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Fall Into Fall: A DIY Top

Fall Into Fall: A DIY Top

Well, I guess I spoke too soon in my last post about Summer months lasting into Fall.  We just got out first ‘cold front’ and the temp has actually dropped into the 60’s!

Don’t get me wrong – I love and look forward to the seasons changing. I love it when the wind blows!! Especially after months of dry heat. 😀

To start off my Fall sewing projects, I opted for this tunic top, Vogue Pattern V8840 (currently out of print), View B.  My fabric choice is a plum, blouse weight stretch crepe.

DIY V8840

This is a really quick and easy project, with slim to no degree of difficulty.  Perfect for a novice sewist!

DIY V8840

After cutting pattern pieces and fabric, it took me 3 hours to make!

Side Note:  I did run into one problem when top stitching the center front seam. My bobbin thread came out a little… skip-py on the front of the top, so I had to remove it and sew it again with my top/needle thread for the top stitching.

DIY V8840

There’s nothing like being able to start something new and finish the same day… without having to THINK! We all need more projects like this once in awhile.

Quick Tip:  When sewing stretch fabrics, you’ll want to slightly tug the fabric as you’re sewing. This will keep your thread nice and taught and will prevent your seams from snapping once your fabric stretches.

DIY V8840

Overall, I’m happy with the outcome!  I love quick projects!

DIY V8840

What’s on your sewing list for this Fall Season?

I’m still on the look out for new patterns! More to come…

Until Next Time,



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