The Universe is Consipiring Against Me...

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I'll admit, the reason I'm HORRIBLY broke right now has a lot to do with several unnecessary, impulse, splurge-like purchases in the last few weeks (True Blood Season 3, I'm looking at you...). However, when I realized I didn't have the right elastic for my fabulously 80's green polka dot dress, I thought, rather than running to the fabric store and being tempted to buy tons of things I don't need when I pretty much can only afford to eat rice and air sandwiches until next Tuesday (aka payday), I'll just start some other sewing projects that I can make entirely with stuff from my stash and in the process, clear out some room for new purchases.

So I start working on the Sorbetto top from Colette Patterns since I NEVER sew separates and I figured all I needed was fabric and thread, which I have plenty of!



Due to my current obsession with Pintrest/Polyvore, I found this fabulous top and decided to modify the Sorbetto pattern with a ruffle and use the remenants of a gray bedsheet I had in my stash to imitate it...









After carefully cutting, gathering and attaching the new ruffle to near perfection, I ran completely out of gray thread!!! Looks like this whole "sewing from my stash" plan is going to be more difficult than I thought and this potentially cute top will be added to the stack of things that will get finished after payday...


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emmalemma
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June 9, 2011 at 9:15 PM delete

Cute start anyway, it looks a lot like your inspiration!

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Dibs
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June 10, 2011 at 1:06 AM delete

I think it will look great....once Mr.grey thread comes to the rescue that is. OMG you love True Blood too? My husband and I are addicted to it. I love lafeyette. Jason cracks me up, but lately,against my better judgement, I've started falling in love with Eric.....my husband is not amused.

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Kestrel
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June 10, 2011 at 5:10 AM delete

I love the look of your Sorbetto top with the ruffle, am sure it will look great!

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Meg the Grand
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June 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM delete

I think this is going to look fabulous once you get more thread :) I absolutely HATE when I run out... I have been known to throw a fit and storm away from my machine in a huff. I hope you get to finish this soon!

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Sara
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June 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM delete

That already looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it once you get the remaining thread!

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Gail
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June 11, 2011 at 7:53 AM delete

Great start, I'll look forward to seeing both your finished garments.

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June 17, 2011 at 9:11 AM delete

Thanks for the support! The bias binding is proving to be difficult but I think it will be cute when it's done! Also, I want to go on record as saying that Lafeyette and Eric are the BEST characters on that show without a doubt!

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