June 26, 2010

Summer Sewing!

Becky from Sweet Cottage Dreams inspired me recently when I caught a glimpse of 
her sewing up these darling  Peasant blouses  
 I just had to go right out to buy a pattern and fabric to make my own!
I don't know about you...
...but sitting down and sewing  just makes me feel good...
What I would love to find next is a dress form!

 

Voila...the finished product!
Happy Sewing! 
(did you notice that the fabric almost matches the wallpaper on my blog???)

42 comments:

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

How very cute! When I look at some of the styles now I realize how stylish I used to be back in the 70's! lol!

grammy said...

so cute
reminds me of the 70's
I think we even called them that (o:

Linda Ruthie said...

It does match your blog wallpaper! Looks like an easy, fun sewing project and it looks terrific on you.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I haven't made clothes in years. My daughter-in-law started asking about smocking and I got out all the pictures of the dresses I use to make.
I am seeing the Lord use my creative passions to lift me from our unexpected changes and just creating seems to lift my spirits.
This is cute...yea, for you.
I did re-do my bedding for our temporary house and so enjoyed the sewing involved.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Janette

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

They call those patterns, "So easy" now. They used to be called "Jiffy." Oh I so want to do some of those, again.

All I need to do is fire-up the sewing machine.

All I need to do...

All I need to do...

All I need to do...

Why is it never that easy? The pushing myself to do it part, I mean? -pout-

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

HOW CUTE! You look precious and the color is perfect for you! My first thought was...OH SHOOT! As soon as I get to the condo with NO sewing machine, I see something I want to make! heehee! But I will just be happy that one of us is looking summertime cute! ♥

sweetiepie said...

You did a nice job on your top. I love it. I love to sew also, but I haven't made anything for myself in eons.

Take care.

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute. You did a great job. Yes it does look a little bit like
the wallpaer on your blog.
How long did it take you to make this little cutie and are you going to make more????

Melinda

Debby said...

You look so pretty in your new top. Wish I could sew.

Pam said...

That is so cute!!! I just finished a cute peasant blouse and I'm working on my second. As soon as I finish it, I'll be putting it on my blog.

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Oh Carrie...that is so so cute...I just LOVE it.I used to where peasant tops all the time in the
70's...I am so happy they are back in.Oh I wish I knew how to sew...you are so talented.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Cheers:)
Debbie

Shannon Brooke said...

Cute!

nancygrayce said...

I wish I could sew, I wish I could sew, and on and on! That is the cutest blouse and you do make it look easy, kind of like when you decorate! You are a very talented woman!

Pen Pen said...

Never mind... I went back and saw the simplicity pattern picture... duh, me!

Pen Pen said...

Love it.... I bought a solid color blouse similar to that one this year, and it's my all new favorite!! Which pattern is it?

Leslie said...

NICE!!!! I love it. I can only sew a straight line ( not even!)

Deb said...

so cute...it is 70's....

Deborah said...

Love love love it! It looks stunning on you. And yes to the dress form! I have been wanting the same thing.
I find sewing relaxing too, but Alice's dress did give me a few challenges, especially when the serger had a melt down, but all is well! **blows kisses** Deb

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL- it does match your wallpaper!
Carrie, you and your blouse are ADORABLE!!! I am so glad that you made one for yourself. YOu did an amazing job!!!

((hugs))
Becky

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a creatively done post! I am proud of you and your sewing ability. I think you did a wonerful job and you look beautiful in your blouse. Great job!

Sheri said...

Such a cute shirt! I should get my sewing stuff out and put to use all that fabric I stocked up on a few years back when I worked at JoAnn Fabrics!

I've also enjoyed the tours of your new home. Simply beautiful!

Lori said...

Carrie, the top you made is totally adorable!!! you do match your blog:) i wish i could sew better, i would whip up a few for myself!!!

Queenplinker said...

That blue looks beautiful on you, Carrie. Cute pattern to boot. I've been bitten by the sewing bug lately, may have to try that one:0)
Have a great day, Lynea

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Carrie! I purchased this pattern last week and haven't started it yet. I hope I can sew as well as you. I'm used to quilting, not pattern sewing. I bought my dress form on Etsy. Check it out, sometimes they have really good prices. Have a blessed Sunday!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carrie,
It looks great on you and blue is my favorite color :)
How great that you sew. I have a sewing machine...collecting dust!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Vintage French Hen said...

Becky always inspires me as well! By the way, she is the sweetest woman you could ever hope to meet! Your peasant top turned out so cute, I lived in those in the 70's! Marcia

The Urban Cowboy said...

Not a sewer myself, but my GF is, and looks awesome!

Diane said...

Wow you sure did a wonderful job! It looks perfect on you! Did you you realize that it matched your Blog Wallpaper when you were working on it? Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

So cute Carrie. It does look like your wallpaper. Blue and White...my favorite colors to wear and decorate with.
Looks like an easy and quick pattern too.
Glad to see this syle make a comeback. Great style for nursing babies in the 70's. I know, more info than you needed to know.LOL

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Carrie! That is simply darling! Wish those looked good on me cause I might just have to come over and aheemmmmm borrow it! lol

Have a great week!
Lorena

pollydove said...

THAT is adorable! (And I love your bangs! I always seem to have "issues" with mine ... I want them to look like yours!) :)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Now that my friend...is SUPER cute!! Too bad I don't know how to sew! boo...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great job you did! It has been years since I have made any clothes for myself..but you are right. It's a good feeling to sit down and make something for yourself!
You look cute in your creation! Really cute!

Jan said...

Hi Carrie :)
Now what's not to love about a woman who matches her clothing to her blog:)
Love your new top!!
HEY..you asked for a link to PCP..
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Carrie, it looks great! And I love the fabric choice. It does look like your blog wallpaper. Please let me know when you receive your prize package :-)

Jocelyn

Mags said...

How cute, summery and forgiving of my middle-aged spread. I'd like to order 50 of them in a variety of colors and prints....LOL

Lisa said...

Your peasant top is so cute! I, too, wore them back in the 70's and now my 14 yr. old loves them. I'll have to see about getting that pattern and making some for her, and maybe me, too! Love your blog!

Creative Grammie said...

We're probably showing our age, but, yes, I wore those too back in the 70s. Here in Hawaii, they've made a comeback, this time we make them out of Hawaiian print fabric.
I'm so glad there are others who enjoy sewing. Thanks for sharing your blog.

Pamela said...

What a great job! I may have to go out and find that pattern though patterns scare me.Happy 4th!

Madame Samm said...

You look lovely in blue and your sweet top reflects all that is good with you...Your home is cozy Carrie...hope you have tender memories here...blessings to you
ms

Tins and Treasures said...

Very cute top...I love to sew too!
Oh, and I, too, have become obsessed with finding a dress form. Let me know if you have any luck!

Take care, ~Natalie

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful works!
Regards and kisses from Croatia.
Zondra Art

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