.

 RANDOM DRAWING #5:
Four (4) Sewing Related Greeting Cards from Smoking Needles - Rachelle Green
 


 DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE #2018TOPSTHATPOP PINTEREST BOARD.
  • THREAD YOUR MACHINES
  • RAID YOUR STASH
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATTERNS
Because this is going to be #SEWMUCHFUN!!!

April 13, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...(SPONSOR UPDATE)

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only two days left before the start of the
#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG
"JUMP START SLUGGISH SEWING MOTIVATION"

DATES:  Sunday, April 15th through Monday, April 30th
WHAT QUALIFIES:  Any type of top at all

  • No Quotas
  • Comment below to join.  (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM HANDLE, OR BLOG ADDRESS
  • Photo submissions should be emailed as an attachment to: fayedoll@cox.net OR
  • Post to Instagram using the hashtag:  #2018TopsThatPop and tag me @fayedoll 
 Every participant will be eligible for the "MY FAVORITE THINGS RANDOM DRAWINGS" that will be held at the end of the sew-a-long.

  RANDOM DRAWING #1: 
1 pair 8" Kai (Series N5210) Shears!
(these are the kind that I use)


And in the meantime Kai Shears is offering every participant and reader 20% off Kai purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  LINDAFAYE before checkout.

RANDOM DRAWING #2:
Three (3) McCall's Pattern Company patterns of choice!
(U.S. Residents Only)
 
RANDOM DRAWING #3:

RANDOM DRAWING #4:
One (1) Madam Sew Pressure Foot Set!
 
 
And in the meantime Madam Sew is offering every participant and reader 10% off Madam Sew purchases for the duration of the sewalong.  Apply the CODE:  SEWALONG10 before checkout.

 DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE #2018TOPSTHATPOP PINTEREST BOARD
I won't post again until Sunday, April 15th, but in the meantime:
  • THREAD YOUR MACHINES
  • RAID YOUR STASH
  • CHOOSE YOUR PATTERNS
Because this is going to be #SEWMUCHFUN!!!

April 10, 2018

#2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG...(SPONSOR UPDATE)

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I HAVE ALL THE TOPS I'LL EVER NEED...
 it's time to
 WAKE UP 
SLEEPING SEWING MOTIVATION!
So, if you are thinking about joining the
  "2018 TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG" 
(WITH A TWIST) 

but haven't done so yet, now's the time to do it.  I will be accepting participants until Saturday evening.  I do hope you'll join us, especially if you've been suffering from "SLEEPING SEWING MOTIVATION".  
Here are the particulars of the Sew-A-Long:

  • The sew-a-long will start on Sunday, April 15th and run for full two weeks:                                                              (April 15th through April 30th)
  • Any style top will qualifies: (patterns of your choice, self-drafted or refashioned styles)
  • EVERY STYLE OF TOP COUNTS:  Tunics, Tanks, Tees, Cami’s, Pull Overs, Button Ups, Dressy, or Casual 
  • NO QUOTAS, make as few or as many as you'd like 
  • THIS YEAR WE ARE ADDING AN INSTAGRAM HASHTAG TO THE SEWALONG:  #2018TOPSTHATPOP
  • Email your completed top pictures to me at:  fayedollatcox.net OR simply post on  INSTAGRAM using the  #2018TOPSTHATPOP hashtag and tagging me @fayedoll.  

 What you need to do to participate:

  • Leave a comment on this post saying that you'd like to participate
  • PLEASE Include your: Email Address
  • PLEASE List contact information: your Blog URL, Instagram, Twitter, OR Facebook handle SO I CAN LINK BACK TO YOU.
  • AND, IF YOU'D LIKE:  Add the "TOPS THAT POP" Sew-A-Long badge on your blog and other social media locations.  (The badge is located at the top of my sidebar)

  THIS YEARS SEW-A-LONG HAS A FEW TWISTS...
1.  After signing up to join (HERE), submit your completed top(s) photos by emailing them to me @fayedoll.cox.net to be showcased on upcoming blog posts OR, simply post your photos in your Instagram Account using the HASHTAG: #2018TopsThatPop and tagging me @fayedoll.
2.   All entries submitted to me by email or using the HASHTAG on Instagram will be showcased on the #2018TopsThatPop Pinterest Board.
3. There will be several RANDOM DRAWINGS of a FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS held at the end of the sew-a-long. 

 ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:  8" Kai Shears
 ergonomically soft handles which allow fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabric. Cuts multiple layers of denim with ease while trimming cottons without any fabric slippage. The Kai 5210 is the standard size handle and blade length.
The Kai 5000 Series scissors are made of a hardened stainless steel.  The smooth, sharp blades gives these Kai scissors an amazing smoothness in cut and feel.
In the meantime, participants and readers alike can receive 20% off

Kai Scissor purchases by applying the following code before checkout, and hitting APPLY.



The Code is: LINDAFAYE
ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:  McCall's Pattern Company products
 One random drawing participant (US residents only) will win three (3) McCall's Pattern Company patterns of their choosing.
 
ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:  Sewn Magazine
One random drawing participant will win one (1) Issue of the fabulous SEWN MAGAZINE.
In case you haven't seen this eye popping publication you will be truly amazed and inspired.

COME ONE, COME ALL - YOU CAN SIGN UP (here) TODAY!  Let's all make TOPS THAT POP for our Spring wardrobes.  It's a win, win situation!!!


#2018 TOPS THAT POP - DAY 4 - NEW TOPS UP...

... DAY 4 - TOPS THAT POP SEW-A-LONG 74 Participants (including me)   ( TOPS COMPLETED TO DATE : 13 )     April 15th throu...