Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Easy Summer Top- Another version

Here is another version of the easy summer top. I used a fabric with a border that ran along the edge, so I turned my pattern for the skirt part to take advantage of this. I didn't add the sleeve detail, and I used a few yo-yo's to make the flower. I also used some green cross stitch thread that I had lying around to sew the stem. Cute......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Easy Summer Top Part 5

You made it to Part 5!! Yes, It seems like a long time, but the time it took to make these videos is just about the time it took to make this top. In about 1 hour you can make a cute new summmer top with lots of room to add your own designs and ideas. Drop me a comment about any how to's you'd like to see posted. Sewing is easy and fun once you learn the tips and tricks, and it's great to be able to say "Why yes, that outfit is designer...I designed it myself." Brandie

Easy Summer Top Part 4

Part Four!!!! Almost done!!! Here is how to finish the hem and add the little sleeve flounce. You could use the same color or a contrasting fabric. You might even think about adding a trim to the edge. Brandie

Easy Summer Top Part 3

Ok, Now that you're getting the hang of this, and so am I....Here is part three, how to attach the skirt portion to the top. If you feel like spicing up the skirt you could make it colorful by using different stipes of different fabrics. Vary the width of each stripe, just put together as many stripes as you like to equal about 45 inches long. Brandie

Friday, June 19, 2009

Easy Summer Outfit Part Two

Ok, Now that you have gotten started. Here is part two. Try this with any cotton or cotton blend fabric. You could even make the skirt portion of a different fabric. Mixing different designs and colors is very popular right now. I do have to give credit to my videographers, Ricky, who is 7, and Dara. Ricky did get bored a little through this so there is a few sighs and little shaking...:) Brandie

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An easy summer outfit

Here is the first video about building an easy summer top for girls. You don't need a ton of patterns. All you need is a little imagination. This top would be perfect with shorts, leggings or jeans. You could even layer it with another cordinating skirt. Happy sewing...You can do it!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ok, Here I am trying out new templates and trying to figure out how to add a drawing to my title without it taking up the whole page....Arghhhh!!! Please bear with the changes. If you visit sometime and find it looking totally goofy just remember I'm a seamstress not a computer whiz!! LOL:) I will try to finish my first video tutorial today and post it tommorrow. How to make a simple girl's summer top the easy way.