Sunday, 31 March 2013

Just an Easter quickie ...


... just needed a quick little top, and thought I would try out an end-of-summer cowl neck. Last winter I made a few of Simplicity 3790 with sleeves, so gave a sleeveless version a go.
The fabric is just gorgeous to feel, a touch silky, and fairly bright and cheery. Very Eastery if I may say so ...

It looks super with my cream/beige skirt, or my black jeans for a casual look ... I tried to position more of the aqua colours in the cowl to be closer to my face ... 

And I didn't realise when I purchased the fabric, but there are actually butterflies flitting around the fabric ... I know, how could I miss a butterfly this big???

So I can safely pop this top into Faye's 2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Long ...

 

And just a quick family shot from a 'Do' we went to last Friday evening for my son's volleyball at school. Now I am about 5'6" tall (or what I call near enough to average), and wearing heels for the occasion. And still I look like a midget at a Land of the Giant's party...


Even my daughter and hubby are slouching somewhat to make me feel better...talk about being vertically challenged!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter weekend ... J

32 comments:

  1. I love the butterfly fabric, so pretty! Great family photo too... hehe, exactly like my family as mum is short (shorter than you) and dad, bro and I are towering over her. Happy Easter! :)

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  2. That fabric is magnificent - I have fabric envy! Love what you have done with it. Great top. Lovely family pic too.

    Happy Easter.

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  3. Nice top. It looks way better than the pattern illustration.

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  4. I love that top. The fabric is gorgeous and as Valerie said, much nicer than the envelope illustration.

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  5. Beautiful top, Judith, and butterfly fabric is stunning. I would love to know where you found it. I'm the shortest one in our family too - they pat me on top of my head :)

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  6. You always find the most fabulous fabrics. Great top

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  7. Lovely! I hadn't noticed this pattern before. I like the cowl with the gathers. I haven't noticed any patterns like this before. The fabric is gorgeous, like a swirly Easter egg.

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  8. Beautiful material and top! I love the family pic, you have beautiful children! And so tall!

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  9. lovely top, I actually love the butterflies - great family shot - I can't believe that you are 5' 6" you look shorter than me 5'4" compared to your hubby and children ha ha hope you are having a lovely Easter

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  10. What a beautiful family! But you did grow them tall!

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  11. Judith, that is a lovely top - it could even be worn over a warmer t shirt as a layering top, so I think it will be very versatile. The aqua on the cowl, with hint of warm colours, will look lovely next to your warm complexion.

    It is a lovely pattern - isn't it funny how you never see them in to catalogues until you see them on someone's blog.

    Your family looks lovely, even the midget!

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  12. Lovely butterfly top! And lovely family too!

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  13. Fantastic top, the colours are great and I think cowls always look so elegant. Love the family photo - my husband will be the shorty in our family in a few years :)

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  14. lovely material very fresh, I too didnt notice the butterflies straight away. Lovely family picture.

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  15. That's very pretty. Looks like spring!

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  16. Lovely top (and butterfly too) I have this pattern! I've got to dig it out because I love this view of it.

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  17. Beautiful--both the blouse and the family! I feel your pain about being a "shortie"--I'm 5'3", and my younger siblings all are taller than I am.

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  18. Beautiful top and love the butterfly on it. Great picture of the family.

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  19. Beautiful fabric and top-I recognized the pattern immediately. It is one of my faves. Thanks for sharing a pic of your family-it is a great portrait.

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  20. Beautiful fabric and beautiful top..
    Love the photo of you and your family.. Such a lovely family..[and you are average...just say...they are taller.lol]

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  21. You are going to make me have to dig through my Simplicity drawer to find that pattern. I know it's in there somewhere. It's amazing how I often discount a pattern until someone else makes it and it looks fab. Yours is beautiful, love that print. I'll upload your picture after work today.

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  22. That is such a lovely top. I'm surprised you missed the butterflies! Funny when I saw the photo I immediately thought "Judith isn't that short" then I realised how tall all your family are! A lovely photo still.

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  23. You have a beautiful family... Cute top...

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  24. Looks cute, great fam bam pic ;)

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  25. Adorable! Seriously, I absolutely love it - great job - and you inspired me to purchase this pattern!

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  26. Gorgeous top, love the colours.

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  27. The fabric reminds of some heine fabric I have seen which is top notch european stuff - those huge butterflies are gorgeous.

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  28. Love this Judith! The fabric is great, and I love every version of the tops on the pattern. Great job! P.S. Thanks for joining the challenge!!! Vita

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  29. Such a pretty top! And handsome family. You do look short:-) ! Thks for link to Sams blog, I like it!

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  30. Fun colors! This is one of those patterns I wouldn't give a second glance at, but now I think I need it!

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