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Sailor Top at such a great price

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I am doing a bit of selfish sewing! I wanted a nice wardrobe to wear in sticky, hot, Florida, that is cotton. Why because I am a 50 something woman who hates to sweat. Have you heard of Creativebug it is a online crafting learning site. I love it, I pay $4.95 a month to watch anything on the site. I can save one course a month to watch forever. This is the Sew a Sailor Top by Fancy Tiger - Creativebug course which came with the pattern. You can do the Creativebug 14 day free trial and get the course and pattern free and make yourself one too! What a great deal. Then when you fall in love with all the different courses available you can pay a one time fee or $4.95 a month and lifelong learn something. The Fancy Tiger Craft ladies are great instructors and go step by step with you to make this awesome blouse! I could have never made it without the video, but with it, it was a snap! I am off now to go make a few more shirts for myself! Can't live my life in just teeshirt

Selfish Sewing Spring 2015/Le Challenge

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Hello Everyone, I am so excited to participate in Selfish Sewing Week Spring 2015. Today I am sharing with you my new shirt made by me out of quilting cotton! You see I have never made myself any garments and have been intimidated by the thought. For 2 years I have listed one as a goal to complete a garment for myself, goal met! Hoot hoot! Years ago, I tried to make a shirt and ended up throwing it away half cutout. All the little markings confused me then. But with a wee bit of help I actually sewed it up pretty easily (patting myself on the back)! Pattern: Bess Top Designer: Imagine Gnats (Rachael Gander) Get it Bess Top Printed Pattern (here) and Digital (here) Fabric: Botanics design #14258, Carolyn Friedlander, Robert Kaufman (Quilting Cotton) Aurifil Thread: #4093 (perfect match) I love how Aurifil colors always match the designers fabrics. They have a color for everything! Cutting the pattern out, taping, and pinning it together, was quite simple. (Shock on my fa