Sunday, April 08, 2007

Because I just don't sit still well...

...and leaving tomorrow has got me in a bit of a dither.

Everything is as ready as it's going to be, and I just can't relax. What better time to redesign and replicate one of my favorite (purchased) tops! This is a task I've been wanting to do for quite some time.
I traced it out this afternoon and got sewing. Things went well once I remembered how to thread the serger! I've always loved this Asian top I have. It's dark green hemp and sooooo soft! The only thing that has bothered me about it is that it's a little too short in the body.
The new top goes past my hips so when I lift my hand to shade my eyes, reach in the cupboard or wave hello no one will get an unrequested glimpse of my midsection anymore.

Got smarter, too, thanks to the whole bag project...and made a pattern as I went. I may have to make a few more of these. I could live in them, they're so comfortable.

I'll try to post now and then while we're away, but don't count on it. I have a hunch we'll be pretty pooped at night.

All the best,


Quilt Nut said...

that is fantastic Lisa!

have a great time at MQX! will you be at the show in Kamloops in May?

Lisa said...

I'll have a booth for my shop at QuiltBC - unfortunately my booth is in the hallway (though on the flipside, you probably won't be able to miss me!)
Will you be there? I'd love it if you came by and said hi!

Quilt Nut said...

we will be at QuiltBC-we weren't able to get a booth they went very quick! will make sure we come and say hi :)

swooze said...

I love that top! Hope you have fun. Hurry back as I just tagged you. The topic is list your 5 favorite or most inspirational blog sites. Have fun with it!

Debra Spincic said...

You are so clever to adapt whatever you have into whatever you need. I love to read your progress notes!

Have fun and I'll check back with you later! (Did you change blogs--something looks different.)

Lisa said...

Hi Debra -
You're such a sweetie...thanks! I grew up rural and live rural again - a girl has to make do when the nearest store is 2 hours away.

I think the blog looks different because there's no photos in the most recent post. Don't worry, I'll get more on soon...