Sulking and Sewing

I wanted to go to the quilt store today, but my husband got home too late for me to go.  Like a mature adult, I holed up in my “office” for a few hours in protest.  Out came this:

I bought the material from Joann’s on Sunday, and honestly it was hard to wait even this long to make something out of it.

I just made a simple peasant top.  No pattern or instructions really.  I simply laid one of my daughter’s tops down over the material and started cutting.

I didn’t even change the color of thread already on my machine.  It almost matches the blue in the material.  Almost.

It was quick and spontaneous, a very different kind of sewing than my usual method.  But I enjoyed it, and I think the top — surprisingly enough — turned out okay.

I’m still going to the quilt store tomorrow, though.

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14 Responses to “Sulking and Sewing”


  1. 1 Amber May 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I love this fabric. It is so perfect for a peasant top, and Mira’s coloring, too!

  2. 2 Matthew May 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I guess maybe I should be late more often.

  3. 3 Catherine May 10, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Such a cute little top and that fabric is so pretty. Isn’t it a good feeling to start and finish something in one sitting. I think you totally deserve a visit to Joann’s now!

    • 4 Leslie May 11, 2010 at 7:20 am

      i can not stand having to give up the fabric store….this top is crazy cute. i can not believe you had no pattern for this. it is so adorable…and your model is way cuter than cute!!!

  4. 5 beth May 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

    your sewing adventure without a pattern and without changing the thread sounds just like something I would do!! Great job!

  5. 6 Kim D. May 12, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Such a precious little girl and the top is really cute too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely week.

  6. 7 P. May 14, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Awww…cute top for a super cute little girl! I love the color of her hair!

  7. 8 Michelle M. May 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Too cute!!! Oh, and the shirt was good work too =)

  8. 9 Carla May 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! She is adorable! Love the top and the fabric you used. I am also guilty of heading to my office from time to time… 🙂

  9. 10 Kristen May 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Very cute shirt. I’m impressed this was a no pattern shirt. Looks amazing!

  10. 11 Michelle May 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I’d say sulking works very well! Very cute top. I can sew your little sweetie approves too.

  11. 12 Sarah C. May 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    The only thing cuter than that shirt is the little cutie in it! What a wonderful finish, even if it was inspired by sulking!!!

  12. 13 Sara May 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Adorable!!! When are you going to write up the tutorial? 😉

  13. 14 Dayna May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    That’s a perfect way to handle the disappointment! Very productive channeling of it. 🙂 The top is cute.


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